2019 Highlights & Impact

2019 Highlights & Impact

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!

Models for Ocean-Climate Action Along the Pacific Coast of North America

Models for Ocean-Climate Action Along the Pacific Coast of North America

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.

OA Alliance Events at the “Blue COP25”

OA Alliance Events at the “Blue COP25”

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.

Mainstreaming OA into National Policies: A Handbook for Pacific Islands

Mainstreaming OA into National Policies: A Handbook for Pacific Islands

The OA Alliance was invited to partner with OA Alliance member, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) on a newly released publication, “Mainstreaming OA into National Policies: A Handbook for Pacific Islands,” which was showcased at a side event during SPREP’s regional meeting in Apia, Samoa on September 4.

U.S. State to State Workshop on Ocean and Coastal Acidification

U.S. State to State Workshop on Ocean and Coastal Acidification

Sharing lessons learned and best practices across state governments that have undertaken state-led efforts to address ocean and coastal acidification. The OA Alliance hosted a 2-day Coast to Coast State Workshop on Ocean and Coastal Acidification on September 26-27, 2019 at the New York Aquarium on Coney Island. 

OA Alliance Contributes to UN Oceans Meeting to Implement SDG 14

OA Alliance Contributes to UN Oceans Meeting to Implement SDG 14

On May 30-31, OA Alliance participated in a meeting convened by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) aimed at supporting the implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. Leadership and efforts of OA Alliance members are critical to helping meet the goals and targets set forth in UN SDG 14.

OA Alliance event at COP24

OA Alliance event at COP24

The OA Alliance will be at COP24 and hosting an event on Mobilizing Global Leadership to Advance OA Action Plans that Protect Coastal Communities and Livelihoods from a Changing Ocean.

OA Alliance Event at the Global Climate Action Summit

OA Alliance Event at the Global Climate Action Summit

Save the date! The International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification invites subnational, national and civil society leaders who are working to support coastal communities impacted by ocean acidification to come together to discuss actionable steps to address changing ocean conditions.