Mainstreaming Blue Carbon to meet Global Commitments



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Date:11 July 2018
Time:11 AM - UTC+2 (Use this tool to convert to your local time zone)
Duration:1 hour

Blue Carbon Summit

You may wonder what Blue Carbon is and why it’s so important – and rightfully so. The protection and restoration of Blue Carbon is an area that has been ignored for so long. But the health of these neglected ecosystems has important implications for the global climate and sustainable development.

Generally, Blue Carbon refers to the carbon stored in coastal and marine ecosystems. Ecosystems like mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses can sequester and hold huge quantities of carbon for centuries. So, it has been estimated that when degraded or destroyed, these ecosystems can release more than a billion tons of Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere per year.

Join this GLF Digital Summit to discuss why it is so important to discuss it in the context of climate change and sustainable development and how scientific and policy communities should strategize their collaborative work to achieve their common goals.

We will be joined by a panel of experts from a wide range of backgrounds to discuss these issues:

  • Daniel Murdiyarso, Principal Scientist, CIFOR; Professor, Department of Geophysics and Meteorology, IPB
  • Emily Pidgeon, Blue Carbon Initiative, USA
  • Dan Friess, National University of Singapore
  • Tonny Wagey, Indonesian Climate Change Trust Fund

Our esteemed panel will provide the background, thoughts, opportunities and challenges of this subject to allow you to participate in the discussion. Your contributions will be of utmost importance to shape the way forward.

Register now with the ‘Save My Spot’ button at the top of the page. As soon as you have filled in the details, you will be able to ask any questions you may want answered in advance!

Our Speakers


Daniel Murdiyarso

Principal Scientist, CIFOR; Professor, Department of Geophysics and Meteorology, IPB

Emily Pidgeon

Senior Director , Conservation International's Strategic Marine Initiatives

Dan Friess

Associate Professor , Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

Tonny Wagey

Executive Director , Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF)