Marine Strategy Part One: UK updated assessment and Good Environmental Status
"We recognise the crucial role of nature-based solutions for climate mitigation and adaptation, such as the protection and restoration of coastal habitats, including seagrass and saltmarsh. The primary purpose of MPAs is to protect biodiversity, protecting coastal and marine habitats. In addition they provide a number of climate related co-benefits for mitigation and adaptation, including improved ocean resilience to the accelerating impacts of climate change, providing coastal protection from erosion and storm surge, and the protection of blue carbon habitats and nursery grounds for species of commercial interest and marine conservation importance. We continue to work on developing methods to assess impacts of climate change on MPAs and with marine industries on environmental net gain."
Part Two of the UK Marine Strategy sets out how progress towards GES will be monitored. Part Three of the UK Marine Strategy outlines the measures that contribute to the achievement and maintenance of GES in UK seas.