[Coral-List] Positive outcome from Copenhagen & Blue Carbon Blog (New)
stevenlutzmail at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 5 12:54:43 EST 2010
One positive outcome from Copenhagen is movement on policy regarding the role terrestrial vegetation plays in storing atmospheric carbon (deforestation). This is basically a 'green carbon' solution, and can be seen as a important step in our
appreciation of nature's role in countering climate change.
A 'next step' may be an appreciation of the ocean's natural role in the global carbon cycle, a 'blue carbon' solution. This includes the carbon storing functions of mangrove forests and seagrass meadows.
As many of these ecosystems are found adjacent to coral reefs, efforts to improve their health may also help conserve corals...
Please see the new Blue Carbon Blog: http://bluecarbonblog.blogspot.com/
All things regarding natural ocean carbon / blue carbon / solutions to climate change to be discussed...
of The Ocean Foundation
steven.lutz at blueclimatesolutions.org
Blue Carbon Blog: http://bluecarbonblog.blogspot.com/
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