The untapped potential of blue carbon

‘When it comes to sucking carbon out of the atmosphere, we usually turn to tree planting. But there’s an often overlooked opportunity to diversify our carbon sequestration portfolio, and it has me channeling my inner Shrek: swamps. Tidal wetlands – mangroves, seagrass meadows and saltmarshes – come under the “blue carbon” umbrella, which refers to the carbon stored in oceans and coastal ecosystems.’

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