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Blue Carbon Policy Framework 2.0

Based on the discussions of the International Blue Carbon Policy Working Group

By Dorothee Herr, Emily Pidgeon, Dan Laffoley
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Many natural environments contain large stores of carbon laid down by vegetation and other natural processes over centuries. The storage of carbon is the consequence of the capacity of those ecosystems to act as a net carbon sink over very long periods of time. If these ecosystems are degraded or damaged by human activities, their carbon sink capacity is lost and the resulting emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) contribute to climate change.