Climate change and marine protected areas
Jane Turpie was invited to give a presentation on “Using economics to support coastal conservation interventions to address climate change” at the Western Indian Ocean Climate Change Workshop for Coastal and Marine Protected Areas, held in Cape Town in February 2012.
The workshop was organized by USAID, United States Department of State (DOS), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on behalf of the Adaptation Partnership, with regional assistance provided by the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA). It was attended by 39 participants from nine Western Indian Ocean (WIO) countries. The Purpose of the workshop was to identify the capacity requirements for managers of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) within the WIO region to conduct vulnerability assessments and build adaptative responses to climate change impacts within thier management areas. It is anticipated that the outcome will be capacity building activities that can be implemented across regional MPA network.