Blue Solutions Initiative Highlights Blue Carbon

The Blue Solutions Initiative’s goal is to find inspiring solutions that help overcome challenges to sustainable development. This platform currently houses solutions from the marine and coastal realm related to protected areas and is envisioned to include solutions from other topics in the future. The Blue Solutions Initiative is being implemented in partnership by Deutsche […]

Restore America’s Estuaries – Upcoming Webinar

Do you or someone you know want to know more about blue carbon? Then check out RAE’s upcoming webinar: “The Buzz on Blue Carbon: An Introduction to Coastal Blue Carbon Concepts and Opportunities” on March 18, 2015. For more information or to register, visit

Video Highlights: NASA and Mangroves

Mangroves are coastal ecosystems that provide important services to coastal populations. They offer natural protection against storm surges, hurricanes and tsunamis. Mangroves also contribute to fish stocks by providing nursing grounds for fish and crustaceans. As part of NASA’s Land Cover and Land Use Change program, Simard and his team have developed new remote sensing […]

Keep it Fresh or Salty

An introductory guide to financing wetland carbon programs and projects Despite the rapidly growing attention on wetland activities for climate change mitigation, finding the appropriate funding sources to set up a wetland carbon project or develop a national wetland carbon program is often a challenge. And after finding a possible funding window, project implementers in […]

Guiding Principles for Delivering Coastal Wetland Carbon Projects Launched

UNEP and CIFOR have launched the “Guiding principles for delivering coast wetland carbon projects”. Drawing on lessons learned and case studies from coastal wetland management and restoration as well as terrestrial carbon projects, it is aimed at providing knowledge-based guidance for a range of interventions, including policy actions, adjusted management actions or project-based investments that lead to […]

NASA Carbon Monitoring System Presentation

On October 14, 2014, Dr. Emily Pidgeon, Senior Director of Conservation International’s Strategic Marine Initiatives, presented on “Blue Carbon: a Transformational Tool for Marine Management and Conservation Globally” at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as part of the Carbon Monitoring System Applications Policy Speaker Series. Please find below a recording of the presentation as […]

First Greenhouse Gas Methodology for Tidal Wetland and Seagrass Restoration

We are pleased to share with the Blue Carbon Community that Restore America’s Estuaries has submitted the 1st Greenhouse Gas Methodology for Tidal Wetland and Seagrass Restoration to Verified Carbon Standard.  The draft will be publicly available once the Verified Carbon Standard conducts its initial review. Original Post by Restore America’s Estuaries Today, Restore America’s […]

The Blue Carbon Initiative Discusses Next Steps in Europe

by Sarah Hoyt, Conservation International Three years ago, scientists convened at the United Nations Environmental, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris to discuss whether coastal “blue carbon” ecosystems – mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses – could play a role in the solution to global climate change. Since then, the International Blue Carbon Initiative […]

When Green is Blue

by James Hutchison My colleagues and I have just worked out how much carbon there is in the world’s mangrove forests, give or take a bit. And we mapped it. And here’s why these findings are tremendously important. They quantify what some of us in marine conservation have been saying for a decade or more: That […]

Assessment of Tropical Blue Carbon Reserves

by Pemika Apichanangkool Natural blue carbon sinks are in decline, and consequently, their capacity to remove global anthropogenic carbon emissions. My research is focusing on Tropical seagrasses, an ecosystem that has been widely studied, however there is little evidence to support how seagrass loss influences their capacity to store carbon in their sediments. The major aim […]