Blue carbon’s important role in NDCs: COP22 side event

The International Partnership for Blue Carbon, the Australian Government and Wetlands International hosted an official COP22 side event in Marrakech on Saturday 12 November 2016.

The event focused on reasons and avenues to include blue carbon in Nationally Determined Contributions. The topic received a high level of interest with representatives from NGOs, policy makers and academics filling the audience and reflecting the diversity of speakers and topics discussed.

Speakers came from the Australian Government, Wetlands International, the Indonesian Government, the Kenyan Government, The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, and the Ramsar Convention. The presentations covered small-scale community projects on mangrove restoration, domestic action, and cross-jurisdictional projects to show how blue carbon policy and activities can be incorporated at all levels.

IISD Reporting Services were on the ground to provide coverage of the event. Catch up on the proceedings and see video footage and photos below and at: IISD Reporting Services’ ENBOTS Meeting Coverage


Photo by IISD/ENB | Mike Muzurakis
From L-R: Kushla Munro, Department of the Environment and Energy, Australia; Marcel Silvius, Wetlands International; Emily Pidgeon, Conservation International; Martha Rojas-Urrego, Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention; Sally Box, Department of the Environment and Energy, Australia; James Kairo, Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Kenya; Nur Masripatin, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia; and Duncan Marsh, The Nature Conservancy. Photo by IISD/ENB | Mike Muzurakis