Blue Carbon

Blue carbon refers to the carbon captured and stored in oceans and coastal ecosystems. It can be found in a number of places, including tidal wetlands, mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrass meadows. Because blue carbon ecosystems are such effective carbon sinks, they can play a major role in meeting national and global targets on climate change, but when drained, they release their enormous carbon stores into the atmosphere.

Publication

Creating blue carbon opportunities in the maritime archipelago Indonesia

Creating blue carbon opportunities in the maritime archipelago Indonesia

Preserving intact ecosystems is financially more effective than restoring degraded ones. We therefore propose a moratorium on further conversion of mangroves. By doing so, there is the potential to generate $3 billion (USD) in abatement costs annually.

Presentations

Blue carbon in the Pacific: Background and opportunities

Blue carbon in the Pacific: Background and opportunities

Presented by Dave Loubster, SPREP Vanuatu Country Manager and SPREP Representative on the IPBC Steering Group at the 3rd Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit, on 23–25 April 2018 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Blue carbon science for sustainable coastal development

Blue carbon science for sustainable coastal development

Presented by Daniel Murdiyarso, Principal Scientist,on World Wetlands Day, 2 February 2017, at the Italian Cultural Institute of Jakarta (Istituto Italiano di Cultura Jakarta), Indonesia.
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