Blue Carbon in MPAs Case Studies

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) can prevent the loss and degradation of blue carbon habitats, and their associated blue carbon reserves1. MPAs may also enable new carbon sequestration through the restoration […]

FAQs

International Partnership FAQs

External resources 

English language

Biofin - The Biodiversity Finance Initiative

  • Global catalogue of financial solutions/instruments to support biodiversity conservation goals.
  • Established at COP 11.

IUCN Marine Protected Areas and Climate Change

  • Issue brief outlining 1) the link between MPAs and climate change, 2) why the link matters, and 3) what can be done to address rising anthropogenic threats.

NOAA - Integrating Cultural Resources into MPA Management

  • Resource that outlines what a cultural landscape approach is, how to identify cultural resources within an MPA, and how to integrate these resources into an MPA management plan.

NOAA - Climate Change and Your Marine Sanctuaries

  • Brief overview of how climate change is affecting the U.S.’s underwater resources, what the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is doing about it, and how the public can help.

JNCC - Climate Smart MPA Page

  • Outlining JNCC’s work in developing the evidence base around climate smart decision making in Marine Protected Areas.

Campaign for Nature - High Ambition Coalition (HAC)

  • Overview of the HAC, an intergovernmental group championing a global deal for nature (30x30) and people that can halt the accelerating loss of species, and protect vital ecosystems that are the source of economic security.
  • Includes news updates, events, and press reports.

Because the Ocean

  • Initiative launched by 23 countries at COP 21, aimed at encouraging progress on the incorporation of the ocean into climate change policy.
  • Includes resources, presentations and upcoming event information.

Ocean Acidification Alliance

  • This Alliance brings together governments and organizations from across the globe dedicated to taking urgent action to protect coastal communities and livelihoods.
  • Explore the site for publications, resources, infographics, and informative webinars.

Climate Adaptation Toolkit for Marine and Coastal Protected Areas

  • Online toolkit containing case studies, foundational resources, and tools to help MPA managers evaluate the vulnerability of their sites to climate change, identify appropriate adaptation strategies and learn about those strategies.

US Climate Resilience Toolkit

  • Online toolkit focused around the “steps to resilience” and featuring an abundance of tools, resources, and case studies to aid managers and planners in enhancing the resilience of their communities.
  • Contains the climate explorer tool which provides county-level climate projections for every county in the United States.

U.S. National Park Service – Climate Change

NOAA - Adaptation Design Tool: Corals and Climate Adaptation Planning

  • Tool that helps coral reef managers incorporate climate change adaptation into coral reef management plans.
  • Includes an online course on using the tool, available in partnership with The Nature Conservancy.

WWF - Climate Adaptation Methodology for Protected Areas (CAMPA): Coastal and Marine

  • Manual that helps managers of Coastal and Marine Protected Areas, as well as other stakeholders, adapt to a changing climate.
  • Aims to build consensus among stakeholders on the actions required.

EcoAdapt – Adaptations Actions Search

CoastAdapt - Coastal Climate Adaptation Decision Support

  • Guidance on a decision support process developed to aid climate change adaptation planning and implementation along the Australian coast.

Commission for Environmental Cooperation - Guide for Planners and Managers to Design Resilient Marine Protected Area Networks in a Changing Climate

  • Guide aimed at MPA planners and managers in North America to improve MPA design and management to achieve healthier, more resilient oceans.

IUCN - Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas and climate change: A guide to regional monitoring and adaptation opportunities

  • Document providing information on climate change impacts on Mediterranean marine life, and guidance on monitoring these impacts.

MPA-ADAPT - Monitoring Climate-related responses in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas and beyond: five standard protocols

  • Protocols for monitoring climate-related impacts in Mediterranean MPAs and beyond, including assessing mass mortality events, using fish as indicators, and exploring local knowledge.

CEC - North American Marine Protected Area Rapid Vulnerability Assessment Tool

  • Tool that helps MPA managers evaluate the potential impacts of climate change on habitats and generate adaptation strategies.

Reef Resilience Network - Community-based Climate Adaptation

  • Information on preparing for climate change as a community, including by conducting vulnerability assessments, using climate adaptation tools, communicating about climate change, and managing for social resilience.

 

 

Spanish language

Oceana - Areas Marinas Protegidas: Una Herramienta Para Combatir La Sobrepesca Y Conservar Los Ecosistemas Marinos / (EN): Oceana -  Marine Protected Areas: A Tool to Combat Overfishing and Conserve Marine Ecosystems

  • La propuesta de Oceana para la pesca responsable en Baleares como caso de estudio para otros países.
  • Oceana's proposal for responsible fishing in the Balearic Islands as a case study for other countries.

Ministerio de Medio Ambiente - Estrategia Nacional de Biodiversidad 2017-2030

  • (EN): National Biodiversity Strategy for Chile 2017-2030.

MINAE - Política Nacional de Adaptación Al Cambio Climático de Costa Rica 2018-2030

  • (EN): National Policy for Adaptation to Climate Change for Costa Rica 2018-2030.

Cuadro de Acciones de Adaptación

  • (EN): Chart containing suggested actions to adapt to climate impacts on habitats, with case studies from North America.

Comisión para la Cooperación Ambiental - Guía dirigida a planificadores y gestores para la creación de redes de áreas marinas protegidas resilientes en un contexto de cambio climático

  • (EN): Guide aimed at MPA planners and managers in North America to improve MPA design and management to achieve healthier, more resilient oceans.

CEC - Herramienta para la evaluación rápida de la vulnerabilidad en áreas marinas protegidas de América del Norte

  • (EN): Tool that helps MPA managers evaluate the potential impacts of climate change on habitats and generate adaptation strategies.

 

 

French language

OFB - Gérer et restaurer les espaces protégés

  • Ressource décrivant les bases de la gestion et de la restauration des aires marines protégées.
  • (EN): Resource in French describing the basics of managing and restoring Marine Protected Areas.

OFB - Terres et Mers UltraMarines (TE ME UM)

  • Te Me Um est un programme destiné à soutenir de manière opérationnelle les acteurs de la biodiversité des outre-mer français.
  • (EN): A programme for the managers of French overseas natural areas that facilitates training, exchange, dissemination of information, and cooperation.

Trame Vert et Bleue - Centre de ressources

  • (EN): Center of resources around the implementation of the green and blue network.

Commission de coopération environnementale - Guide à l’intention des planificateurs et des gestionnaires pour la création de réseaux d’aires marines protégées résilientes dans le contexte des changements climatiques

  • (EN): Guide aimed at MPA planners and managers in North America to improve MPA design and management to achieve healthier, more resilient oceans.

CEC - Outil d’évaluation rapide de la vulnérabilité des aires marines protégées d’Amérique du Nord

  • (EN): Tool that helps MPA managers evaluate the potential impacts of climate change on habitats and generate adaptation strategies.