Alliance members will be supported in their efforts through information exchange of the most recent and relevant science, best practices to mitigate and adapt, sharing examples of existing action plans, and through periodic convening of members at high-level international oceans and climate-related meetings. Ceremonies, recruitment events, and workshops to recognize signatories and help advance the Alliance’s work will be organized throughout the year.
Become a Member Jurisdiction
The Alliance invites membership from countries, states, provinces, counties and cities, and Tribes and First Nations that are concerned about the impacts of ocean acidification and are prepared to highlight the issue of ocean acidification. Alliance members will commit to crafting their own jurisdictional OA Action Plan in keeping with existing capacity. OA Action Plans should focus on advancing the five goals of the Alliance.
Become an Affiliate
The Alliance also invites universities, non-governmental organizations, industry associations, businesses, and other parties to join and participate as affiliate members. Affiliate members will be asked to engage as supporters of the Alliance and where possible, join Alliance members at events and workshops to help advance goals and speak directly to the harmful impacts ocean acidification. Affiliate members will commit to elevating the issue of ocean acidification within their institution, business or organization and helping to advance the work of the Alliance in keeping with their own resources and networks.
The Alliance is reaching out to potential partners and Alliance members, including through planned side events at COP22 in Marrakesh, Morocco the week of November 7, 2016. The Alliance plans to officially launch the Global Call to Action with its founding members in December 2016 at a formal signing event and Alliance workshop in California. Ceremonies, recruitment events, and workshops to recognize signatories and help advance the Alliance’s work will be organized throughout 2017.
Formal launch event for the OA Alliance
When: Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
Where: Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, California
Time: 8:30am-5:00pm – evening reception to follow
For more information on lodging and directions, please download this pdf.
“Our oceans sustain jobs, support coastal economies and feed billions of people. At the heart of protecting our oceans is the imperative to significantly reduce the world’s emissions of carbon dioxide. We must lead together to secure the health of the oceans, and our economies and communities that depend on this vital resource.”Jay Inslee
To join the Alliance or learn more about the Global Call to Action, please express your interest via email to Jessie Turner, Policy Advisor to the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification. Ms. Turner will share a copy of the Call to Action for your review and consideration to join the Alliance.
Policy Advisor to the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification, USA