13 June 2017
Marine environmental protection and management is an important aspect of climate change adaptation. Coastal and marine habitats, especially coral reefs and wetlands, are bastion against waves, erosion and flooding that are predicted to get more frequent and intensified due to climate change.
A report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in early June 2017 confirms this observation by concluding that marine reserves are capable of mitigating and promoting climate change adaptation. At the same time, however, they stand extremely vulnerable to climate-induced sea warming.
… Margareth Sembiring is a Senior Analyst at the Centre for Non-Traditional Security, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. This is part of a series.
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Last updated on 13/06/2017