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 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.
Combating ocean acidification starts at home, with dedicated individuals rolling up their sleeves to take action. The Nisqually Tribe of Western Washington is an engaged member of the OA Alliance, focused on climate resiliency, action, education and outreach at a local and national level.
With about 120 in attendance, the cleanup brought together dozens of shellfish growers, members of the Squaxin Island Tribe and Nisqually Tribe, Northwest Farm Credit Services, and Washington State Department of Natural Resources on a common goal: a trash free Puget Sound.
Ocean acidification could have profound impacts on the food security, economy, and culture of communities in the Pacific Islands.