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Road Map to Expand Blue Carbon Reservoir

  • Abhijit Mitra
  • Sufia Zaman
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Abstract

Coastal vegetations are efficient carbon sinks that sequester and store large quantum of carbon in their biomass (above- and below-ground biomass) and underlying sediments for a considerable long period of time. The carbon sequestration capacity of mangroves, seagrass beds, tidal marshes and other marine and coastal vegetated ecosystems has been a focus of considerable attention in recent times, and the carbon stored in their biomass and sediments is coined as ‘blue carbon’.

Keywords

Clean Development Mechanism Kyoto Protocol Mangrove Forest Clean Development Mechanism Project Carbon Credit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Marine ScienceUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Division of OceanographyTechno India UniversityKolkataIndia

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