IUCN - Natural Solutions: Protected Areas helping people cope with climate change

Natural Solutions: Protected Areas helping people cope with climate change

01 December 2011 | Downloads - document

Protected areas are an essential part of the global response to climate change.

They are helping address the cause of climate change by protecting natural ecosystems and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through carbon storageand sequestration. They can also help society cope with climate change impacts by maintaining the essential ecosystem services, upon which people depend. The are proven, "green" and cost-effective natural solutions to help address the climate crisis.