International Blue Carbon Institute

International Blue Carbon Institute

International Blue Carbon Institute 1920 1080 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Conservation International United States of America (USA)

The International Blue Carbon Institute (IBCI) advances science and support systems needed to unlock the potential of blue carbon ecosystems to address climate change, protect biodiversity and support threatened coastal communities.

Partnering with governments, scientists, diverse organizations and communities, the IBCI develops and informs effective policy, finance and implementation strategies for blue carbon ecosystems. It serves as a global hub for exchanging knowledge and learning in blue carbon research and implementation. It effectively translates latest science into tools, methodologies and best practices that are harnessing the potential of blue carbon for climate and biodiversity action. The IBCI is strategically situated in the Southeast Asian and Indo-West Pacific Ocean regions, which currently have >30% of the world’s mangroves, more than 40 % of the world’s seagrass, and where coastal communities are highly vulnerable to increasing negative impacts of climate change.

Start date: 01/09/2023
End date: 31/12/2030

Lead Contact: Siti Maryam Yaakub ( )

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus, 9- Capacity Development
ocean_basins: Andaman Sea, Arufera, Banda Sea, Flores Sea, Indian Ocean, Java Sea, South China Sea, South Pacific Ocean, The Banda Sea, The Celebes, The Philippine Waters, The Sulu Sea, Timor Sea
type_of_action: Project


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