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Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions through Protected Areas

With support from the German BMU, WWF US reviewed 151 Nationally Determined Contributions to the 2015 Paris Agreement to determine how Parties intend to utilize protected areas to contribute to their adaptation and mitigation commitments. Results show that of the 179 countries included in this analysis, only 67 identified protected areas as a means of attaining their adaptation and mitigation goals.

Based on this study, WWF US has developed five recommendations to encourage Parties to enhance climate ambition through protected and conserved areas as they revise their NDCs for 2020 and beyond.