Global Blue Carbon 10-Year Initiative

People's Republic of China (2019)

To achieve comprehensive protection and effective management of the global blue carbon ecosystems, reverse the degradation trend, maintain marine biodiversity, and improve carbon sequestration capacity; Large-scale restoration of damaged habitats, significantly increasing the global blue carbon ecosystems’ area and carbon sequestration capacity, and improving the ability of coastal communities to adapt to climate change; Using marine primary productivity such as macro-algae to mitigate the effects of climate change in a manner that does not affect food production, to promote sustainable economic and social development; Systematically accounting for the value of the blue carbon ecosystems, establishing a value realization mechanism; realizing the value of blue carbon ecological products through market mechanisms, and promoting poverty alleviation and sustainable development of the community.