For ‘blue carbon’ ecosystems, awareness and finance grows

At COP26, acclaimed wetlands scientist Daniel Murdiyarso shares on peatlands and mangroves

Mangrove forests, which account for only about 1 percent of all tropical forests, are among the world's most valuable carbon sinks. Timothy K, Unsplash
11 November 2021
11 November 2021

Peatlands, which cover only about 3 percent of the world’s land surface, store at least twice as much carbon the Earth’s forests. Mangroves, meanwhile, hold almost 5 times more carbon than the U.S.’s annual carbon emissions. At COP26 in Glasgow, acclaimed wetlands scientist Daniel Murdiyarso from the Center for International Forestry Research shares new developments in the research of these landscapes, as well as why these ‘blue carbon’ ecosystems need more finance.

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