Why we’re counting on coastal ecosystems

Quiet queens of sequestration

Coastal ecosystems like mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrass meadows stash outsize amounts of carbon dioxide – regularly outdoing the capacity of terrestrial forests.

Protecting and restoring these ‘blue carbon’ spaces is increasingly recognized as critical to climate mitigation and adaptation, as well as to food security, livelihoods, and cultures.

Amidst increasing interest from blue carbon-rich countries in including these ecosystems in their climate mitigation plans – and from would-be investors in blue carbon projects and credits – CIFOR-ICRAF’s decades of ground-breaking research in this arena holds fresh relevance.

Here’s your chance to wade into some of our recent work on blue carbon – without even getting your feet wet!

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