Rise Up

Conservation / Environment / Climate

In May 2019, a small but influential group of organizations and foundations came together to agree on common priorities, objectives, and targets that drive solutions for the ocean crisis and raise the level of ambition for action. They launched the Blue Call to Action , which sets out joint goals and objectives, with priority actions that our member organizations collectively agree are vital to tackle the ocean crisis. We are focused on what the ocean needs to recover, not what is politically palatable. Initially powered by this group of civil society organizations who drafted the Blue Call to Action, RISE UP has now grown into a global network of over 600 groups representing civil society, foundations, businesses, small-scale fishers and Indigenous peoples, who jointly agree on common priorities, objectives and targets in the Blue Call to Action to drive collective action to protect, restore and equitably govern the ocean. RISE UP is hosted by Seas At Risk and funded by Oceano Azul Foundation and Oak Foundation.