This webinar originally aired on Tuesday, February 13 (Australian EDT).

Presented by: Peter Macreadie of the Blue Carbon Lab at Deakin University, Australia

Description: Blue carbon ecosystems (BCE), including mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, and tidal marshes, store carbon and provide co-benefits such as coastal protection and fisheries enhancement. Blue carbon sequestration has therefore been suggested as a natural climate solution. In this webinar, the Blue Carbon Lab at Deakin University will examine the potential for BCEs to act as carbon sinks, as well as the opportunities and challenges to protect or restore ecosystems for this function. Touching on local case studies and projects, the webinar will showcase how improving policy and financial approaches, engaging communities, and boosting our science can help operationalize blue carbon to achieve measurable changes to atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, provide multiple co-benefits, and address national obligations associated with international agreements.

Hosted by: OCTO and IUCN on behalf of SEA Success, a UNDP Ocean Innovation Challenge project ( The UNDP Ocean Innovation Challenge is made possible by funding from Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and NORAD, the Norwegian agency for development cooperation.

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