Blue Carbon Project
Blue Carbon and Native Forest Projects (Brazil) – Nature Reserve Park (Santa Catarina, BR)
Strategic partnerships to develop native forests and blue carbon projects in 30,000 ha
Lot size: 6,500,000 m2 or 650 hectares (with possibility to expand)
Status: ready to install
Brazil has significant potential for the implementation of Blue Carbon projects, which focus on the conservation and restoration of coastal and marine ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrasses, and salt marshes. These ecosystems are known as “blue carbon” because they are highly effective at sequestering and storing carbon, sometimes referred to as “Blue Carbon sinks.”
The benefits of implementing Blue Carbon projects in Brazil include:
Carbon sequestration: Blue carbon ecosystems in Brazil have the potential to sequester and store large amounts of carbon, which can help to mitigate climate change.
Biodiversity conservation: Mangroves, seagrasses, and salt marshes are important habitats for a wide variety of plant and animal species, many of which are found only in these ecosystems. By protecting and restoring these ecosystems, we can also help to conserve biodiversity.
Climate adaptation: Blue carbon ecosystems can also provide important ecosystem services such as coastal protection and water filtration that can help communities adapt to the impacts of climate change such as sea level rise and coastal erosion.
Economic benefits: Blue carbon projects can also generate economic benefits, such as through ecotourism and sustainable fishing, which can help to improve the livelihoods of local communities.
Improving the coastal resilience: Blue carbon ecosystems such as mangroves, salt marshes and seagrass beds can act as a natural barrier against waves, storms and coastal erosion, protecting the coastal communities and infrastructure.