“BLUE CARBON”, The Role of Coastal Ecosystems in Mitigating Climate Change, presented by Bev Johnson, PhD
Snacks at 6:30, lecture at 7:00, West Chester, PA Borough Hall, 401 East Gay Street, Room 240
“Blue Carbon” is carbon that is sequestered and stored by the coastal ecosystems of salt marshes, mangroves and sea grasses. With average global carbon burial rates an order of magnitude greater than those of upland forests, the CO2 drawdown and carbon storage potential in blue carbon ecosystems is extraordinary.
Join us, Wed. June 14th, as Bev Johnson, Prof of Geology at Bates College and Member of the Scientific Working Group of the Blue Carbon Initiative, presents a broad overview of the general science behind carbon accounting in blue carbon ecosystems. Dr. Johnson will also give us an update on the current policies and programs in place, designed to utilize these ecosystems for climate mitigation. Case studies from various sites around the world will be examined.