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Blue Carbon Discussion at 2018 Blue Carbon Summit

TEMPO.COJakarta - The Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) along with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) established Blue Carbon Summit on July 17-18, 2018 at National Library of Indonesia, Central Jakarta.

The summit was aimed at facilitating dialogues with related stakeholders in light of blue carbon, facilitating science community to identify domestic and global issues that hinder the development of blue carbon, and managing the blue carbon in Indonesia prior to the upcoming event COP24 at Polandia on December 2018.

“Hopefully, there will be an economic strategy that based on Indonesian maritime,” said AIPI head Satryo S. Brodjonegoro in his welcoming speech.

The blue carbon is the carbon that captured and stored in coastal ecosystems such as mangrove forests, seagrass meadows or intertidal saltmarshes. The carbon has blue color because it was created beneath the waters.