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Policy & Decision Makers

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BC OAH Action Plan

The BC OAH Action aims to determine the state of knowledge related to ocean acidification and hypoxia in BC’s coastal waters, with long-term goals for addressing knowledge gaps and developing adaptation and mitigation strategies to support the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, traditional harvesters, and other BC seafood interests.


Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s Climate Action Initiatives

Tsleil-Waututh members have observed the effects of climate change in our territory for decades. OA is a concern to TWN, along with other ocean-related effects of climate change. Burrard Inlet is becoming more acidic, and research is underway to determine whether the cause is disproportionately associated with OA or if the reduction in pH is attributed to urban and industrial inputs.

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Commonwealth Blue Charter: Ocean Acidification Policymakers Handbook

The Commonwealth Blue Charter helped put together an Ocean Acidification policymakers handbook. This contains many of the tools that a policy maker needs to be acquainted with to effectively make decisions about Ocean Acidification.

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BC Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy

B.C.’s Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy outlines four pathways to help ensure we stay safe and to prepare for a changing climate. The strategy highlights B.C.'s overall direction and actions that the Province is taking to help better understand and adapt to the impacts of climate change, and is supported by more than $500 million in funding.  


In 2019, the City of Vancouver declared a climate emergency, and in response focused on drastically cutting the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. The City of Vancouver has also registered our ocean acidification Framework, as a Voluntary Commitment to help support the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14, Life Below Water.

Vancouver Action Plan

Baynes Sound Data

This project aims to better understand the short- and long-term variability that occurs within these productive waters. With more data, it is hoped that producers will have the information needed to make the best decisions for their harvest. This online resource gives users access to real time ocean monitoring data in Baynes Sound.

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Commonwealth Blue Charter: Ocean Acidification Action Group

The Commonwealth Blue Charter is an agreement by all 54 Commonwealth countries, adopted at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, April 2018. New Zealand will champion the Ocean Acidification Action Group –improving the capacity of Commonwealth countries to address the impact of ocean acidification.

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B.C. is focused on implementing CleanBC; the actions and commitments in CleanBC will reduce the causes of ocean acidification and help to build adaptation and resiliency of coastal communities

BC OA Case Study


Back to Blue Initiative: An Ocean Crisis in the Making

The Back to Blue Initiative has created an interactive webpage that educates the user on the basics of ocean acidification. These basics are broken down into an introduction, the science, the impacts, and soultions?

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OA Alliance

The OA Alliance is an international organization whose goal is to create a network of governments and organizations. They use this network to take action against the growing threat of Ocean Acidification to protect coastal communities all over the world.

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