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Blue carbon

Pathways for storing carbon in oceans and coasts

By restoring blue carbon pathways, we may be able to sequester more carbon and build thriving ocean ecosystems.

The oceans serve the planet as a massive natural carbon sink, but because of climate change, overfishing and other pressures, we’ve degraded the natural pathways through which oceans capture and store carbon.

In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we must understand potential blue carbon pathways and consider ways to generate new natural climate solutions that value entire oceans and coastal ecosystems. By doing so, we may be able to sequester more carbon, restore thriving ocean ecosystems and secure a better future for us all.

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Our experts

We bring a wide range of perspectives and skills to advancing climate solutions by studying the impacts of blue carbon and aquatic ecosystems. Here are the experts leading this work.

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