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Blue Forests Communities

Ensuring informed and empowered communities is vital to the management of blue forests. The inclusion of safeguards and equity considerations support sustainable project and policy outcomes. 

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Social justice initiatives within blue carbon projects should incorporate social safeguards and equity considerations to reduce risk and support sustainable and long-term project outcomes. For more information about how social justice and equity can be integrated within a blue forests initiative, click "learn more" below.

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For many coastal communities already experiencing economic stressors derived from climate change, a global pandemic can further exacerbate these issues. However, the economic opportunities and sustainable livelihoods provided by healthy blue forests can help to increase community resiliency during global crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. Click "learn more" below for detailed examples within Ecuador, Kenya, and Indonesia.