Author: Christian Nellemann, Emily Corcoran, Carlos M. Duarte, Luis Valdrés, Cassandra De Young, Luciano Fonseca, Gabriel Grimsditch

A new Rapid Response Assessment report released 14 October 2009 at the Diversitas Conference, Cape Town Conference Centre, South Africa. Compiled by experts at GRID-Arendal and UNEP in collaboration with the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the UNESCO International Oceanographic Commissions and other institutions, the report highlights the critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystems in maintaining our climate and in assisting policy makers to mainstream an oceans agenda into national and international climate change initiatives.

Out of all the biological carbon captured in the world, over half is captured by marine living organisms hence it is called blue carbon.
The objective of this report is to highlight the critical role of the oceans and ocean ecosystems in maintaining our climate and in assisting policy makers to mainstream an oceans agenda into national and international climate change initiatives.

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