Story | 29 Apr, 2020

Blue Carbon Workshop RESCHEDULED! Restoring Coastal Wetlands & Seagrass Meadows

From 15 to 17 September 2020. Update: to ensure maximum safety for all workshop participants, the team of IUCN-Med has decided to carry out the LIFE BlueNatura BlueCarbon Training for Ecosystem Restoration exclusively online.

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Photo: Kelly Fike/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Which types of Blue Carbon actions help climate change mitigation in our littoral, while restoring coastal ecosystems?

“Blue Carbon” is the carbon absorbed and stored by marine and coastal ecosystems like wetlands marshes, mangroves and seagrass meadows. The capacity of these natural ecosystems, makes them large natural carbon sinks.

This three-day workshop, to be held between 15-17th September 2020, is designed for environmental consultants, technical staff and environmental managers from both private and public entities, protected areas, organizations and municipalities which are interested in coastal ecosystem restoration. The objective is to develop the capacity of participants in different actions, which besides restoring and protecting these important ecosystems, serve to capture CO2, therefore helping to mitigate global environmental climate change.

Guest speakers from Spain, Italy and Holland working on new approaches to rehabilitate seagrass and coastal marshes will bring their expertise to this workshop. We will explore the central theme of restauration of coastal wetlands and seagrass meadows as management tools by guiding participants through the planning, design, development, and maintenance of these ecosystems.

Those interested are kindly requested to send an email to Mercedes Muñoz explaining the motivation to participate in the workshop, including a brief summary of their resume. 

Application deadline: 15 June 2020.

Free course