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Climate Adaptation Toolkit for Marine and Coastal Protected Areas
The Climate Adaptation Toolkit for Marine and Coastal Protected Areas was created to make climate adaptation planning a simple, direct, and feasible process for Marine Protected Area managers. To help get users to the right tool within the toolkit, the top page features a convenient series of "If you need [this], go [here]" statements.
The toolkit contains:
- A step-by-step guide to undertaking a Rapid Vulnerability Assessment for marine and coastal areas,
- Structured and searchable adaptation strategy ideas with supporting case studies, reports, and tools,
- A curated list of foundational resources, and
- Selected experts who can be contacted for technical guidance.
The toolkit's main goal is to help users complete a Rapid Vulnerability Assessment. Designed to be completed individually or in a 1-2 day workshop, the Rapid Vulnerability Assessment for Marine Protected Areas in North America lets teams focus on specific interests for their location and builds on available information and expertise. A user guide, worksheets, and examples of completed worksheets help users make concrete progress through the assessment process.