Mangrove forests, which account for only about 1 percent of all tropical forests, are among the world's most valuable carbon sinks. Timothy K, Unsplash

For ‘blue carbon’ ecosystems, awareness and finance grows

At COP26, acclaimed wetlands scientist Daniel Murdiyarso shares on peatlands and mangroves

Peatlands, which cover only about 3 percent of the world’s land surface, store at least twice as much carbon the Earth’s forests. Mangroves, meanwhile, hold almost 5 times more carbon than the U.S.’s annual carbon emissions. At COP26 in Glasgow, acclaimed wetlands scientist Daniel Murdiyarso from the Center for International Forestry Research shares new developments in the research of these landscapes, as well as why these ‘blue carbon’ ecosystems need more finance.

Article tags

COP 26COP26Mangrovespeatlandswetlands



…thank you for reading this story. Our mission is to make them freely accessible to everyone, no matter where they are. 

We believe that lasting and impactful change starts with changing the way people think. That’s why we amplify the diverse voices the world needs to hear – from local restoration leaders to Indigenous communities and women who lead the way.

By supporting us, not only are you supporting the world’s largest knowledge-led platform devoted to sustainable and inclusive landscapes, but you’re also becoming a vital part of a global movement that’s working tirelessly to create a healthier world for us all.

Every donation counts – no matter the amount. Thank you for being a part of our mission.

Sidebar Publication

Related articles

Related articles