Webinar by “Blue Carbon: a new tool for coastal wetland restoration and conservation effort” by Restore America’s Estuaries

Learn how coastal wetlands can also mitigate climate change and earn carbon finance to support restoration/conservation efforts.

Join Restore America’s Estuaries for an upcoming webinar: Blue Carbon: a new tool for coastal wetland restoration and conservation efforts
When: Thursday, October 1, 2015; 2:00 pm EDT
Register online at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8011574252220262913

Learn  the basics of blue carbon science and understand how blue carbon can support land conservation and restoration goals and generate new revenue opportunities. This webinar will cover:
– Background on blue carbon and importance to restoration/conservation needs
– Introduction to the voluntary carbon market
– Market and policy opportunities

What’s Blue Carbon?
It refers to the carbon and other greenhouse gases captured, stored, and emitted by the world’s coastal ecosystems.  This webinar will introduce participants to blue carbon science, concepts, and opportunities to benefit coastal restoration and conservation efforts. We will explore the greenhouse gas benefits provided by tidal wetlands, salt marshes, seagrasses, mangroves, and other coastal ecosystems, cover the basics of how carbon markets work, and what the opportunities are for coastal wetland projects to benefit from carbon finance.
Who should attend?
Those interested in coastal conservation and restoration, including natural resource managers, land owners, land trusts, municipalities, policy makers, planners, real estate professionals, attorneys and financial advisors, academia, and federal, state and local officials.

Presented by Stefanie Simpson, Blue Carbon Program Coordinator, Restore America’s Estuaries.
This webinar is supported by NOAA’s Office of Habitat Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program, and the National Estuarine Research Reserve Science Collaborative.
For more information on blue carbon, visit http://www.estuaries.org/bluecarbon or email ssimpson@estuaries.org.

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