The Marine Conservation Society has launched a new report in partnership with Rewilding Britain that highlights the need to look to blue carbon solutions in tandem with those on land to help the U.K. reach net zero by 2050.
The significant role of the world’s forests in helping to reduce carbon emissions has been recognized, resulting in initiatives and reforesting projects intended to keep carbon locked in land. Unfortunately, the report points out, equivalent solutions in the ocean are often overlooked.
By protecting and rewilding habitats in our ocean, blue carbon stores will have increased capacity and ability to store carbon.
The report states that globally, rewilding key blue carbon stores such as seagrass beds, salt marshes and mangroves could deliver carbon dioxide mitigation amounting to 1.83 billion tonnes.
Read the full report here.
Source: Climate Action