Blue Carbon: state of the art and experiences in LAC

  • Date: Wednesday, June 27th, 2018.
  • Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Introduction. Ana María Majano. Coordinator of the Secretariat, LEDS LAC Platform.

Development and state of the art of blue carbon initiatives: from global to national level. Tania E. Romero G. Researcher, Ramsar Regional Center for Training and Research on Wetlands in the Western Hemisphere (CREHO), and Environment Specialist, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in the REDD program of Panama. | Download presentation

Experiences of Colombia in the methodological development of REDD+ type projects in mangrove ecosystems. Paula Cristina Sierra-Correa. Head of Research and Information for Marine and Costal Management, Institute of Marine and Coastal Research (INVEMAR), Colombia. | Download presentation

About the webinar

The term Blue Carbon refers to the carbon stored in marine-coastal ecosystems. It is estimated that these ecosystems sequester up to five times more carbon than terrestrial forests, so their proper management is an important measure to mitigate climate change, with benefits also associated with adaptation, biodiversity conservation and food security, among many other topics. The measurement of blue carbon reserves is a fundamental element for the development of policies and projects aimed at linking the sustainable management of mangroves and other marine-coastal ecosystems to global mitigation efforts, taking advantage of opportunities to channel resources from mechanisms such as REDD+ and carbon markets.

In this webinar, an overview of the state of the art of blue carbon initiatives at an international and national level, its actors and genesis will be presented, as well as two experiences of the Latin American region in the development of projects in this field. the case of INVEMAR in Colombia, which has developed methodologies for REDD + projects in mangrove ecosystems and the work of CREHO in conjunction with national and international partners in the Bay of Jiquilisco and the Jaltepeque estuary in El Salvador, where a strengthening process was developed of national capacities to estimate carbon stocks and fluxes at the ecosystem level and landscapes in mangrove swamps and land coverings near the lower Lempa.

The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat:

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