Case Study #1: Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demontration Project
"Communicating Ecosystem-based Management" is a UN Environment/ GRID-Arendal report that strives to highlight practical examples in the communication of ecosystem-based management. These case studies were chosen to reflect the diversity of communication objectives and approaches, which could be dependent on factors such as the scale of implementation, geography, entry point, target audience, messages and budget.
The Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project – a 2013–2014 partnership between the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) and GRID-Arendal – assessed the blue carbon services and values of Abu Dhabi’s coastal ecosystems, including its mangroves, seagrasses, saltmarshes, algal mats and sabkha (salt flats). The project also sought to raise awareness in Abu Dhabi that blue carbon is a sustainable way to integrate carbon into resource management and national strategies for climate adaptation.
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