Blue Carbon — managing coastal ecosystems for climate change mitigation
Mangroves in Zapata wetland — Cuba.
© Jean-Philippe Palasi

Human-caused carbon in the atmosphere and oceans is the most significant cause of global climate change. Curbing climate change implies both removing carbon from the atmosphere and oceans and avoiding new carbon emissions. An important piece of this solution is preserving and restoring coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, salt marshes and seagrass meadows.

The event offers an opportunity to learn more about the Blue Carbon concept and to create links between the growing suite of Blue Carbon activities with activities of the European Commission on climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development and connect with the leading experts in this field. It will be an opportunity for information exchange and dialogue with the International Blue Carbon Policy Working Group.

WEBSITE: Learn more about this event and download the final report and other relevant documents

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