A new seminar about Blue Carbon benefits

Climate change is already altering key Mediterranean ecosystems, such as coastal wetlands and seagrass habitats. Also known as ‘Blue Carbon’ ecosystems, tidal salt marshes and seagrass meadows can store high amounts of carbon from our atmosphere. Hence, Blue Carbon ecosystems hold great potential as Nature-based Solutions to mitigate climate change. They also play a unique role in protecting coastlines from the increasing impacts of climate change by absorbing incoming wave energy, providing storm surge protection and preventing erosion.

In this webinar, key experts who are working in the European and Mediterranean regions will:

  • Share valuable knowledge on trends and impacts of climate change on coastal wetlands and seagrasses
  • Present experiences and initiatives of Blue Carbon projects in restoring these ecosystem

The first day will focus on seagrasses, whereas the second will be dedicated to coastal wetlands. The exact agenda will be shared in the next few days.

If you wish to participate, please send an email to Arantxa Cendoya (arantxa.cendoya@iucn.org) explaining your motivation for participating in this workshop.

This seminar is organised in the framework of the Life BlueNatura project, which is coordinated by the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of Junta de Andalucía, along with other partners such as IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Agencia de Medio Ambiente y Agua de Andalucía (AMAYA), CSIC-CEAB and Asociación Hombre y Territorio (HyT).