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Resources for guiding MPA climate change adaptation and mitigation

In March-April 2021, OCTO collaborated with the UN Environment Programme, the University of Queensland, The Nature Conservancy, WWF, and other partners to survey marine conservation and management practitioners about tools and learning resources they would recommend for climate change and marine protected areas (MPAs). Initial results were sent to the online MPA Help discussion list in November 2021. Community members recommended a number of additional resources. This updated compilation provides results from the initial survey as well as MPA Help community members…

Resources for the sustainable financing of marine protected areas

In March-April 2021, OCTO collaborated with the UN Environment Programme, the University of Queensland, The Nature Conservancy, WWF, and other partners to survey marine conservation and management practitioners about tools and learning resources they would recommend for the sustainable financing of marine protected areas (MPAs). Initial results were published in OCTO’s The Skimmer newsletter in June 2021. Readers recommended a number of additional resources. This updated compilation provides results from the initial survey, input from other MPA and finance practitioners, and a “roadmap” to help MPA professionals find resources appropriate to their needs…

Results of a global survey on marine spatial planning and climate change: Interview with Catarina Frazão Santos

“Since marine spatial planning (MSP) operates in a changing ocean, addressing and integrating climate effects is vital,” says Catarina Frazão Santos. “Few marine spatial plans consider climate change properly or explicitly, however. To raise awareness and foster discussion about this important topic at an international level, we (project OCEANPLAN) conducted a global survey from July 2020 to March 2021…”