Blue Climate Coalition


The Blue Climate Coalition - an international partnership advancing marine conservation as part of the solution to climate change

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The Blue Climate Coalition currently (Nov. 2010) represents over 100 conservation groups and environmental stakeholders, and over 150 scientists together from 43 countries around the world. The Coalition was formed in November 2009, on an ad-hoc basis, to support the inclusion of marine conservation in climate change policy.

The Coalition represents a wide range of interests - environmental conservation, climate change education and advocacy, ecosystem restoration, the dive industry, ecotourism and sustainable travel, carbon offsetting, fishing, and scientific research.

Coalition participants include the following conservation groups and environmental stakeholders:

  • 350.org - USA
  • 1planet1ocean - USA   (link)
  • Alliance for Earth Observations - USA
  • American Fisheries Society - USA
  • Andros Conservancy and Trust - Bahamas   (link)
  • Anguilla National Trust - Anguilla   (link)
  • Aquatic Research & Communication, LLC - USA
  • Around the Americas / Ocean Watch - USA   (link)
  • Australian Marine Conservation Society - Australia   (link)
  • Beautify CNMI - USA   (link)
  • Blue Climate Solutions - USA   (link)
  • Blue Frontier Campaign - USA   (link)
  • Blue Legacy International - USA   (link)
  • Blue Ocean Institute - USA   (link)
  • Blue Ventures Conservation - UK  (link)
  • Cartagena's Youth Declaration on Climate Change Group - Columbia
  • Center for Rural Empowerment and the Environment (CREE) - USA   (link)
  • Centro Ecologico Akumal - Mexico
  • CIANGO: Cook Islands Association of Non-Government Organizations - Cook Islands
  • Clean Air - Cool Planet - USA   (link)
  • Coastal Conservation League - USA   (link)
  • Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island - USA   (link)
  • CORALations - USA
  • Corals for Conservation - Fiji   (link)
  • Cry of the Water - USA   (link)
  • Earth Island Institute, Campaign to Safeguard America’s Waters - USA   (link)
  • Earth2Ocean - USA
  • EarthEcho International - USA   (link)
  • ECO: Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand Inc - New Zealand
  • Endangered Habitats League - USA
  • Environment Florida - USA
  • Environmental Coalition of Miami Beach (ECOMB)- USA
  • Fauna & Flora International - USA   (link)
  • Florida Conservation Alliance - USA
  • FoProBiM (Fondation pour la Protection de la Biodiversite Marine) - Haiti   (link)
  • Forest Trends - USA
  • Friends of the Environment - Bahamas
  • Friends of the Everglades - USA   (link)
  • Friends of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument - USA
  • Fundação Pró-TAMAR - Brazil
  • Gilles Marini, Actor and supporter of healthy oceans - USA
  • Global Coral Reef Alliance - USA   (link)
  • Global Islands Network - UK
  • Greenpeace USA  - USA
  • Guanaja Mangrove Restoration - USA
  • International Society for Reef Studies - USA   (link)
  • Island Resources Foundation - USA
  • KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance - USA
  • Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation - USA   (link)
  • Malama Kai Foundation - USA
  • Mangrove Action Project (MAP) - USA   (link)
  • Marine Conservation Society (MCS) - United Kingdom   (link)
  • MAUDESCO: Mauritius Council for Development Environmental Studies and Conservation - Mauritius
  • MEDASSET-Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles - Greece   (link)
  • Melanesian NGO Centre for Leadership (MNCL) - Papua New Guinea
  • Nature Seychelles - Seychelles
  • Naucrates - Italy   (link)
  • NAUI Worldwide (National Association of Underwater Instructors) - USA   (link)
  • NIUANGO: Niue Island Association of NGOs - Niue Island
  • Ocean Conservation and Research - USA   (link)
  • Ocean Defenders Alliance - USA
  • Oceanic Defense - USA   (link)
  • Oceanic Preservation Society - USA   (link)
  • Ocean Revolution.org - USA   (link)
  • Palau Conservation Society - Palau
  • Palm Beach County Reef Rescue - USA   (link)
  • Peninsula Citizens for Sustainable Development - Belize
  • Pew Environment Group - USA
  • Pro Peninsula - USA
  • Project S.E.A.-Link - USA   (link)
  • Protective Turtle Ecology Center for Training (ProTECTOR) - USA   (link)
  • Rainbow Warriors Core Foundation (Rainbow Warriors International) - Aruba
  • REEF RELIEF - USA   (link)
  • Roffer's Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service Inc. - USA   (link)
  • Repower America - Florida - USA
  • Restore America's Estuaries - USA
  • Sailors for the Sea - USA   (link)
  • Saint Lucia National Trust - Saint Lucia
  • SandyHook SeaLife Foundation - USA
  • Save Our Seas - USA   (link)
  • Save Our Shores - USA   (link)
  • Save the Manatee Club - USA   (link)
  • Sciencefish.com - USA
  • Sea Turtle Conservancy - USA (formally Caribbean Conservation Corporation)   (link)
  • Seagrass Recovery - USA   (link)
  • SEE Turtles - USA   (link)
  • Sierra Club - USA
  • Sierra Club BC - Canada
  • Snorkel Bob Foundation - USA   (link)
  • South Carolina Coastal Conservation League - USA
  • South Coast Citizens for Sustainable Development - Belize
  • St. Kitts Foundation - USA   (link)
  • SuMar - Mexico
  • SUNGO: Samoa Umbrella for Non Governmental Organisations - Samoa
  • Surfrider Foundation - USA
  • Sustainable Travel International - USA   (link)
  • Tethys Research Institute - Italy   (link)
  • The Alliance for Tompotika Conservation / Aliansi Konservasi Tompotika – USA / Indonesia   (link)
  • The Blue Carbon Project - USA
  • The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) - USA   (link)
  • The Interfaith Council for the Protection of Animals and Nature - USA   (link)
  • The Ocean Foundation - USA   (link)
  • The Ocean Project - USA   (link)
  • The Whaleman Foundation - USA   (link)
  • The Snorkel Bob Foundation - USA
  • TierraMar Consulting - Australia
  • Tiffany & Co. Foundation - USA   (link)
  • Tonga National Youth Congress - Tonga
  • Trees, Water & People - USA
  • Turtle Island Restoration Network - USA   (link)
  • Urban Environment League - USA   (link)
  • Urban Paradise Guild - USA   (link)
  • Vaughani Shores Vanuatu - Vanuatu   (link)
  • West African Association for Marine Environment (WAAME) - Sénégal
  • WetlandCare Australia - Australia
  • Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) - USA   (link)
  • Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network (WIDECAST) - USA   (link)
  • WiLDCOAST/COSTASALVAjE - USA / Mexico   (link)

