COP25 Blue Carbon Events

The International Partnership for Blue Carbon is pleased to share this collection of blue carbon-themed side events at this year’s COP25 in Madrid – some of which will feature IPBC members and supporters. Events and individual presentations are expected to address a diverse range of topics and interests, including blue carbon in national greenhouse gas inventories and NDCs, the relationship between blue carbon and oceans, blue carbon as a nature-based solution, and blue carbon finance. If you are interested in attending any of the events below or would like to share details of your event, please do not hesitate to contact us. See you in Spain!

Monday 2 Dec    


Room 6

Nature-Based Solutions: Integrating Coastal Ecosystems in 2020 NDCs: This event will explore nature-based solutions, including coastal ecosystems, in 2020 NDCs. This event will include high-level representatives from Seychelles, Belize, Costa Rica. Official UNFCCC event organised by The Nature Conservancy, Pew Charitable Trusts and Seychelles
Tuesday 3 Dec  

1800 – 1930

WWF Pavilion

Leveraging Opportunities for Mangrove Conservation and Restoration to Increase Ambition in Nationally Determined Contributions:  The conservation and restoration of mangrove ecosystems presents a critical opportunity for meeting climate mitigation and adaptation goals. Organised by GMA, IUCN, CI; TNC; WWF, Wetlands International
Monday 9 Dec   

1130 1300

Room 1

Climate-proofing our Oceans and Coasts through Nature-based Solutions: The potential of coastal and marine NbS to support global mitigation and adaptation efforts is underutilised. New science and successful NbS projects will be presented and discussed. Official UNFCCC event organised by IUCN and Ramsar Secretariat
Monday 9 Dec 


Korea Pavilion

Implication of  blue carbon as a climate change response option: Research on mangroves, tidal marshes, and seagrasses will significantly enhance the awareness and conservation efforts of the global community.  Members of the International Partnership for Blue Carbon, including Korea, Indonesia and Australia, will share updates on recent activities, including workshops on incorporating blue carbon into inventories.
Monday 9 Dec
-2000EIB/Benelux Pavilion
Climate finance for coastal resilience – what is next for Blue Natural Capital? This event will feature investors, including governments, multilateral development banks and private investors, discussing the landscape and needs for fast-tracking investments into coastal resilience projects, building on nature-based solutions. Organized by IUCN, Luxembourg and CI
Tuesday 10 Dec 

1020 – 1150

Indonesia Pavilion

Developing Commitments to explore the prospect of integrating  Ocean and Coastal Wetlands Issue into Green House Gas Emission Reduction: Indonesia and others are progressing the inclusion of coastal wetlands in inventories – a key step to understanding these under-threat ecosystems critical for carbon, resilience and livelihoods. This event will include speakers from Indonesia, Australia, and Brazil and Chile, some of the largest holders of blue carbon ecosystems in the world.
Tuesday 10 Dec  


Room 1

Integrating Coastal Blue Carbon in NDCs: Highlighting practical actions underway, and launching new guidelines for countries considering including these ecosystems in NDCs and GHG inventories. This event will include speakers from Australia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Fiji, PNG, and the Blue Carbon InitiativeOfficial UNFCCC event organised by Australia and Conservation International