In the UK evidence projects have been undertaken to improve our understanding of the role of MPAs as Nature-based Solutions in the face of a changing climate. This has involved:
(i) Understanding the role of marine biodiversity in supporting climate change adaptation and mitigation;
(ii) Quantifying the protection of blue carbon habitats within the UK’s existing MPA network;
(iii) Understanding how MPA protected features may be impacted by climate change; and
(iv) Establishing the relative importance of areas of the English seabed for blue carbon.