Mitigating Climate Change through Restoration and Management of Coastal Wetlands and Near-shore Marine Ecosystems: Challenges and Opportunities
The technical report, prepared by Stephen Crooks, Dorothee Herr, Jerker Tamelander, Dan Laffoley and Justin Vandever, consolidates information from the literature and provides analysis on the climate change mitigation potential of seagrasses and coastal wetlands, including coastal peats, tidal freshwater wetlands, salt marshes and mangroves (see Annex 2). The numbers in this full technical report have been adjusted since the synthesis note, produced while the study was in progress, was released in Cancun. The calculations of emissions are ballpark, but reasonable, and represent an order of magnitude range. They are meant to stimulate additional and focused research, while raising awareness among the science, management and policy communities of the dangers of ignoring these unaccounted for GHG sources and sinks.
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Tags: Climate ; Environment and landscape ; Climate change ; Climate change - Mitigation ; Freshwater / salt water marsh ; Ecosystem ; Wetland ; Oceans ; Regional Environmental Education Programme ; Regional Coastal and Marine Conservation Programme for West Africa Add tag