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Potential of Blue Carbon for global climate change mitigation


This publication explores the scientific dimensions of blue carbon (BC) for global climate mitigation. BC is defined and criteria for identifying BC measures are outlined based on a comprehensive analysis of current scientific literature. The potential of coastal ecosystems in mitigating climate change and their significance in shaping international climate policy are assessed, while evaluating the possibility of incorporating BC emissions and removals in national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories. Evidence-based recommendations for integrating BC into robust climate strategies are presented, offering valuable insights for interested policy makers, researchers and climate advocates alike.

Series
Climate Change | 24/2024
Number of pages
39
Year of publication
Author(s)
Judith Reise, Cristina Urrutia, Dr. Laura von Vittorelli, Anne Siemons, Dr. Tim Jennerjahn
Language
English
Project No. (FKZ)
3722 42 510 0
Publisher
German Environment Agency
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File size
752 KB
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 Blue Carbon  Carbon Sequestration  coastal ecosystem  climate neutrality