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Resources Page

This page provides resources from the Blue Forests Project, divided by case study locations and pathways (Ecosystems, Economy, Policy, and Communities). 


Here you can download the key documents that will provide support and guide the development of a blue forests or blue carbon project. 


Case Study Locations

Resources from the project sites of the Blue Forests Project
Ecuador Resources
Kenya Resources
Madagascar Resources
UAE resources




Mozambique Resources


DR Resources
Indonesia resources

Pathways Resources

Ecosystems, Economy, Policy and Communities resources


Ecosystems Resources
Ecosystem Assessments Resources
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Carbon Sequestration
Oceanic Blue Carbon

Blue Carbon

Feasibility Assessments

Carbon Accounting National Level

Carbon Accounting Mangroves

Carbon Accounting Saltmarshes and Seagrasses

Oceanic Blue Carbon

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Restoration Resources
Economy Resources


Carbon Finance resources

Conservation Agreements

PES resources
Policy resources


Local Policy resources
National policy resources

National Policy

International policy resources

International Policy






Convention on Biological Diversity

Legal Frameworks

Oceanic Blue Carbon



Social Justice
Communities Resources
COVID-19 Resources


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Communications and Outreach

Communications Resources

Webinar Recordings

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Networks and Partnerships

External hubs for blue forests knowledge
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International Partnership for Blue Carbon 

A collaborative platform, whose administration is supported by the Australian Government, which brings together governments, academics, international organizations and other sectors.  

The Partnership aims to provide a voluntary forum for countries and organizations to benefit from the experience and expertise of the global community and develop an enabling environment for high quality, locally-relevant approaches to protecting and restoring blue carbon ecosystems (tidal marshes, mangroves and seagrasses). 

The Partnership is focused around three core activities: 

  • Building awareness in the international community of the importance of coastal blue carbon ecosystems for climate change adaptation and mitigation; 

  • Exchanging knowledge, expertise and experience to build capacity in blue carbon related policy, science and practical action; and 

  • Accelerating practical action to protect and restore blue carbon ecosystems in identified priority regional ‘hot-spots’. 

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The Blue Carbon Initiative 

A global program working to mitigate climate change through the restoration and sustainable use of coastal and marine ecosystems.  

The Initiative currently focuses on mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses.  

The Blue Carbon Initiative brings together governments, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and communities from around the world. The Initiative is coordinated by Conservation International (CI), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO). 

The International Blue Carbon Scientific Working Group identifies priority research areas, synthesizes current and emerging blue carbon research and provides the robust scientific basis for coastal carbon conservation, management and assessment. The International Blue Carbon Policy Working Group supports efforts to integrate blue carbon into existing international policy frameworks such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) among others.

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High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

The High Level Panel for Sustainable Ocean Economy is a unique initiative of 14 serving world leaders building momentum towards a sustainable ocean economy, where effective protection, sustainable production and equitable prosperity go hand in hand.


Co-chaired by Norway and Palau, the Ocean Panel represents nations of highly diverse oceanic, economic and political perspectives. Members include Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, Palau and Portugal. It is supported by the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean.  

The panel's 2020 report highlights international examples of sustainable ocean economies and features the Gazi Bay, Kenya case study for its success in establishing a Plan Vivo accredited mangrove restoration project that has increased livelihood opportunities for the the local community while simultaneously helping fight climate change.

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