“Climate-Smart” Marine Protected Areas for Mitigation and Adaptation Policy

(Merwin et al. 2020)

This brief reviews the potential climate benefits of marine protected areas (MPAs), discusses how policymakers and practitioners can help ensure that MPAs are “climate-smart,” and underscores that, because a suite of mitigation and adaptation policies is necessary to address the climate challenge, climate-smart MPAs merit a place in the climate policy toolbox.

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