This report traces the policy, legal, and regulatory context for coastal “blue carbon” ecosystems – namely mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrasses – in ECUADOR and is one in a series of five country reports to be undertaken as part of the UNEP/GEF Blue Forests Project. Other countries included are Indonesia, Madagascar, Mozambique and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The goal of these National Policy Assessments (NPAs) is to bring together the key policy, legal and regulatory frameworks and incentives that have an implication for the management of blue carbon ecosystems including items from a perspective of national development, climate change, forestry, and biodiversity, as well as marine resource management.
The report will also undertake a first order analysis of the gaps and opportunities for more comprehensive and coordinated coastal management that can use a variety of existing legal and financial incentive schemes. The report is accompanied by a summary document.
Summary can be downloaded Here.
Full report can be downloaded Here.