Project Resources

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IPBC Knowledge Exchange #3 – How and Why to include blue carbon in NDCsThis one hour video brings together leading experts, policymakers and practitioners to explore the multifaceted aspects of integrating blue carbon ecosystems into NDCs, guided by the recently published ‘Blue Carbon and Nationally Determined Contributions: Guidelines on Enhanced Actions.”15/12/2023
Blue Carbon Nationally Determined Contributions

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) contain the strategies and targets of countries worldwide to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Activities to reach their goals are widespread and range from scaling-up renewable energy infrastructure to restoring carbon storing ecosystems such as forests, mangroves, or blue carbon ecosystems. The inclusion of blue carbon ecosystems in NDCs indicates the country’s intention to accelerate the conservation and restoration of mangroves, seagrass, and salt marsh.

Global Blue Carbon Project Map

The Fair Carbon blue carbon project map allows easy discovery of publicly registered blue carbon projects across multiple voluntary carbon market registries. Projects in development, undergoing validation and fully accredited are all shown. Pre-registration and concept stage sites are omitted unless the project proponent specifically requests inclusion.

Plan Vivo Standard, V5.0

The Plan Vivo Standard is a set of requirements used to certify smallholder and community projects based on their climate, livelihoods and environmental benefits. It is the longest-standing carbon Standard in the Voluntary Carbon Market.

Victorian Coastal Wetland Restoration Program

ArcGIS Story Map by the Blue Carbon Lab on the Victorian Coastal Wetland Restoration Program in the state of Victoria, Australia.

Seagrass Community Outreach Video under the Coastal Wetlands and Climate Change Project (SeyCCAT)

Seagrass has been the main blue carbon ecosystem focus for the Coastal Wetlands and Climate Change Project since the project began in January 2020. There have been many community activities throughout the project and the team wanted to ensure it was captured, especially the approval of creole words for Seagrass and its 5 life forms.

Manual for the Creation of Blue Carbon Projects in Europe and the Mediterranean

This manual intends to provide knowledge-based guidance for developing project-based interventions using the carbon finance mechanisms to improve seagrass and coastal wetland conditions for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Complementary to this, it can be used for other interventions such as addressing how to robustly quantify blue carbon stocks to identify gains and losses and inform national greenhouse gas inventories.

Mães do Mangue – Ep. 01 (Portuguese)

A campanha Mães do Mangue tem como ponto de partida as histórias de vida das mulheres extrativistas, da costa amazônica paraense, que tem os manguezais como lugar de orgulho e pertencimento. Elas e suas famílias têm uma atuação fundamental para mitigar a crise climática, propondo soluções comunitárias e se tornando verdadeiras guardiãs dos mangues brasileiros.

Behaviour Change for Nature

This toolkit for practitioners comprises 15 behavioural strategies and numerous case studies.

Blue Carbon Policy Assessment Activity Template

A template for undertaking an assessment of the policy conditions impacting the health and resilience of coastal blue carbon ecosystems.

Blue Carbon Assessment Activity Worksheet

An A3 size worksheet to record information during a blue carbon assessment session

Guiding principles for delivering coastal wetland carbon projects

This guidance document supports policy makers, coastal management practitioners and civil society organizations in designing projects and activities in coastal wetlands that synergize adaptation and mitigation objectives.

The Blue Carbon Initiative Library

Peer-reviewed publications and reports by the Blue Carbon Initiative.