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.
What do policy makers really want to know about ocean acidification and its potential impacts? How can scientists, non-government entities, other stakeholders and community members help to answer their questions?
The OA Alliance presented a half-day workshop focused on best practices in communicating OA science to decision and policy makers and other stakeholders, drawing upon lessons learned and experiences from our national and subnational government members.
The Government of the Netherlands joined the OA Alliance at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on September 13, 2018. In keeping with the OA Alliance framework for action, the Netherlands has released their National Ocean Acidification Action Plan.
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.
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.