Confronting Climate Change

Taking the ocean into account is critical for successfully addressing climate change, and addressing climate change is critical for the future of the ocean.

Lessons from California

Mitigation, Adaptation, and Climate Finance

CAReport

Over the past two decades, California has developed a comprehensive vision for ocean-climate action that aims to protect the ocean and use its power to combat climate change. In recent years, California has also served as an ocean-climate leader on the international stage, driving collective action through coalitions such as the Pacific Rim Ocean-Climate Action Partnership and the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification.

Global climate action is currently far off course to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement. As we approach the U.N. Ocean-Climate Dialogue in December 2020 and the U.N. climate summit (COP26) in November 2021, it is a key moment to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas pollution and build global resilience to climate impacts.

This series highlights some of the key actions California has taken to promote ocean-based mitigation and adaptation solutions, so they might inform both subnational and national governments.

Read “Lessons from California: Addressing the threat of ocean acidification and hypoxia” here

Read “Lessons from California: Establishing a Network of Marine Protected Areas” here

Read “Lessons from California: Preparing for Sea Level Rise” here

For more information on the suite of actions and lessons learned, see the Ocean-Climate Guide to Action.

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