Wetland Carbon Credits Approved Under VCS

An Restore America Estuaries-led (RAE) initiative aimed at creating  greenhouse gas offset opportunities for coastal wetlands received approval under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) today, paving the way for increased private investment in wetland restoration and conservation projects through the issuance of internationally recognized carbon credits. ____________________________ 
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Approves Wetland Restoration and…

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Blue Ventures in Madagascar, Pt. 1

Part 1 of a three-volume featured series about Blue Ventures blue carbon activities in Madagascar. ____________________________ When the going gets tough? The tough keep surveying: Exploring the mangrove forests of NW Madagascar. Blue Ventures | Madagascar, Mar 6th, 2012 | by Trevor Jones  The Blue Forests and Coastal Communities (BFCC) team is currently in transit…

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Blue Ventures in Madagascar, Pt. 3

The final episode of our three-volume featured series about Blue Ventures blue carbon activities in Madagascar. ____________________________ A Message from Madagascar’s Largest Mangrove Forest Blue Ventures | Madagascar, Sep 5th, 2012 | by Trevor Jones Greetings from Mahajamba bay, home of Madagascar’s largest mangrove ecosystem. The Blue Ventures Blue Forests team has been stationed here…

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Conference: Blue Carbon in Coastal Community Development

A blue carbon conference, hosted by Counterpart International, will take place at Washington D.C. tomorrow, Friday 12th, 2012. Counterpart International’s Conference on Coastal Community Development ____________________________ Counterpart International | Arlington, USA, Mar 6th, 2012 | story provided by Lauren Oschman Counterpart International to announce climate-related “blue carbon” findings from the Dominican Republic Arlington, Va. — Counterpart International…

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Fish Carbon

Researchers from VIMS and Rutgers University have published on the potentially significant role fish may play in the marine carbon cycle, through the production of carbon-rich fecal pellets (fish poo) which rapidly sink to the seafloor, sequestering carbon and thereby mitigating climate change on potentially millennial timescales. _____________________________ Study shows small fish can play a…

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Legal implications of blue carbon

Legal implications of blue carbon By Ben Milligan, on 25 October 2012 Matthew Potenski (Marine Photobank The Centre for Law and Environment has recently commenced a research project entitled Binding blue carbon: developing global legal and policy responses to an emerging risk of climate change. Ben Milligan is the project’s principal investigator. Contributions are also…

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Seagrass Role in Carbon Sequestration

Seagrass Role in Carbon Sequestration  Nov 21, 2012 › Seagrass Recovery  Recent studies have emphasized that conserving and restoring seagrass meadows may reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon stores.5,17Seagrasses occur over a wide distribution range along the shores of every continent, except Antarctica, to maximum depths down to 50 meters, depending on water clarity.8…

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Blue Carbon – Opportunities for the Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans

A good status review for blue carbon is included in a UNEP report titled ‘Blue Carbon – Opportunities for the  Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans’. The report was released for the 14th Global Meeting of the Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans Nairobi, Kenya 1st – 3rd October 2012, and can be found through…

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Dr. Chandra Silori on mangrove carbon

Review of mangroves as blue carbon sink – – – ___________ Mangroves under Pressure: Forgotten Wetlands in the Changing Climate Dr. Chandra Silori tells us why mangroves need to receive more attention in international climate change negotiations, laying out the many benefits provided by these “blue carbon sinks.” Mangrove forests in Pred Nai, Trat province, Thailand.…

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Madagascar’s Mangrove Carbon Project

Making Moves Towards Madagascar’s First Mangrove Carbon Project   7 December 2012 / Blue Forests Team, Madagascar / Blue Ventures     Madagascar’s 5,600 km coastline includes Africa’s third largest extent of mangroves: an estimated 213,000 hectares! These “blue” forests take and store significant amounts of carbon dioxide and support a diverse and in many cases…

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Blue Carbon Policy Action Plan

First Action Plan For World’s Blue Carbon Policy Wednesday, 7 December 2011, Press Release: IUCN Durban, South Africa, 6 December 2011 – The first policy framework outlining activities needed to include coastal marine areas such as mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses into the work of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has…

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Mangrove carbon in Quatar and at the UNFCCC

Qatar’s mangroves: why they matter to climate change 8 Dec 2012 / BY Kate Evans Mangroves are one of the few plants that can withstand Qatar’s harsh desert conditions. Neil Palmer (CIAT). DOHA, Qatar (8 December, 2012) – Indonesian scientist Daniel Murdiyarso and Lebanese scientist Mohamad Khawlie are spending the morning hopping over muddy streams, tasting…

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Economic imperative for protecting mangrove ecosystems

Mangrove carbon sequestration highlighted in policy-brief based on the 2nd edition of the World Atlas of Mangroves (2010), including the advancing blue carbon polices – – – ______________  Economic imperative for protecting mangrove ecosystems 27 February 2013 / Tarequl Islam Munna / The Financial Express A partial view of the Sundarbans Experts are urging policymakers…

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Management and Conservation of Mangroves Workshop

Mangrove carbon sequestration highlighted in Mexican workshop titled ‘Introduction to the Management and Conservation of Mangroves’ – – – __________ Sunset World Puts Together a Workshop on Mangrove Conservation 36% of the mangroves of Mexico have been changed or replaced. On the Yucatan’s Peninsula, the damage comes also from non-organized tourism and human settlements (Photo:…

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