Protecting the ocean, mitigating climate change? State of the evidence and policy recommendations
Aleksandar Rankovic, Juliette Jacquemont, Joachim Claudet, Marine Lecerf, Loreley Picourt
Ocean-Climate Platform. "Protecting the ocean, mitigating climate change? State of the evidence and policy recommendations." 2021.
While marine protected areas (MPAs) are increasingly being advocated as ocean-based climate solutions, the mechanisms through which MPAs can protect carbon pools and enhance carbon sequestration, as well as the magnitude of these effects still need to be better understood and quantified. These clarifications are necessary for MPAs to be integrated as actionable mitigation measures in national and international climate policies. With this purpose, this brief summarizes the findings of a comprehensive literature review focusing on the effects of MPAs on the carbon sequestration capacity of different marine carbon pools.
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