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.
- 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).
Location: Indonesia, Australia
Project type: Demonstration Project
Area: 56,400 hectares combined
- Mangrove Action Project (MAP)
- Operation Wallacea
- RIEL Institute, Charles Darwin University
- Alfred Wegner Institute (AWI)
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.