Ahalya A, Jin Soon Park
Abstract: Blue carbon has received international attention recently for its capability to mitigate climate change due to CO2 emissions. Researches have proven the efficient way of fostering carbon sequestration by the mangroves; a blue carbon ecosystem, which can be a prominent tool in reduction of anthropogenic-driven CO2 emissions. Despite their significant function as eminent carbon sequesters, mangroves are being destroyed mainly via deforestation and urban development. Estimates of national and global carbon sequestration are hindered by lack of awareness and poor estimates of ecosystem extent. Research should be fortified in assessment of blue carbon fluxes and stocks of mangroves coupled with awareness promotion around coastal communities; so they can be conserved from further dwindle.
Keywords: Blue carbon, CO2 emission, Mangroves, Climate mitigation