Category archive: Economics

Keep it Fresh or Salty: An introductory guide to financing wetland carbon programs and projects

Keep it Fresh or Salty: An introductory guide to financing wetland carbon programs and projects

Wetlands International, Conservation International and IUCN have together produced the publication Keep it Fresh or Salty: An introductory guide to financing wetland carbon programs and projects. The report provides guidance for program and project developers from, or working in, developing countries on the numerous funds and finance mechanisms that can provide carbon finance for wetland carbon conservation…

North American Blue Carbon Scoping Study

North American Blue Carbon Scoping Study

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation has published a report that examines the extent and carbon sequestration dynamics of blue carbon ecosystems in North America. The overlap of existing marine protected areas in North America with these coastal wetlands is explored in an effort to assess the current size of the blue carbon market in North America. Read…

Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project Brochure and Brief Available to download

Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project Brochure and Brief Available to download

In just over 40 years, Abu Dhabi has evolved from a small fishing community to the largest and most populated of the seven Emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With the vision and direction from His Highness the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the environment has become an intrinsic part of the heritage and traditions of the people of the UAE.

Will Global Sea-Level Rise Deplete Blue Carbon Stocks?

Will Global Sea-Level Rise Deplete Blue Carbon Stocks?

The impacts and associated costs of sea-level rise in coastal wetlands should be cause for concern according to a recent report from the World Bank. A rise of 1 metre in global sea-level could seriously alter the distribution of wetlands that exists today, changing the face of coastlines around the world. Sea level rise will…

Report outlines the importance of assessing the value of wetlands

Report outlines the importance of assessing the value of wetlands

A recent report produced for the eleventh meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP11) calls for the valuation of ecosystem services which are provided by wetlands. These services include the mitigation of coastal erosion, carbon sequestration, coastline storm protection and the provision of food security via fisheries. The…

Counterpart International hosts Blue Carbon Conference in Washington, D.C.

Counterpart International hosts Blue Carbon Conference in Washington, D.C.

A blue carbon conference, hosted by Counterpart International, will take place at Washington D.C. tomorrow, Friday 12th, 2012.

Blue Carbon Offset

Blue Carbon Offset

Seafood Choices is offering blue carbon offsets for greenhousegas emissions related to travel and participation of the 2012 International Seafood Summit -_________________________ Help Us Create a Greener (and Bluer) Seafood SummitThe Ocean Founda…

Blue Carbon highlighted by UNEP and IUCN

Blue Carbon highlighted by UNEP and IUCN

Supporting Canada’s Coasts Can Benefit Climate and EconomyRestoring Drained Marshes Will Provide Ecosystem Services Worth Over $14,500 per hectare, says ResearchMontreal/ Nairobi, 03 May 2012 – Reversing the degradation of coastal ecosystems in Ca…

Mangrove carbon and shrimp farming in the news again

WWF faces criticism over their shrimp farming policy -“The conversion of mangroves and coastal zones into ponds for shrimp cultivation… releases massive quantities of carbon, thus contributing to climate change.”Alfredo Quarto, Executive Director of…

Blue Carbon habitats damaged by wind farms

Despite its critical role in reducing climate change, Blue Carbon is a relatively unknown term to many people.Struan Stevenson, a Conservative Party MEP for Scotland and president of the European Parliament’s climate change, frequently draws attention …

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