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Reality check on the potential to generate income from mangroves through carbon credit sales and payments for environmental services

For the Regional Fisheries Livelihoods Programme for South and Southeast Asia

By J.S. Broadhead
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Forests have been cited as an essential component of efforts to limit global temperature rise due to anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases to within 2oC. Mangrove ecosystems commonly contain much larger amounts of carbon than most terrestrial forests and also have higher rates of primary productivity than many other tropical forests types.