This document will focus specifically on seaweed within the broader blue carbon context. The document puts forward four mitigation opportunities in which seaweed can and could sequester carbon and three ways to activate this nature-based climate solution.
The authors fully acknowledge that microalgae, mangroves, seagrass and other blue carbon ecosystems play a critical role in sequestering carbon. Moreover, efforts to increase seaweed cover and the scale of seaweed farming will most likely affect other blue carbon pathways and many other elements of the complex interconnected system of which seaweeds are a part of. However, this vision statement deliberately focuses on seaweed, a largely untapped resource with significant capacity to scale, while providing solutions for limiting carbon emissions and sequestering meaningful amounts of carbon.
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