ABOUT

THE PARTNERSHIP

The International Partnership for Blue Carbon (IPBC) connects government agencies with non-governmental organisations, intergovernmental organisations and research institutions from around the world, with a joint vision to protect, sustainably manage and restore global coastal blue carbon ecosystems contributing to climate change mitigation, adaptation, biodiversity, ocean economies and livelihoods of coastal communities.

The Partnership was launched at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris in 2015 by nine founding Partners and has since expanded to almost 50 Partners in 2020.

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PURPOSE-LED 

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VISION

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.

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MISSION

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.

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IMPACT

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.

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GOALS

To achieve the Partnership’s impact, Partnership activities are directed towards contributing to three goals:

  1. Increased international commitments to protect coastal blue carbon ecosystems
  2. Improved national policies to conserve, protect and restore coastal blue carbon ecosystems
  3. Accelerated on-the-ground implementation of blue carbon conservation, protection and restoration activities

PARTNERSHIP GOVERNANCE

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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.

THE PARTNERS

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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS
INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS

COORDINATING GROUP AND GOVERNANCE

The Coordinator works closely with the Coordinating Group and is responsible for day-to-day management of the Partnership, including logistical support for Partnership activities and communication with Partners and other stakeholders.

The Coordinating Group is responsible for guiding the development and implementation of the strategic direction of the Partnership, the roadmap of activities and confirming new members to the Partnership. The Coordinating Group is comprised of five members, with an effort to reflect the geographic and sectoral diversity of the Partnership.

The current members of the Coordinating Group are: Australia (Coordinator), Conservation International, Centre for International Forestry Research, GRID-Arendal, and Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme.

Read more about the International Partnership for Blue Carbon in our strategic documents below.