برنامج الأمم المتحدة للبيئة

Protecting & restoring blue carbon ecosystems

In Oceans & seas

We work to protect and restore coastal ‘blue carbon’ ecosystems for the sustainable provision of ecosystem services to people and environment.

Mangroves and seagrass meadows are coastal ecosystems that cover a small portion of the total ocean area but collectively are widely distributed on every continent except Antarctica. Mangroves are found in 123 countries worldwide with an estimated area of 15.2 million hectares while seagrasses occur in 159 countries covering over 30 million hectares. These ecosystems are highly productive and form biologically rich habitats that play a major role in providing highly valuable ecosystem goods and services for human well-being.

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الحفاظ على أشجار المنغروف أكثر قيمة من أي وقت مضى بفضل تجارة الكربون

عندما تساعد طريقة أثبتت فعاليتها في استعادة النظم الإيكولوجية في الحد من الفقر وبناء المرونة الاقتصادية، فإن الحكومات غالباً ما تدعمها كحل مربح للجانبين.

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Protecting and restoring blue carbon ecosystems

To this end, we work with a wide variety of stakeholders and partners that help protect these coastal ecosystems including but not limited to:

News and Multimedia

Check out our latest multimedia resources and press releases/stories.

Publications

Mangroves and seagrasses are amongst the coastal systems ecosystems that face the highest rates of loss globally, with estimated annual losses of 1 - 3% of mangrove area and 2 - 5% of seagrass area. Check out our latest reports and publication.

Contact us

Gabriel Grimsditch
Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Unit
UN Environment
UN Compound, Gigiri, PO Box 67578, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 762 5025
Email: [email protected]