Blue Carbon Will Be the Next Frontier of Carbon Crediting

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Takeaways:

  • Blue carbon refers to carbon sequestration approaches that use oceans and coastal ecosystems as carbon sinks.
  • The Blue Carbon Initiative state that coastal habitats cover 2 percent of the ocean’s surface but store 50 percent of the carbon in their sediment.
  • Mangroves are the most common blue carbon restoration projects; other approaches include seagrass, marshes and kelp forests.

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