This theme advances innovative nature-based coastal and marine climate solutions.
A new Rapid Response Assessment report released 14 October 2009 at the Diversitas Conference, Cape Town Conference Center, South Africa. Compiled by experts at GRID-Arendal and UNEP in collaboration with the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the UNESCO International Oceanographic Commissions and other institutions, the report highlights the critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystems in maintaining our climate and in assisting policy makers to mainstream an oceans agenda into national and international climate change initiatives
“Out of all the biological carbon captured in the world, over half is captured by marine living organisms hence it is called blue carbon.”
“The objective of this report is to highlight the critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystems in maintaining our climate and in assisting policy makers to mainstream an oceans agenda into national and international climate change initiatives.”
Type: Rapid Response Assessment
Author: Christian Nellemann, Emily Corcoran, Carlos M. Duarte, Luis Valdrés, Cassandra De Young, Luciano Fonseca, Gabriel Grimsditch
Year of publication: 2009
Publisher: UN Environment, GRID-Arendal
This activity will develop a strategic blue carbon assessment for the West African region.
This site provides a home for the international blue carbon community. It serves as a platform to share experiences and information...
The Blue Guardians program is an international partnership to enhance climate resiliency for Small Island Developing States with a focus...
This special series of reports fills the need for targeted and timely information about environmental challenges.