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Knowledge sharing for the protection and restoration of coastal blue carbon ecosystems through the International Partnership for Blue Carbon and in the Indo-Pacific.
by Department of the Environment and Energy (Government)
Australia leads the International Partnership for Blue Carbon which aims to enhance the protection and restoration of coastal blue carbon ecosystems that sequester carbon in mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses. It aims to do so by raising awareness, sharing knowledge and accelerating practical action. The Partnership was announced during the Paris climate change conference in 2015.

Australia is taking an active role within the region, including supporting Coral Triangle and IORA countries to collaborate on the protection of blue carbon ecosystems. This includes an initial Coral Triangle workshop in the Philippines in August 2017, with a proposed IORA summit to follow.
Progress reports
June 2018
Facilitating the exchange of knowledge, expertise and experience to build capacity in blue carbon related policy, science and practical action
Staff / Technical expertise
Scientific Research
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 June - 2018 June
The Partnership includes: Costa Rica, France, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, the UAE, the United States, the Blue Carbon Initiative (Conservation International, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO)), Centre for International Forestry Research, CSIRO, Global Change Institute (University of Queensland), GRID-Arendal, SPREP, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner, The Nature Conservancy, Blue Ventures and WWF.
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Zoe Sinclair, A/g Assistant Director, International Negotiations, International Branch, zoe.sinclair@environment.gov.au, +61 2 6159 7546
Canberra, Australia
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