Benjamin Dorfman: Blue Carbon and Equity in Climate Solutions

Environmental Defense Fund
May 25th-August 12th, 2022
San Francisco, California, USA

The goal is to determine the feasibility of quantifying blue carbon within the territorial waters of less developed countries that have contributed little to climate change yet are bearing the brunt of the adverse impacts of climate change to reduce the financial burden on these countries of complying with their climate stabilization commitments.

The fellow would search for literature and data necessary for quantifying blue carbon at the EEZ scale, identify target countries (e.g. according to data richness and need to increase NDCs), and describe the information gaps that need to be filled to make this concept viable and credible. Some countries are already accounting for blue carbon, so we would critically evaluate these and use improved accounting systems to carry out assessments for priority geographies.

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