Category archive: Projects

Mangrove deforestation in Madagascar: What are the options?

Mangrove deforestation in Madagascar:  What are the options?

Original Article from voices.nationalgeographic.com Mangrove deforestation in Madagascar: What are the options?. The last time you heard from us at Blue Ventures, my colleague Garth Cripps was talking about shark fishing on Madagascar’s west coast.  Here Dr. Trevor Jones, our Blue Carbon Science guru, talks about his favorite coastal ecosystem, mangrove forests, and some of the ways…

NEW MANUAL FOR MEASURING, ASSESSING, AND ANALYZING COASTAL BLUE CARBON

NEW MANUAL FOR MEASURING, ASSESSING, AND ANALYZING COASTAL BLUE CARBON

The International Blue Carbon Initiative is proud to present “Coastal Blue Carbon: methods for assessing carbon stocks and emissions factors in mangroves, tidal salt marshes, and seagrass meadows”.

“Blue Carbon” and “Blue REDD”: Transforming coastal ecosystems into merchandise

“Blue Carbon” and “Blue REDD”: Transforming coastal ecosystems into merchandise

Original Story  (*) “Marine and coastal territories” is used here to refer to territories that include mangrove forests and their area of influence, seagrass meadows and intertidal saltmarshes. The communities that depend on mangrove forests and other coastal ecosystems for survival live in and around these territories. 1.- What is a “Blue Carbon” project? Finding…

Quatar’s floating blue carbon project

Quatar’s floating blue carbon project

Quatar has an innovative ‘Floating Mangroves’ project at Lusail Marina, a luxury marina in Doha. The project was initiated in March 2012 and explores the use of mangroves for capturing carbon emissions, or sequestration, helping to reduce atmospheric carbon levels. Project partners include UNESCO, Lusail City and Qatar University’s Environmental Club. “Floating mangroves can be…

Blue carbon projects can work!

Blue carbon projects can work!

Blue carbon projects can work, by using the value of carbon stored and sequestered in coastal and marine ecosystems to support conservation and sustainable management, a new report shows. The report, published by Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), aims to stimulate discussion regarding projects that support the conservation and restoration of coastal ecosystems…

New Video Released from the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project

New Video Released from the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project

The latest video as part of the extensive communications and outreach strategy of the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration project has just been released on Vimeo.com.

Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project wraps up with strong recommendations

Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project wraps up with strong recommendations

After one year of intense work, field missions across the Emirate and fruitful consultation with a broad range of wonderfully supportive stakeholders, the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project comes to a close. Scientific assessments have been produced that signifiatly enhance the understanding of Blue Carbon ecosystems’ contribution to the well-being of Abu Dhabi and it’s residents. Experts studied the geographic extent and carbon content of mangroves, salt marsh, seagrass, algal mats and sabkha, the other Ecosystem Services their provide, and which policy options and financial mechanisms would be most viable to support their conservation.

The upscale of Mikoko Pamoja

The upscale of Mikoko Pamoja

Mikoko Pamoja which means “mangroves together,” is thought to be one of the first community run project of its kind in the world. Its aim was to generate and sell carbon credits to companies and individuals looking to improve their green credentials. This was made possible under the framework ‘Plan Vivo Standard’ which supports communities…

How to describe a complex phenomenon such as carbon sequestration?

How to describe a complex phenomenon such as carbon sequestration?

How to describe a complex phenomenon such as carbon sequestration? And how to show the precious but often invisible and unknown benefits that ecosystem provides to the people?

New video tells the story of Blue Carbon in Abu Dhabi

New video tells the story of Blue Carbon in Abu Dhabi

A new video released today tells the story of the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project, which aims to improve our understanding of the other ecosystem services that coastal Blue Carbon ecosystems provide in Abu Dhabi. https://vimeo.com/channels/bluecarbon

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