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Marine protected areas and climate change - Adaptation and mitigation synergies, opportunities and challenges

Author
Baxter A., Laffoley D., Simard F.
Date
2016
Source
IUCN (ID: MON-091304)
Publisher | Place of publication
IUCN | Gland, Switzerland
ISBN
978-2-8317-1819-4
Pages
49 p.
Document type
Monography/book
Language
English
Field of application
International
Subject
Sea, Air & atmosphere
Keyword
Marine protected areas Marine resources management Climate change
Abstract

The ocean is a major player in the regulation of the world’s climate system. The purpose of the report is to provide information to underpin the outcomes of COP21 and in particular to demonstrate the importance of the role of MPAs in climate change adaptation and mitigation. To do this the report brings together scientific information on how MPAs can help to solve climate change issues in coastal and ocean ecosystems. The focus is on ocean warming, sea-level rise, change in currents, and other associated phenomena. The scope of the report is intended to cover all marine ecosystems from coastal to open and deep sea.

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