Coastal vegetated ecosystems such as mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and salt marshes have long benefited coastal communities and fisheries, and in recent years have been recognized internationally for their significant capacity to sequester and store carbon (i.e. ‘blue carbon’) – at rates that surpass those of tropical forests.
Draining an area of 194,200 km2, Lake Victoria Basin is one of East Africa’s most prominent landmarks. It not only provides the headwaters of the White Nile but is also central to the development and regional integration of the East Africa Community.
D. Herr, E. Landis / International Union for Conservation of Nature, 2016
This policy brief examines the existing Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) and ratified National Determined Contributions (NDCs) with regard to the inclusion of specific efforts addressing blue carbon ecosystems, namely mangroves, tidal saltmarshes and seagrasses, as climate mitigation or adaptation solutions.
This appendix provides an inventory of the existing Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) and ratified National Determined Contributions (NDCs) submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
F. Cammelli, A. Angelsen / Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2017
Despite a fall in deforestation, frequency and severity of fires in the Brazilian Amazon are rising, causing huge carbon emissions, biodiversity losses and local economic costs. The ignition sources are anthropogenic and mostly related to the accidental spread of agricultural fires.