Blue carbon : the role of healthy oceans in binding carbon : a rapid response assessment / Christian Nellemann, editor-in-chief ; Emily Corcoran ... [et al.]

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Subjects: Seawater--Carbon dioxide content--Environmental aspects
Carbon sequestration
Coastal zone management
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Arendal [Norway] : GRID-Arendal, [2009]
LC Classification: G, GC
Physical Description: 78 p. : col. ill., maps ; 21 cm
Additional Authors: Nellemann, C. (Christian), 1966-
Corcoran, Emily
GRID--Arendal
Notes: ISBN: 9788277010601
ISBN: 8277010605
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Summary: This report explores the potential for mitigating the impacts of climate change by improved management and protection of marine ecosystems and especially the vegetated coastal habitat, or blue carbon sinks. The objective of this report is to highlight the critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystems in maintaining our climate and in assisting policy makers to mainstream an oceans agenda into national and international climate change initiatives. While emissions' reductions are currently at the center of the climate change discussions, the critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystems has been vastly overlooked.--Publisher's description
Partial contents: Introduction -- Emissions and the sequestration : the binding of carbon -- Blue planet : oceans and climate -- Blue carbon : the role of oceans and carbon sinks -- The world's ocean carbon sinks in rapid decline -- Oceans' blue carbon sinks and human wellbeing -- Ecosystem based adaptation and mitigation -- Policy options
"An inter-agency collaboration between UNEP, FAO and IOC/UNESCO"
Includes bibliographical references (p. 74-78)
OCLC Number: 471788323
ISBN/ISSN: 9788277010601
8277010605