Blue Carbon Image Database 1.0


Have you ever needed a good blue carbon-related image but couldn’t find one? Fear no more, list of free distribution non-commercial blue carbon related images is now available!The UN Environment/GEF Blue Forests Project is developing a database of relevant images t...

Blue Forests & Paris Agreement


The global collaboration between the Global Environment Facility, UN Environment, GRID-Arendal and partners has proven valuable in helping nations realize the climate change adaptation and mitigation benefits from the protection and restoration of coastal and marine ...

The Women of Blue Carbon


19 March 1911, marked the first International Women’s Day where over one million women and men demanded equal rights for women to vote and hold public office without discrimination on the job. During the years of World War I, celebration of this day had been in a f...

Blue Carbon on the 2030 Agenda


The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets the roadmap for integrated management approaches of natural systems, through the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), including oceans and coasts, the focus of Goal 14. The SDGs have been developed as a means to o...

Seagrasses Can Protect Humans


The most common coastal ecosystem on Earth, so long overlooked, may finally get its time to shine. Seagrasses are able to protect corals, other sea creatures and humans from harmful pathogens.Scientists in Indonesia were inspecting coral reefs that had been infected ...

Happy Seagrass Awareness Month


On that note, March is the perfect month to celebrate the World's Oldest Living Organism, Seagrass!Seagrass meadows used to be the ‘ugly ducklings’ of marine conservation, but in the course of a year, they have been brought to the spotlight several times and ...

Women That Protect Trees


Editor's note: At the U.N. climate change negotiations underway in Marrakech, Morocco, determining how to protect and restore coastal ecosystems for storm surge protection and carbon storage is a high priority for vulnerable countries. But as this story explains,...

Making Nature Work for Climate Change Action


The Global Environment Facility (GEF)/UN Environment (UNEP) Blue Forests Project Cross-Training Workshop is taking place in Panama City, from 23 to 25 January 2017."Blue forests" refers to coastal and marine ecosystems, and include mangrove forests, seagras...

Coastal Blue Carbon at Climate Change Talks


GRID-Arendal helps draw attention to importance of coastal 'blue carbon' ecosystemsMarrakesh -- Mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses are being highlighted at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting now underway in Morocco...

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