Rehabilitating Blue Carbon Habitats Programme

Project 18 of 49


The Aim of the Rehabilitating Blue Carbon Habitats (RBCH Programme) is to showcase and demonstrate a range of interlinked social, economic and environmental benefits associated with rehabilitating and effectively conserving Blue Carbon habitats.

Objectives (selection):

 Blue Carbon:

  • To research, develop and apply innovative tools and protocols for measuring, reporting and verifying project derived carbon storage and sequestration addtionality in mangrove and seagrass habitats.
  • To conserve, sustainably manage and ecologically rehabilitate mangrove forest.
  • To generate Blue Carbon Credits at project Demonstration Sites through mangrove ecological rehabilitation, conservation and sustainable management to be traded within emerging carbon markets.

Payments for (non-carbon) Ecosystem Services:

  • To develop tools and externally verifiable economic units for measuring, verifying and reporting project derived addtionality in selected ecosystem services and biodiversity.
  • To demonstrate the potential market values and viability of such benefits within voluntary, market-based PES trading mechanisms via measuring, reporting and verifying project derived addtionality (Source: UNEP et al. 2011).


Biome: Mangroves

Location: Indonesia, Australia

Status: active

Project type: Demonstration Project

Area: 56,400 hectares combined

Project Partners

  • UNEP
  • Mangrove Action Project (MAP)
  • Operation Wallacea
  • RIEL Institute, Charles Darwin University
  • Alfred Wegner Institute (AWI)



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UNEP et al. (2011): UNEP et al. (2011): Concept Proposal. Rehabilitating Blue Carbon Habitats to Facilitate Sustainable Socioeconomic Development and Enhance Environmental Values Applied Research Programme.