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Saltmarsh Carbon Code project

The IUCN National Committee UK is one of the partners in a consortium of organisations to develop and pilot a UK Saltmarsh Carbon Code. Working with IUCN Members the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and RSPB, the project is coordinated by the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, with social enterprise, university and private sector consultancy input. More information is available here.

You can also access the synthesis report ‘Saltmarsh Blue Carbon in UK and NW Europe – evidence synthesis for a UK Saltmarsh Carbon Code’, below.

The project is funded through the Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund (NEIRF) and runs from October 2021 – September 2022. The IUCN National Committee UK has been contracted to facilitate a workshop event as part of the project’s programme. 

The first UK Saltmarsh Day – exploring the Saltmarsh Carbon Code – webinar took place on the 15th November 2022 (programme and speaker biographies below) and was well attended by at least 179 participants. A recording of the morning session is available here (passcode: Q4&?Tmy0). See below for some of the presentations:

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