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Australia's Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt at the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum in Paris. Photo: Pilar Valbuena for CIFOR
Australia’s Minister for the Setting Greg Hunt at the 2015 Global Landscapes Online forum in Paris. Image: Pilar Valbuena for CIFOR

Originally posted at CIFOR

The Facility for International Forestry Study (CIFOR) delights in to be a founding partner of theInternational Collaboration for Blue Carbon, announced by the Australian Minister for the Environment, Greg Quest, at the 2015 International Landscapes Forum in Paris on 6 December.

“It is a huge chance, as has actually been recognized below, for losing discharges, for improving marine biodiversity, as well as in specific for supplying assistance for conventional communities and seaside neighborhoods,” Minister Quest stated at the launch of the initiative, which was established by the Australian Department of the Environment.Research by CIFOR as well as its partners over several years has demonstrated the tremendous worth of mangroves for numerous reasons, consisting of as carbon sinks, particularly in the case of Indonesia, which has the largest area of mangroves of any nation in the world.For much more details see our blog Plantations International