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International Blue Carbon Institute


Programme Partner: Conservation International

Region: Global

The International Blue Carbon Institute (IBCI), based in Singapore, was set up by Conservation International (CI) in late 2022 to focus on accelerating and scaling the protection and restoration of blue carbon eco-systems globally. The IBCI will:

  • Build capacity to meet the increasing interest among governments in blue carbon as a climate action tool
  • Drive understanding in the ocean and coastal eco-system's ability to mitigate and help communities adapt to climate change
  • Support Singapore's ambition to become a carbon services center, through leadership in blue carbon science

Through the IBCI, CI plans to work with governments across Southeast Asia and the Pacific, to strengthen national policies and technical capacities in climate policy work, specifically focused on the conservation and restoration of blue carbon habitats. The work in Singapore will leverage critical connections to financial platforms and the corporate sector, to bring long-term financing solutions to blue carbon protection in the larger Asia-Pacific region. Key initiatives include:

  • Organising climate and blue carbon policy workshops
  • Launching a Climate Policy Fellowship
  • Developing enabling conditions for policy development and financing of blue carbon solutions
  • Empowering youth voices and community engagement toward ocean conservation

Further reading

Scaling Ocean Conservation through Protection and Production

Conservation of the Wetlands of the East Asian Australasian Flyway

Protecting and sustainably managing wetlands to address biodiversity loss

Protecting Marine Ecosystems

Establishing a biodiversity baseline for marine conservation and restoration

Decarbonising Rice

Reducing methane emissions and improving farmer livelihoods

Regional Energy Management Initiative

Providing catalytic support to drive energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions

SEAFOAM - The Ocean as a Vital Climate Solution

Leveraging the ocean's power to reduce emissions

Protecting Mangroves – The Mangrove 40 Initiative

Restoring mangrove ecosystems through innovative financing solutions

Building High Impact Nature-Based Solutions

Accelerating high-quality and investible nature-based climate solutions

Jatropha - A Sustainable Crop for Biofuels

Enabling sustainable growth of high-value biofuel crops to improve livelihoods

Accelerating Resilient and Circular Cities

Implementing circularity projects on food, plastics, and the built environment