Coastal communities are deeply dependent on coastal ecosystems while being especially vulnerable to climate change. Intense typhoons, storm surge, and habitat loss due to coral bleaching are among the impacts that threaten their lives and livelihoods. These will only become more severe if carbon dioxide emissions continue to increase unabated.
Blue carbon is a natural innovation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Among the first steps in harnessing blue carbon for climate change mitigation is quantifying potential carbon storage in respective coastal habitats, and understanding the factors that influence such capacity
Conservation International Philippines has initiated pioneering research in the Verde Island Passage, systematically assessing the carbon storage efficiency of representative mangroves in four provinces. This publication Mangrove Blue Carbon in the Verde Island Passage presents key results that may pave the way for further research, and enhance mangrove conservation and management.
Mangrove Blue Carbon in the Verde Island Passage serves to further emphasize the inimitable role of nature in our lives. Conservation International Philippines, through its efforts on blue carbon, continues to strive towards its ultimate goal of improving human well-being.
Salmo, S.G. III, 2019. Mangrove blue carbon in the Verde Island Passage. Nature is 30 (Climate Strategy). Conservation International Philippines. ISBN: 978-971-94594-3-9.