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Facing the rising tide: Sustainable ways to address climate change for resilient coastal communities and healthy marine ecosystems in Southeast Asia
The effects of climate change are increasingly felt, and threaten livelihoods and biodiversity in coastal and marine ecosystems, globally. Sea-level rise and increased storm intensity severely affect coastal communities, while rising water temperatures and ocean acidifcation change coastal and oceanic ecosystems dramatically. Healthy, well-functioning ecosystems enhance natural resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change and reduce the vulnerability of people. The Paris Agreement realizes this connection and charts a new course in the global climate effort. Still, the sum of local actions are essential in taking the Paris Agreement forward and successfully addressing climate change.
Ten years ago, MPA News asked practitioners a question: In this era of changing climate, what can you do to ensure your sites remain relevant over time? We decided it was time to revisit that question.