Carbon stock and uptake potential by seagrass meadows and mangrove ecosystem in Indonesia

A’an J. Wahyudi, Afdal, Novi Susetyo Adi, Agustin Rustam, Hadiyanto, Susi Rahmawati, Andri Irawan, I Wayan E. Dharmawan, Bayu Prayudha, Muhammad Hafizt, Hanif B. Prayitno, Yusmiana P. Rahayu, Tubagus Solihudin, Restu Nur Afi Ati, Terry Louise Kepel, Mariska Astrid K., August Daulat, Hadiwijaya L. Salim, Nasir Sudirman, Devi D. Suryono, Wawan Kiswara, Indarto H. Supriyadi
Indonesia’s National Action Plan for Greenhouse Gas (RAN GRK) has committed that until 2020, Indonesia will reduce emissions by 26% by own ventures and up to 41% external support. However, the target is still focused on the land base sector, while the coastal and marine sectors have not received serious attention. For this case, this document presents the coastal vegetation ecosystem potential in carbon sequestration. Indonesia have a total area of seagrass meadows about 150,693.16 ha and mangrove about 3.2 million ha. The averages of carbon stock are 0.94 tonC/ha in seagrass and 891.70 ton C/ha in mangrove. Meanwhile, their carbon uptake potential are 24.13 ton CO2/ha/year and 52.85 ton CO2/ha/year respectively. This information can be used to calculate reduction targets of greenhouse gas emission.
carbon stock and uptake, mangrove, seagrass, Indonesia
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