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Responding to the call from the UN Environment and the Global Environment Facility for innovative actions to help address climate change and protect biodiversity, the Oceanic Blue Carbon project explores the role of marine live in meeting this goal. Recent science has identified that marine life may have a role to play in the global climate challenge through natural mechanisms of carbon cycling in all marine ecosystems, from shallow coasts to ocean depths. Marine management and sustainable fishing practices, which support healthy populations of marine vertebrates, may help secure the capacity of the oceans to take up and store carbon, and thereby mitigate the impacts of climate change.


Project goal: Explore the role of marine life in addressing the global climate challenge.

The project builds on the 2014 publication of the GRID-Arendal report titled ‘Fish Carbon: Exploring Marine Vertebrate Carbon Services’ and focusses on communications and outreach and advancing the science of this concept.


For more information please see the Fish Carbon: Exploring Marine Vertebrate Carbon Services report and brochure.

Status: In progress

Type: Coastal Habitats

Programme: Blue Carbon

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