The Partnership’s vision is for all global coastal blue carbon ecosystems (mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses) to be protected, sustainably managed or restored – contributing to climate change mitigation, adaptation, biodiversity, ocean economies and livelihoods of coastal communities.
The mission of the Partnership is to provide an open forum for government agencies, non-governmental organisations, intergovernmental organisations and research institutions to connect, share and collaborate to build solutions, take actions, and benefit from the experience and expertise of the global community.
The Partnership’s desired impact is for all countries with blue carbon ecosystems to have established policies for the long-term conservation of blue carbon ecosystems and to be implementing management plans or restoration projects.
To achieve the Partnership’s impact, Partnership activities are directed towards contributing to three goals:
- Increased international commitments to protect coastal blue carbon ecosystems
- Improved national policies to conserve, protect and restore coastal blue carbon ecosystems
- Accelerated on-the-ground implementation of blue carbon conservation, protection and restoration activities
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The Partnership is not a funding body, but instead aims to better connect the efforts of governments, research organisations and non-government organisations. It also aims to build on the significant initiatives already under way in this area.