Blue carbon for sustainable development

Blue carbon for sustainable development

Blue carbon for sustainable development 1000 540 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute – Kenya

This project focuses on mainstreaming blue carbon into national development and climate change agenda by scaling up and accelerating conservation of blue carbon ecosystems for the climate, community, and biodiversity benefits. 

Blue carbon describes the carbon storage potential of vegetated coastal ecosystems, including tidal marshes, mangrove forests, and seagrass meadows. Limited resources, inadequate capacity, and poor coordination among government agencies are underlying factors leading to poor management of blue carbon in Kenya. The project will lead to: reduction in degradation; and promote sustainable utilization and protection of sensitive blue carbon habitats and enhance awareness among stakeholders of their significance. At the local levels, the project will improve fisheries, create employment, preserve biodiversity, protect shorelines, and stabilize sediments. The project will thus contribute to poverty alleviation and promote sustainable coastal development.

This project is hosted by the Ocean Decade programme Global Ocean Decade Programme for Blue Carbon.

Start Date: 23/12/2022
End Date: 31/12/2027

Lead Contact: James Njiru (

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 6- Coastal Resilience
ocean_basins: Indian Ocean
type_of_action: Project


The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want





Join #OceanDecade

Privacy Preferences

When you visit our website, it may store information through your browser from specific services, usually in the form of cookies. Here you can change your Privacy preferences. It is worth noting that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we are able to offer.

For performance and security reasons we use Cloudflare

Enable/disable Google Analytics tracking code in browser

Enable / disable the use of Google fonts in the browser

Enable/disable embed videos in browser

Privacy policy

Our website uses cookies, mainly from 3rd party services. Define your Privacy Preferences and/or agree to our use of cookies.