[Coral-List] Oceans Day and Blue Carbon (coastal & marine carbon sinks) at COP16 in Cancun

RainbowWarriorsInternational southern_caribbean at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 6 08:40:05 EST 2010

THE OCEANS DAY AT CANCUNAt the 16th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework 
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP 16) (November 29-December 10, 
2010, Cancun, Mexico) on December 4, 2010, 9:00AM-6:00PM was held the Oceans Day.Purpose

Oceans Day at Cancun drew high-level attention to the oceans 
issues at the climate talks at COP16 in Cancun. The sessions highlighted the direct link between climate change, the health of the 
oceans, and human well-being, as well as the need for sufficient funding
 to support bold mitigation and adaptation actions that will minimize 
climate change impacts on coastal communities and ocean resources, 
including impacts on water supply for communities and on water 
allocation to ocean and coastal ecosystems.

Co-organizers:Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands,  Global Environment Facility, Secretaries of Environment and Natural Resources of the Mexican States of Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Yucatan,  Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), Mexico
 Collaborating Organizations:
Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK,  Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University,  Oceana,  Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego,  Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat,  UN-Oceans,  United Nations Development Programme
More information:

Putting carbon sinks in marine and coastal ecosystems center stage in the climate talks

The issue of Blue Carbon at Cancun

In Cancun, everyone’s talking about Blue Carbon

GRIDA reference

Blue Carbon Portal

Open Statement to COP 16 Delegates about Blue Carbon

Conservation International on Blue Carbon

 Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University

To Save the Planet, Save the Seas
Addresses carbon sinks

 Wednesday, 01 December, from 11:30–13:00 in the Jaguar room at the 
Cancun Messe, Conservation International in collaboration with IUCN 
organized a side event titled: 
Blue Carbon: Valuing CO2 mitigation by coastal marine systems
Coastal marine ecosystems, such as mangroves, seagrasses and salt marshes,
 sequester carbon up to 50 times the rate observed in terrestrial 
systems. This session detailed the importance of these systems and the 
opportunities for valuing this unaccounted contribution to climate change mitigation.

Milton Ponson, President
 Warriors Core Foundation
(Rainbow Warriors International) Tel. +297 568 5908
PO Box 1154, Oranjestad 
Aruba, Dutch Caribbean 
Email: southern_caribbean at yahoo.com    http://www.rainbowwarriors.net

To unite humanity in a global society dedicated to a sustainable way of life


More information about the Coral-List mailing list