Blue carbon: Challenges for definition, valuation and governance

Luisetti, Tiziana, Mcharg, Ellen, Smith, Glen, Brunnschweiler, Christa ORCID:, Parker, Ruth, Juntti, Meri and Benson, Lisa (2023) Blue carbon: Challenges for definition, valuation and governance. In: Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science. Elsevier.

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Blue Carbon ecosystems (mangroves, saltmarshes and seagrasses) and marine sediments support the provision of climate mitigation and adaptation services, as well as of biodiversity. Nowadays these ecosystems are at high risk of degradation. Sea level rise, coastal and marine pollution, physical disturbance and global warming are major threats to these coastal and marine habitats and their ecosystems. In this chapter, we provide an overview of how complex the economic valuation of Blue Carbon may be focusing on: the definition of Blue Carbon; the biophysical measurement required for Blue Carbon valuation; and the governance and management challenges that Blue Carbon projects and policies face.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is an update of S. Heckbert, R. Costanza, E.S. Poloczanska, A.J. Richardson, 12.10 - Climate Regulation as a Service from Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems, Editor(s): Eric Wolanski, Donald McLusky, Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, Academic Press, 2011, Pages 199–216, ISBN 9780080878850,
Uncontrolled Keywords: biophysical measurements,blue carbon,coastal governance,coastal habitats,coastal management,conservation,economic valuation,finance,local communities,mangroves,marine sediments,natural capital,restoration,saltmarshes,seagrasses,sdg 13 - climate action,sdg 14 - life below water ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/climate_action
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas
University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2023 02:56
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2023 02:29
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-323-90798-9.00059-7

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