The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is pleased to be a founding partner of theInternational Partnership for Blue Carbon, announced by the Australian Minister for the Environment,Greg Hunt, at the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum in Paris on 6 December.
“It is an enormous opportunity, as has been recognized here, for reducing emissions, for improving marine biodiversity, and in particular for providing support for traditional communities and coastal communities,” Minister Hunt said at the launch of the initiative, which was established by the Australian Department of the Environment.
Research by CIFOR and its partners over several years has demonstrated the immense value of mangroves for multiple reasons, including as carbon sinks, especially in the case of Indonesia, which has the largest area of mangroves of any country in the world.
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Originally posted at CIFOR