CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

Transformative Partnership Platform

Blue Carbon Deck

Innovative collaborations for wetlands


Mangroves, tidal marshes, seagrass, seaweed and other coastal and marine ecosystems capture and store ‘blue carbon’ – which holds exciting potential for wetlands-rich countries to meet their national climate goals. But to counter the rapidly escalating threats to these fragile and under-researched ecosystems, we urgently need to advance our understanding of them through knowledge-sharing and collaboration.

What is Blue Carbon Deck?

The Blue Carbon Deck is a Transformative Partnership Platform (TPP) designed to bring together the multiple initiatives around blue carbon to become the go-to source on blue carbon for researchers, civil society and practitioners working in coastal communities.

Hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF), the platform will ensure that programmes and projects are guided by the latest science while maintaining a focus on the particular challenges faced by people and foundation ecosystems. Having established a long-term and flourishing network of individuals and agencies across the globe, CIFOR-ICRAF is uniquely suited to hosting this new collaboration.

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Daniel Murdiyarso

Principal Scientist


Forests news

New ‘blue carbon’ platform elevates neglected carbon-rich ecosystems

Blue Carbon Deck brings together research and practice to improve management and promote investment

Mangroves, tidal marshes, seagrass, seaweed as well as other coastal and marine ecosystems capture and store large amounts of organic carbon – regularly outdoing the sequestration capacity of standing forests.


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Carbon sequestration and storage dynamics

Beyond Blue Carbon

A tale from two islands

South Korea’s National Institute of Forest Science (NIFoS) and the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF) are collaborating with local partners in Bali, Indonesia to identify promising mangrove species with high carbon sequestration abilities to promote in landscape restoration.


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Sungsang Mangrove Restoration and Ecotourism (SMART)

Action research for community-based mangrove restoration and sustainable enterprise

CIFOR-ICRAF, Sriwijaya University, and the South Sumatra Watershed Forum (Forum DAS Sumsel) are undertaking Participatory Action Research (PAR) to develop locally accepted and sustainable business models in Sungsang Area in Indonesia’s Banyuasin District, South Sumatra Province.

The project seeks to help communities generate sustainable incomes from mangrove restoration, strengthen local policies for mangrove restoration, and contribute to national and global mangrove restoration agendas. It is supported by Singapore’s Temasek Foundation and runs for four years from November 2021 to November 2025.


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