Planet Policy Pals Podcast

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EP 27: Blue Carbon Policy

October 25th, 2021

The coastal ecosystems of mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrass meadows contain large stores of carbon deposited by vegetation and various natural processes over centuries. These ecosystems sequester and store more carbon – often referred to as ‘blue carbon’ – per unit area than terrestrial forests. The ability of these vegetated ecosystems to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere makes them significant net carbon sinks, and they are now being recognized for their role in mitigating climate change. These ecosystems are important and are being damaged by human activity, which is why policies to protect these systems are important now more than ever. Join us as we explore some innovative solutions in policy for using this resource to mitigate climate change. Follow the link for show notes and references https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tsseN5pXIjd8t3TtfyHTR-wuz9uSUXK7Qf6uw1XTiTI/edit?usp=drivesdk 

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