This webinar originally aired on 24 November 2014.
In response to the call by the United Nations to provide innovative solutions to address the climate challenge and to prevent global biodiversity loss, GRID-Arendal, a centre collaborating with the United Nations Environment Programme, and Blue Climate Solutions, a project of The Ocean Foundation, have produced a report on the potential of marine vertebrates carbon services to readily fill this void. The report presents eight Fish Carbon mechanisms and raises options for the future of international climate change mitigation efforts and ocean management. The report includes a preface by Sylvia Earle, Founder of Mission Blue and a former Chief Scientist of NOAA, who notes that “acknowledging the importance of marine life in climate change will not only provide much needed opportunities in climate mitigation, but will simultaneously enhance food security for coastal and island communities, while safeguarding biodiversity and marine ecosystems on a global scale, particularly in the unprotected high seas.” An Advance Copy of the report was launched on 9 November 2014 in Abu Dhabi and is available online at www.grida.no/publications/fish-carbon.
This webinar was cosponsored by the EBM Tools Network, and it was presented by Steven Lutz of GRID-Arendal and Angela Martin of Blue Climate Solutions.