What is Blue Carbon Ecosystem?
Blue Carbon is carbon that is stored by marine and coastal ecosystems such as mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and seaweed. Blue Carbon 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)