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North American Blue Carbon: Next Steps in Science for Policy

Status: Completed
Operational Plan: 2015 - 2016

Understanding the current and future roles of coastal/marine ecosystems in national greenhouse gas budgets in North America, including the impacts of management and climate change, is required in order to inform sustainable management of carbon sinks in these ecosystems. This project builds on activities conducted under the CEC’s 2013–2014 project work and contributes to other international initiatives related to greenhouse gas accounting and to climate change adaptation and mitigation. It aims at refining the methodologies and protocols for measuring and mapping blue carbon habitats in North America to help the three countries develop and apply conservation and restoration approaches for promoting carbon sequestration in coastal and marine ecosystems.

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