Lami is a Town on the Southeast Coast of the Island of Viti Levu with a population of about 21,000 people. The town is highly vulnerable to climate change threats like erosion and flooding. UNEP is working with UN-HABITAT, SPREP and the Lami Town Council to design and implement an ecosystem-based adaptation strategy for…
The background Senegal has about 185,000 hectares of mangrove estuaries of Casamance and Sine Saloum. 45,000 hectares of mangroves since the 70s, a quarter of the total area, following the droughts of the 70s and 80s, but also due to reduced freshwater flows entering watershed due to development of upstream agriculture, deforestation of mangroves for…
The assessment of blue carbon policies in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden is a regional initiative in collaboration with UNEP to formulate Blue Carbon policy and to build capacities for streamlining such policies in the region.
The Blue Carbon Initiative is a global program working to mitigate climate changethrough the restoration and sustainable use of coastal and marine ecosystems.
The Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project aims to improve our understanding of carbon sequestration and the other ecosystem services that coastal blue carbon ecosystems provide in Abu Dhabi.
Overview Prof. Catherine Lovelock’s working group is currently engaged in mangrove research projects targeting blue carbon at different sites in Australia and Indonesia. More information will follow. location: Moreton Bay and Exmouth Gulf (Australia), Indonesia contact: Dr. Catherine Lovelock, c.lovelock (at) uq.edu.au
The Northern Reefs area includes a large number of marine habitat types, including seagrass beds, algal flats, barrier reefs, fringing reefs, patch reefs, atolls, sunken atoll, lagoon areas, small sand spits/islands, and small volcanic rock islands.
The Aim of the project is to showcase and demonstrate a range of interlinked social, economic and environmental benefits associated with rehabilitating and effectively conserving Blue Carbon habitats
The focus of this project is on intact mangrove forests in the Zambezi delta, specifically to provide baseline information needed for the development of REDD+ and associated projects climate mitigation projects.
This initiative seeks to develop a mechanism enabling investors to responsibly promote mangrove conservation/restoration, carbon emissions reduction and sustainable development through the provision of funding to local communities.