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4th EMB Brown Bag Lunch on Blue Carbon

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Scotland House Brussels

6 Rond-Point Robert Schuman

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How can carbon stored by coastal and marine ecosystems help to mitigate climate change, enhance coastal protection or fisheries?

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On Friday 14 February 2020, EMB will host its 4th Brown Bag Lunch to discuss Blue Carbon. Blue Carbon refers to organic carbon that is captured and stored by the oceans and coastal ecosystems. In particular, the vegetated coastal ecosystems of seagrass meadows, tidal marshes, and mangrove forests sequester and store more carbon per unit area than terrestrial forests and are now being recognised for their role in mitigating climate change.

Prof. Hillary Kennedy from the University of Bangor (UK) is one of the leading experts in Europe on this topic and she will provide some insight on the latest developments in this field.

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 will touch 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 will be followed by an interactive discussion on this topic with the speaker and the participants.

We would like to welcome anyone with an interest in the this topic to participate in this event. Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory given the limited space (up to 35 persons). EMB will provide sandwiches for the meeting participants.

The presentation from Prof. Kennedy will start at 12h30, we kindly ask the participants to arrive at the event at 12.15 in order to be able to start in time as a security check will be required when entering the building.

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  • date: Friday 14 February 2020
  • time: 12.15 - 14.00
  • location: Scotland House Brussels, Robert Schuman Roundabout 6 - Brussels
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