Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Connecting the planet: New blue carbon website launched

The International Blue Carbon Initiative - a collaboration between Conservation International (CI), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO) - is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at www.thebluecarboninitiative.org which will foster
greater collaboration and coordination within the global blue carbon community. Through this online platform, the Initiative provides up-to-date information on its Scientific and Policy Working Groups, a general overview of blue carbon science and policy, as well as a compilation of existing field projects led by myriad partners around the world. Sign up for the latest blue carbon news here: www.thebluecarboninitiative.org/category/resources/newsroom/ .

New report on blue carbon field work

On the website you can also find a new report, "Profiles in Blue Carbon Field Work," which shows that a global community of scientists, policymakers and coastal communities is rallying around the concept of blue carbon as a nature-based tool to help mitigate global climate change. Blue carbon projects have great potential to work alongside technological advances that can mitigate the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions. For this study, 27 projects have been surveyed in order to provide a baseline understanding of the worldwide distribution and variety of attributes of current field activities. Please find the report here: http://thebluecarboninitiative.org/wp-content/uploads/Profiles-in-Blue-Carbon-Field-Work.pdf