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Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions through Protected Areas

Nationally Determined Commitments (NDCs) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2015 Paris Agreement underscore the role protected areas and other conserved areas play in reaching global mitigation and adaptation targets. With financial support from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), WWF US reviewed 151 currently available NDCs to determine how Parties intend to utilize protected areas to contribute to their adaptation and mitigation commitments.