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“Mikoko Pamoja” Mangrove Conservation & Carbon Offset Project Launched

A PIONEERING project aiming to save endangered African mangrove habitat and pilot small scale atmospheric carbon offset to fight Climate Change was launched on the 3rd October 2013, managed by and raising money for the local Kenyan community. The official … Continue reading

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Economic valuation of mangrove ecosystem services: fisheries in the Gulf of California

by Jason Murray, Department of Economics, University of California and Octavio Aburto, Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography This project was to determine the economic importance of mangrove forests in Baja California based on their contribution … Continue reading

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Watershed Payments Topped $8.17 Billion In 2011

The Ecosystem Marketplace’s State of Watershed Payments 2012 report has been released today. The report is a comprehensive inventory tracking initiatives around the world that are paying individuals and communities to revive or preserve water-friendly features of the landscape. For … Continue reading

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6th Annual International ESP Conference 2013, 26-30 August 2013, Bali, Indonesia

Organised by ESP and convened by the World Agroforestry Centre and CGIAR Research Program: Forests, Trees and Agroforestry in collaboration with the Sub Global Assessment Program coordinated by UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre, the UNCCD-Global Mechanism, The Economics of Ecosystems … Continue reading

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Western Indian Ocean meeting on Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) and the opportunities for Climate Compatible Development Mombasa – Kenya, 14th -15th November 2012

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) in partnership with the East African Forum for Payment for Ecosystem Services (EAFPES) and iCoast Project are organizing a regional workshop aimed at identifying the conflicts and deficiencies of, and possible solutions to … Continue reading

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Updated blue carbon portal Continues to provides home for International blue carbon community

GRID-Arendal and Blue Climate Solutions today unveiled the redesigned ‘Blue Carbon Portal’, the world’s premier comprehensive community-based website for all matters related to blue carbon. Blue carbon is a concept that advances the sustainable management of coastal marine ecosystems that … Continue reading

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Blue Ventures carbon offset

Blue Ventures Carbon Offset (BVCO) works to tackle climate change whilst providing economic, social, health & environmental benefits to vulnerable and impoverished communities in developing countries. BVCO helps you to: 1. calculate your carbon footprint 2. reduce your carbon footprint … Continue reading

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The Soil Carbon Challenge

If you want to find out how fast a human can run 100 meters, do you build a computer model, do a literature search, or convene a panel of experts on human physiology to make a prediction? No, you run … Continue reading

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Rio summit offered little for Africa

World leaders and some 40,000 people converged on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June in the hope of charting a path towards the “green economy.” Underlining the urgency, Sha Zukang, secretary-general of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, said more … Continue reading

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BBC reports on study: Conserving mangroves to fix carbon is a sensible climate change measure

New research gives more evidence that protecting and planting mangroves to store carbon is an affordable way to fight climate change. A new American study suggests mangroves should be included in more Carbon credit schemes, which are already working in … Continue reading

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