Coalition Actions / Accomplishments:

  • November 2009 - Blue Climate Coalition Letters issued to the White House and the U.S. Senate, which recommend for marine conservation options as part of the solution to climate change. Together, the coalition letters request for:
                - the option for marine conservation solutions to climate change to be considered in national climate change legislation and international climate change treaties, and
                - support for marine science research that further explores this concept.

                (for Coalition letters and associated press release and see Press Release 2009.11.18)

  • March 2010 - Blue Climate Coalition issues thank you letters to nine U.S. Senators for advancing marine conservation as part of the solution to climate change in the Clean Energy Partnerships Act of 2009 (S. 2729).

                (for Coalition thank you letters and associated press release and see Press Release 2010.03.02)

  • May 2010 - Marine conservation, as part of the solution to climate change, is included in the American Power Act (discussion draft).

                (for associated press release and see Press Release 2010.05.27)

  • November 2010 - Blue Climate Coalition Letters issued to the White House and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), which recommend for marine conservation options as part of the solution to climate change, including the funding of related marine science. Thank you letters were also issued to U.S. Senators Kerry and Lieberman for advancing marine conservation in the American Power Act.

               (for associated press release and see Press Release 2010.11.19)

  • December 2010 - Blue Climate Coalition Letters issued to the UN Conference of the Parties (COP16) climate change meeting held in Cancun, Mexico.

               (for associated press release and see Press Release 2010.12.02)

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