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Strengthening Coastal Biodiversity Conservation and Management through Protection and Rehabilitation Incentives for Coastal Carbon Sinks in Pacific Island Countries

As of: September 2020

Objective and activities

In close collaboration with national and regional partners (SPREP, SPC, USP, CSIRO, CIFOR) and the “Blue Planet” Initiative within the global Group on Earth Observations (GEO), the project will be mapping the status of Seagrass and Mangrove (SaM) resources in each of the 4 partner countries, and will assess related carbon storage capacity and ecosystem services. Resulting national inventories of SaM habitats, and associated blue carbon sinks and ecosystem service values will support government partners and policy makers in their efforts to strategically develop and implement conservation, management and rehabilitation efforts. Governments will be assisted to establish nationally appropriate incentives for sustainable management and rehabilitation efforts based on the quantification and documentation of SaM carbon stocks and the resulting emission reductions as part of NDCs and National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs).

Project data

Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH - Mexico

Partner institution(s):
  • Conservation and Environment Protection Authority - Papua-Neuguinea
  • Department of Environment - Fiji
  • Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation (DEPC)
  • Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology - Solomon Islands
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) - Samoa
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) - Samoa

BMU grant:
9.220.000,00 €

12/2018  till  11/2023

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