Manual for the Creation of Blue Carbon Projects in Europe and the Mediterranean

Climate change is one of the most important threats to humanity and it will increasingly challenge the way we manage our development. Stabilising the climate system, as envisaged under the Paris Agreement, demands mitigation and adaptation measures to reduce climate-change impacts and increase the resilience of essential ecosystem services. In the marine environment, the degradation and loss of coastal habitats, particularly ecosystems capturing carbon, is resulting in an unprecedented loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Additionally, pressure on public funding is leading organisations to seek innovative approaches to tackle these challenges and find ways to finance such initiatives and identify opportunities for public-private sector collaboration.