Blue Carbon: a Tool to Mitigate Climate Change and Preserve Key Marine and Coastal Ecosystems. Parallel Side Event to the informal negotiation for the Rio+20 Conference.
© Joe Bunni
The ocean provides numerous ecosystem services such as food, genetic resources, cultural services, carbon sink. Those functions should be preserved for human well-being.
The objective of this side event is to sensitize UN delegates negotiating the Rio+20 outcome document of the potential value of nations investment in coastal ecosystem conservation through blue carbon initiatives, as mean to ensure to long term sustainability of coastal areas, green economic development whilst effectively mitigating climate change.
This side event will be the occasion to discuss and present a number innovative tools building on the work of the Blue Carbon Policy Framework. It will in particular address the following:
• the science behind the role of coastal ecosystems as carbon sinks;
• the potential economic value of coastal carbon;
• the immediate policy options to integrate coastal carbon management into climate change mitigation activities; and
• the ongoing international activities on advancing Blue Carbon.
|Type of Event||Category 7-Seminar and Workshop|
|Start||26.04.2012 19:15 local time|
|End||26.04.2012 20:45 local time|
|Date to be fixed||1|
|Focal point||Barbière, Julian|
|Country||United States of America|
|Venue||UNESCO New York Office, Conference Room 7 in the North Lawn Building|
|Permanent Delegation Contact||Permanent Delegation of the United States of America to UNESCO|
|Language of Event||English|
|Estimated number of participants|
|Link 1||UNESCO's contribution to Rio+20|
|Link 2||Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission|