Guiding Principles for Delivering Coastal Wetland Carbon Projects

Published: 2014

With the growing awareness of the role of coastal wetlands in climate change mitigation and adaptation, there are an expanding
number of project and policy interventions being developed and implemented to conserve and restore these ecosystems. There is a need to share lessons in best practice as activities grow into new territory of large-scale interventions. This guidance document details best practice principles for coastal wetland carbon projects, drawing on a long history of project development and implementation in fields of wetlands restoration, terrestrial carbon projects, carbon policy and community engagement. The primary focus is on experience gained in the management of intertidal wetlands, including tidal marshes and mangroves, although many broad lessons can be extended to seagrass meadows. 

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Suggested citation: UNEP and CIFOR 2014. Guiding principles for delivering coastal wetland carbon projects. United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya and Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia, 57pp.

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