Working together towards climate resilience – New White Paper!

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The White Paper details four recommendations for better integration of climate adaptation in policy and practice for Protected Areas in Europe.

Necessary steps for climate change

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The PROTECTED AREAS & CLIMATE CHANGE White Paper was developed in the framework of the LIFE Natur’Adapt project with the support of the EUROPARC Task Force on Climate Change. The project was a collective learning process on adaptation to climate change in Protected Areas. In Europe, Reserves Naturelles de France, EUROPARC and eight partners have come together to support the integration of climate change into Protected Area management practices.

The paper calls upon European decision-makers and national authorities to facilitate the co-design of integrated, long-term and large-scale environment management and spatial planning. It details the following recommendations:

1. Protected Areas should be adequately involved in climate action planning.

2. All Protected Areas across Europe, including Natura 2000 sites, should integrate Climate Adaptation planning.

3. Climate change adaptation and nature restoration planning should integrate rigorous participatory processes, engaging communities, public and private sectors.

4. Protected Areas designation process should aim at nurturing future-proof ecosystems.

Download the Protected Areas & Climate Change White Paper

Save the date!

Learn more about the recommendations for working together towards climate resilience. During the Online Seminar on 20 June 2023!

There, we will explore the results of the LIFE Natur’Adapt project, case studies from Protected Areas and current policy priorities and developments at regional and European levels.

The LIFE Natur’Adapt project, as well as the Climate Change Taskforce, have received funding from the LIFE Programme of the European Union. Go to the official webpage of the project here