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Blue Carbon - a different kind of sink!

Ep. 86

How the ocean ecosystems help restore the planet


Carbon makes us blue, but what is Blue Carbon? If the coastal and oceanic ecosystems aren't incredible enough - they also play a key role in capturing carbon dioxide  from the atmosphere in complex processes played out in inorganic and organic matter, which is then called Blue Carbon. 

We ask our experts Prof Fiorenza Micheli from Stanford University and Prof Ali Mashayek from Imperial College how a better understanding of Blue Carbon Ecosystems (e.g. coasts, mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrass) can help tackle climate change, provide coastal protection and food security. This is the last in this series produced in partnership with The Grantham Institute. Watch out for more in the Autumn!

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