THOR HEYERDAHL CLIMATE PARK PROMOTING BLUE CARBON

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– The role of healthy oceans in binding carbon” noted – is taken up at sea. Between 50-71% of this is captured by the ocean’s vegetated “Blue Carbon” habitats – mangroves, salt marshes, sea-grasses, and seaweed – which cover less than 0.5% of the seabed, but therefore play an important role in the world’s climate and in mitigating change.

– The role of healthy oceans in binding carbon” noted – is taken up at sea. Between 50-71% of this is captured by the ocean’s vegetated “Blue Carbon” habitats – mangroves, salt marshes, sea-grasses, and seaweed – which cover less than 0.5% of the seabed, but therefore play an important role in the world’s climate and in mitigating change.

Fifty-five per cent of the atmospheric carbon captured by living organisms – as UNEP’s 2009 report ”Blue Carbon Greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are changing the world’s climate and reducing them, is at the centre of current climate change discussions. However, the critical role of oceans and their ecosystems has been vastly overlooked.

Fifty-five per cent of the atmospheric carbon captured by living organisms – as UNEP’s 2009 report ”Blue Carbon Greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are changing the world’s climate and reducing them, is at the centre of current climate change discussions. However, the critical role of oceans and their ecosystems has been vastly overlooked.

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Mangroves in Berau, Indonesia. These are being rapidly converted to aquaculture ponds. Photo credit: Mark Spalding’  It’s a model, of course, and only captures part of reality, but it’s a huge advance. We need this sort of work — both the hard data from the field scientists and the verifiable models of what’s going on. It means so much more than average numbers. Without it, all our platitudes and pleadings about the value of nature run the risk of sounding hollow.

Mangroves in Berau, Indonesia. These are being rapidly converted to aquaculture ponds. Photo credit: Mark Spalding’ It’s a model, of course, and only captures part of reality, but it’s a huge advance. We need this sort of work — both the hard data from the field scientists and the verifiable models of what’s going on. It means so much more than average numbers. Without it, all our platitudes and pleadings about the value of nature run the risk of sounding hollow.

So if you had a dollar to invest in carbon futures, my strongest advice of all would be to invest in preventing mangrove loss, or even restoration. There’s no magic cure to the challenges of global change – warming, rising seas, worsening storms and ocean acidification – we’ll only ever get there through a combination of interventions. Mangroves aren’t sufficiently widespread to tip the scales, but they give a greater return on investment than many other mitigation efforts.

So if you had a dollar to invest in carbon futures, my strongest advice of all would be to invest in preventing mangrove loss, or even restoration. There’s no magic cure to the challenges of global change – warming, rising seas, worsening storms and ocean acidification – we’ll only ever get there through a combination of interventions. Mangroves aren’t sufficiently widespread to tip the scales, but they give a greater return on investment than many other mitigation efforts.

It has a prominent presentation in the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change with picture of mangrove restoration on its front page, which illustrates its importance in recent climate change efforts.

It has a prominent presentation in the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change with picture of mangrove restoration on its front page, which illustrates its importance in recent climate change efforts.

Mangroves, tidal marshes and sea-grasses are critical along the world’s coasts, supporting coastal water quality, healthy fisheries, and coastal protection against floods and storms.

Mangroves, tidal marshes and sea-grasses are critical along the world’s coasts, supporting coastal water quality, healthy fisheries, and coastal protection against floods and storms.

That doesn’t sound at all convincing whether you are standing at the foot of canopy giant in Berau, Indonesia, or indeed on the margins of straggly community of mangrove shrubs in the desert margins of the Middle East.

That doesn’t sound at all convincing whether you are standing at the foot of canopy giant in Berau, Indonesia, or indeed on the margins of straggly community of mangrove shrubs in the desert margins of the Middle East.

My colleagues and I have just worked out how much carbon there is in the world’s mangrove forests, give or take a bit. And we mapped it. And here’s why these findings are tremendously important.

My colleagues and I have just worked out how much carbon there is in the world’s mangrove forests, give or take a bit. And we mapped it. And here’s why these findings are tremendously important.

They quantify what some of us in marine conservation have been saying for a decade or more: that mangrove forests are among the most carbon rich habitats on the planet. That, although they occupy just a fraction of the world’s surface, they pack a punch.

They quantify what some of us in marine conservation have been saying for a decade or more: that mangrove forests are among the most carbon rich habitats on the planet. That, although they occupy just a fraction of the world’s surface, they pack a punch.

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