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Workshop on MPA resilience to climate change - (St Martin 28-29 Nov. 2013)

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How Marine Protected Areas networks can improve marine ecosystem resilience in the Caribean Region?

This question was at the center of the discussions during a 2 days workshop organised by IUCN and the SPAW-RAC / UNEP in St Martin, which gathered several Marine protected area managers and relevant stakeholders of the EU overseas territories in the Caribbean.

Based on the exchanges of experiences and best practices, this workshop aimed at building MPA local and national capacities to increase the resilience of the coastal marine environments to climate change through the strengthening of regional cooperation, and at exploring the development of regional action plan to that purpose. Download the report:

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You will find below several presentations of MPAs managers, that supported the discussion amongst participants on their respective experiences, the lessons learnt and the gaps to be bridged.

- Introduction- overview of climate change and its expected impacts on marine and coastal biodiversity in the Caribbean

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IUCN Introduction - CC and MPAs Workshop
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Potential impacts of sea level rise on the 10 insular biodiversity hotspots
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Impacts and Costs of Sea Level Rise in the Caribbean and Role of Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

- Experiences sharing between MPA managers for addressing the impacts of climate change in their MPAs

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Presentation of the French National Climate Change Observatories Network IFRECOR
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Reserve de Petite Terre - Guadeloupe
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Caribean Netherlands Science Institute
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Vulnerability and Resilience in the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
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Turks and Caicos Islands - MPA resilience to climate change
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Anguilla MPA resilience and climate change
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MPA resilience to climate change - Réserve Naturelle de Saint-Martin
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MPAs, Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Building a Resilient Network of Partnerships
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Climate Change Adaptation Policy - Virgin Islands
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MPAs and Climate Change - Dutch Antilles
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Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance