Ocean-Climate Leaders Joint Statement on United States’ Nationally Determined Contribution and Climate Commitment
The OA Alliance and Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network NE Atlantic Hub will be co-hosting a workshop on April 28 that brings together policy and decision-makers across the NE Atlantic region.
By accounting for increasing acidification and cumulative climate- ocean impacts, governments can more accurately assess the economic, cultural and social vulnerabilities directly caused by CO2 emissions.
Following from last year’s MACAN webinar which featured an overview of OA Action Planning and included case studies from New York and Maine, the agenda will dive deeper into the specific components of OA Action Planning in Maryland and New Jersey. Collectively, the presentations will touch on partnerships, data, research, projects and policy frameworks that are informing state’s OA Action Plan recommendations.
Who is considered an OA policy maker, and what should they know about addressing ocean and coastal acidification within their regions?
As governments and communities around the world are working to address the health, social justice and economic crisis accelerated by the Covid-19 Pandemic, it’s more important than ever that climate and ocean action are understood as a critical part of immediate and long-term resiliency building.
On December 18, 2020 the OA Alliance held a virtual gathering of U.S. state members and partners who are working to deploy monitoring, mitigation and regional adaptation strategies.
Taking place 2-3 December 2020, the Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue will invite Parties and non-Party stakeholders to consider approaches to strengthening ocean related adaptation and mitigation action across the UNFCCC. Check out the OA Alliance contribution and more.
What do policy makers really want to know about ocean acidification and its potential effects? How can scientists, non-government entities, other stakeholders and community members help to answer their questions?
We hope you will join us for two events hosted by the OA Alliance, as we work to ensure that climate and ocean commitments, policies and communications accurately reflect their interdependence.