In the fight against the climate and the biodiversity crises, governments, corporates, investors, and individuals all have the responsibility to work together towards solutions that will effectively address global warming and biodiversity loss. Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) play an important role in those efforts.
goodcarbon Insights is a series on different topics in the space of NbS and the VCM and aims to inform market participants about different project types, their impacts and challenges, and important quality and integrity aspects of carbon and biodiversity projects. We at goodcarbon want to share our passion on ecosystem conservation and restoration and inspire other stakeholders to work with us on global action towards net zero and nature positivity.
Blue carbon is the first chapter of this series. We live on a blue planet and the ocean is not only the mother of all life but has become one of our most important allies in the fight against climate change. The ocean holds 16 times more carbon than terrestrial biosphere. Conserving and restoring oceanic ecosystems from the coast to the open sea also brings about crucial benefits for biodiversity and the local communities that depend on it.
At COP27, which took place in November 2022 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, blue carbon featured heavily on the agenda, and many reports on the matter have been published by think tanks, research organizations, and NGOs as of late. Corporate interest in blue carbon credits has also been steadily increasing. It is timely, therefore, that we at goodcarbon summarize the state of blue carbon research and practise to guide interested buyers towards those Nature-based Solutions that are ready for investment while highlighting others that will follow onto the market in the future.
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