Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Blue Carbon Standards: Carbon from Wetlands

Got an opinion on how to construct a crediting standard for carbon in wetlands?  Sure ya do.

"Blue carbon" is shorthand for carbon sequestered in water bodies (including wetlands: coastal marshes, hardwood swamps, mangrove forests, kettleholes, you name it) -- wetland restoration can therefore create carbon credits if a standard is agreed upon.  Verified Carbon Standard's draft protocol is open for comments until June 23, so get on over there and tell them what a blue carbon commodity should look like.  Jokes about "Blue Harvest" will probably be ignored.

And while you're at it, check out this video by Stanford's David Moreno Mateos on whether wetlands can be restored to sequester carbon.  He's asking for your help!

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