This theme advances innovative nature-based coastal and marine climate solutions.
Norwegian Blue Forests Network (NBFN) aims to jointly strengthen the Norwegian competence and know-how in blue forests so that its full potential in addressing the global climate challenge and provisioning of other ecosystem services can be met nationally and internationally. The four main objectives are to:
Norway, with its long coastline and strong traditional connection to marine resources, has internationally been a strong advocate for the sustainable use of coastal blue forests ecosystems. Norway has also supported blue forests policy at the international level, within the context of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. Also, under its development policy umbrella, Norway supports projects in blue forests ecosystems that aim to improve ecosystem management, empower and involve local communities, and contribute to poverty alleviation. Nationally, the sustainable use of marine ecosystems is a cornerstone of Norway’s goal to develop its blue-green economy.
The Blue Guardians program is an international partnership to enhance climate resiliency for Small Island Developing States with a focus...
Maps of seafloor habitats are important predictors of biodiversity and a key input into marine spatial planning
This IUCN-led project is a four-year collaboration that addresses Aichi Target 11.
This project will continue to assist with the communication needs and expert advice needed by Blue Solutions.
This Story Map uses infographics & geospatial data to describe the various ways that marine life contribute to carbon storage in the ocean.