The Policy Working Group provides the policy foundation of the Blue Carbon Initiative. Expert members of the Working Group focus on

    • Providing a framework for policy development that maximizes conservation of carbon in coastal  ecosystems and mobilizes the implementation of that framework; and
    • Building an integrated blue carbon community that supports policy implementation.

    To work toward these goals, the Working Group is

      • Identifying current climate, coastal and ocean policy issues and opportunities and evaluating the applicability to blue carbon conservation, restoration, and sustainable use;
      • Developing new policy measures and financial incentives where needed, to enhance climate change mitigation through conservation, restoration and sustainable use of blue carbon;
      • Supporting the highest priority activities identified by the Working Group; and
      • Identifying additional policy and economic analysis and necessary partnerships to implement policy priorities.

    The Working Group consists of experts in environmental policy and economics and project implementation from within the climate change and marine conservation communities. The Working Group was formed in July 2011 to support activities that identify opportunities to integrate and implement blue carbon ecosystems in existing policy frameworks. The Working Group collaborates with blue carbon scientific experts to ensure the most current and accurate science is available to decision-makers at the highest levels of government.

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Blue Carbon Event Calendar

  • October 21, 2014 - October 23, 2014

    Rio Grande, Brazil – Hosted by the Fundação Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG) the proposed three-day meeting will bring together the research community and regional leaders to assess the status of Brazil’s coastal wetland systems and identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for future research. Meeting attendees will take an active role in developing a regional network of blue carbon experts and identifying priority geographies, projects and needs.

  • November 12, 2014 - November 19, 2014

    The IUCN World Parks Congress is a landmark global forum on protected areas held every ten years. As the world’s most influential gathering of people involved in protected area management, it sets the global agenda for the following decade.