Presentations will explore the role of kelp and seagrass in helping to mitigate and build resilience to impacts of ocean acidification to some marine species and ecosystems. Presentations will focus on how governments might explore pilot projects that further examine this potential.
Listen to a full recording from the OA Alliance’s April 15, 2020 webinar featuring studies and research from around the world, looking at biological impacts to key seafood species.
Presentations include a focus on Dungeness crab in the Pacific, Northern Shrimp and lobster in the Northern Atlantic and the New Zealand Green-lipped Mussel.
The final COP25 decision, Chile Madrid Time for Action, opened up a dialogue on the ocean and climate change, a major step forward in elevating and integrating ocean across the UNFCCC.
Read the entire OA Alliance submission to the Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue.
The rapid growth of the OA Alliance confirms the desire of policy and decision-makers to better understand climate impacts to marine resources and to implement actions that reduce impacts and build resiliency. Check out member highlights and impact in 2019!
The OA Alliance is proud to kick-off the New Year by releasing a video that calls on governments to take action now. The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place in Madrid, Spain December 2-13, 2019. Read a report out of OA Alliance activities in our January 2020 Newsletter.
The Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC)—which includes the US States of California, Oregon, and Washington and the Province of British Columbia in Canada—is working to confront the ocean and climate crises. Collectively and individually, these governments are addressing the causes of ocean acidification and changing ocean conditions while increasing the resilience of coastal communities.
The OA Alliance will be hosting a number of events at “Blue Ocean COP25.” We invite you to join us and help ensure that oceans are highlighted and play a central role in discussions and negotiations.
The “Blue Ocean COP25,” remains a critical milestone for ensuring that findings of the IPCC Special Report on Ocean and Cryosphereare incorporated across the UNFCCC and that initiatives like the OA Alliance are continuing to support and advance government led actions to respond and address impacts from a changing ocean.