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.
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
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.