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The Intersection of Climate Change Mitigation-Coastal Habitat Restoration-Climate Adaptation
Climate change--through a warming world, sea-level rise, changing precipitation patterns, and migrating species, both native and invasive--will significantly reshape our coastal landscape. In many ways, our coasts and estuaries are both the first line of defense and a measuring stick for climate change impacts. Coastal and estuarine habitat restoration is a key strategy in adapting to climate change, as well as mitigating its impacts.
Linking Carbon Finance to Coastal Habitat Restoration and Climate Adaptation
Restore America's Estuaries is leading an initiative to bring tidal wetlands restoration, protection, creation and avoided loss into the carbon markets. The restoration of tidal wetlands, salt marshes, mangroves and other coastal habitats offers significant potential for sequestering carbon. A national greenhouse gas (GHG) offset protocol/methodology for tidal wetlands activities will provide the means for project managers to develop offset projects in tidal wetlands and for climate registries to issue credits.
New!: "Gases, Grasses: Wetlands and Climate Change" The Environmental Forum, Volume 28, Number 4, July-August 2011)Gases, Grasses: Wetlands and Climate Change