Coastal Blue Carbon Panel – The vital role of mangroves for climate change mitigation and adaptation
Saturday 6 November 2021, 09:00 – 10:30, live from the Commonwealth Pavilion (Blue Zone)
A one-hour panel event will take place on the COP26 Presidency’s Nature Day – Saturday 6th November – bringing together government representatives, civil society, and world-renowned scientists from the Global South − including Colombia, Madagascar, Costa Rica, and Seychelles. The event will promote south-south knowledge and experience sharing, by highlighting the importance of mangroves in the context of global climate breakdown, from the perspective of coastal communities living on the frontline and governments working to ensure their countries’ blue economies are safeguarded.
The panel will demonstrate how the conservation and restoration of coastal blue carbon can help ensure that countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement are sufficiently ambitious to tackle the climate emergency.
The event aims to explain how, if the necessary policy and safeguarding frameworks are in place, carbon markets can be leveraged to fund and incentivise sustainable mangrove management and restoration. Policy and implementation barriers that must be tackled if mangrove blue carbon is to reach its full potential will be addressed, as well as some potential solutions to these barriers.
This is an in-person event for delegates in the Blue Zone of COP26, however, to engage broader audiences the event will also be streamed online. Online participants will be able to ask questions and engage with the panel, enabling networking, discussion, and knowledge sharing.
This event will be led by Blue Ventures and Conservation International with support from CATIE and the Blue Carbon Initiative, which is coordinated by CI, IUCN, and IOC-UNESCO.
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