Coastal and marine systems

Stafford, Rick, Ashley, Matthew, Clavey, Laura, Esteves, Luciana S., Hicks, Natalie, Jones, Audrey, Leonard, Paul, Luisetti, Tiziana, Martin, Angela, Parker, Ruth, Rees, Siân, Schratzberger, Michaela and Unsworth, Richard (2021) Coastal and marine systems. In: Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change in the UK. British Ecological Society, pp. 107-120.

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The oceans absorb around 30% of anthropogenically produced carbon globally, as well as converting between 50-70% of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) into oxygen via algal photosynthesis1,2,3. United Kingdom (UK) waters (not including overseas territories) are ~3.5 times greater in area than the land mass4 , meaning NbS in the ocean could play a very significant role as a carbon sink in the UK’s carbon budget. This chapter reviews the carbon sequestration potential of marine habitats (often referred to as Blue Carbon), alongside the benefits to adaptation and biodiversity that they bring. It considers threats and appropriate management measures to ensure these benefits are maintained and maximised in the future.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 14 - life below water ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/life_below_water
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 May 2022 12:13
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2022 13:30

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