MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH COASTAL ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT
The International Blue Carbon Initiative is a coordinated, global program focused on mitigating climate change through the conservation and restoration of coastal and marine ecosystems. Coastal ecosystems are some of the most productive on Earth. They provide us with essential ecosystem services, such as coastal protection from storms and nursery grounds for fish. We also know that they provide another integral service – sequestering and storing “blue” carbon from the atmosphere and oceans and hence are an essential piece of the solution to global climate change.
BLUE CARBON FAQs
Why does sound management of coastal ecosystems – key natural carbon sinks – matter for greenhouse gas emissions and climate change? Click here to learn more!
NEW PAPER: Operationalizing carbon services in U.S. National Regulation
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The degradation of these ecosystems release as much as 1.02 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year into the atmosphere and oceans.Credit