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Blue Carbon Initiative Launches New Website

2 April 2013: The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced the launch of the International Blue Carbon Initiative's new website.

The Initiative, a collaboration among IOC-UNESCO, Conservation International (CI) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), aims to mitigate climate change through the restoration and sustainable use of coastal and marine ecosystems. It brings together governments, research institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and communities, and currently focuses on mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses.

The Blue Carbon Initiative's new website aims to: foster collaboration and coordination within the global blue carbon community; provide up-to-date information on its Scientific and Policy Working Groups; and present a compilation of existing field projects. [Blue Carbon Initiative Website] [UNESCO Press Release]