Guidelines for Blue Carbon and Nationally Determined Contributions

Developer or Source: Blue Carbon Initiative, Conservation International, International Partnership for Blue Carbon, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), NDC Partnership, Silvestrum Climate Associates, The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

This tool provides guidance on how countries may include blue carbon in their Nationally Determined Contributions. It supports countries seeking to promote and preserve the climate benefits of blue carbon ecosystems by providing technical guidance on the multiple avenues for including these ecosystems within updated NDCs. The guidance recommends a tiered approach similar to that employed by the IPCC guidance to demonstrate how a variety of motivations and starting points represent viable pathways for the inclusion of coastal blue carbon ecosystems in NDCs.

Region: Global
Sectors and Topics: Disaster Risk Reduction, Nature-based Solutions and Ecosystem Services, Oceans and Coasts, Water
Scale: National
Expertise Level: Practitioner, Specialist
Resource Type: Guidance and Frameworks
Cost: No
Languages: English, French, Spanish
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