Ms Louisa Perrin1, Mr Daniel Hanisch
1Department For Environment And Water, Adelaide, Australia
Coastal ecosystems provide a wide range of economic, environmental and livelihood benefits. Restoration and protection of these coastal systems enhance these benefits, improve resilience to climate change and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. There is an opportunity for South Australia to use the concept of blue carbon and associated access to carbon markets as incentives for protecting the coastal environment.
A Blue Carbon Strategy for South Australia has been developed by the Government of South Australia in partnership with the Premier’s Climate Change Council. The Strategy provides a roadmap to establish a state-wide program of blue carbon projects that preserve coastal ecosystems, supported by future carbon market financing.
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