The Blue Carbon Ecosystems have caught the attention of diverse stakeholders outside the scientific community, as it can play a crucial role in many societal challenges, not only through their potential to mitigate climate change, but also by providing coastal protection and fisheries enhancement. Therefore it is crucial to address knowledge gaps and uncertainties relating to this topic to further inform conservation and private sector organizations, governments, and intergovernmental bodies committed to marine conservation and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Prof Kennedy touched upon some key questions and challenges that need to be addressed to consolidate progress in Blue Carbon science to inform current the debate and set future research agenda's. Her presentation was followed by an interactive discussion on this topic with the speaker and the participants.
Anyone with an interest in this topic was invited to participate in this event. Participation was free of charge, but registration was mandatory given the limited space (up to 40 persons). EMB provided sandwiches for the meeting participants.
date: Friday 14 February 2020
time: 12.15 - 14.00
location: Scotland House Brussels, Robert Schuman Roundabout 6 - Brussels
Registration for the event is now closed.