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State of the science on coastal blue carbon: a summary for policy makers (2011)

Coastal habitats store large amounts of carbon in their living vegetation and soils. When these habitats are converted to other uses, this stored carbon—increasingly known as coastal blue carbon—can be released in the form of greenhouse gases. For this reason, carbon storage should be considered in habitat management decisions. One tool for preserving this critical ecosystem service is payments to landowners and managers for coastal blue carbon—if protocols that allow these carbon stores to be traded on carbon markets can be developed.

14 Sep 2018

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State of the science on coastal blue carbon: a summary for policy makers (2011).pdf