Blue Ventures initiated the blue forests programme, which is primarily focussed on REDD+ for mangroves. REDD+ is the reduction of emissions from deforestation and degradation, plus other measures to restore, enhance and conserve forest stocks. Simply put, it encompasses a wide range of measures that aim to stop the loss of tropical forest.
Blue Ventures is working to put in the foundations so that coastal communities can meaningfully participate in REDD+ and gain an equitable share of the benefits. Presently our focus is both on developing community participation and capacity for REDD+, and on carrying out applied research, so that we can build robust REDD+ projects
Blue Venture’s research has two main emphases:
1. Quantification of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions that can be achieved by mangrove REDD+
2. Social impacts of mangrove REDD+
Project type: Feasibility Assessment
Project Partners: Blue Ventures
Keeping Madagascar’s mangroves thriving
Blue Ventures (2012): Blue forests and coastal communities programme. BV_Factsheet_4_Blue_Carbon_proof4_lores.pdf. Accessed September 9th, 2012.