WHAT IS BLUE CARBON?
We strive to limit the impacts of global climate change. We believe in community-centric carbon sequestration - working hand in hand with local communities to protect and restore the coastal ecosystems that help safeguard our climate.
Blue Carbon is the carbon that is stored by marine and coastal ecosystems such as mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and seaweed. CarbonEthics focus its work on the Blue Carbon Ecosystem because this ecosystem can store up to 10 times more carbon than terrestrial forests! So they play a critical role in addressing the climate crisis.
Unfortunately, this ecosystem is estimated to have the highest rate of destruction among any other ecosystem on earth. Globally, we have lost up to half the world’s mangroves since the 1940s and seagrass since just 1990 mainly due to human activities. (Conservation International, 2019)