|Welcome to the September PEMSEA e-update. This month bring a moment for critical reflection on climate change and the oceans, following the recent publication of the IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). Importantly, this report discusses not only the physical and ecosystem changes in the ocean itself, but the impact of these changes on vulnerable coastal communities. PEMSEA and its partner countries have long recognized the importance of climate change adaptation and mitigation, and this report reinforces the importance of work such as the coastal use zoning capacity development PEMSEA provides to local government partners. In between newsletters, follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@PEMSEA) for the latest updates.