Sharing the risk of blue carbon investment in ‘era of SDGs’

The public and private sectors must join forces to finance blue carbon, in order to reap social, environmental and economic returns from the ecosystems. The Blue Carbon Summit on July 16-17 in Jakarta, Indonesia, clarified the importance of learning and disseminating more about coastal ecosystems. During the event, one of the discussion forums honed in on these at-risk ecosystems, looking in particular at the payment mechanisms needed to keep blue carbon intact. Financing blue carbon development addressed how to best use the available funding; no matter what kind of payments are on offer, the discussion explored why blue carbon should be accounted for among stakeholders.

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