An exploration of blue carbon in the Arabian Peninsula was undertaken by the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) in 2011. The project was facilitated by GRID-Arendal and included the following:
- Blue Carbon Exploration – to explore blue carbon for the Arabian Peninsula in an Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), local, regional, and international context, including the production of a Rapid Feasibility Study and the scoping of a regional blue carbon Demonstration Project.
- Blue Carbon and the Eye on the Earth Summit – to explore the Eye on the Earth Summit as a milestone event for regional and international blue carbon initiatives.
Biome: All blue carbon ecosystems
Location: Abu Dhabi, Arabian Peninsula
Project type: Feasibility assessment
Project partners: Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), GRID-Arendal
- Larissa Owen, AGEDI PR & Outreach Manager: larrisa.owen (at) ead.ae
- Steven Lutz, GRID-Arendal: steven.lutz (at) grida.no
AGEDI Blue Carbon Promo
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Text by Steven Lutz, UNEP/GRID Arendal