UNEP’s Blue Carbon Initiative aims to develop a global partnership to advance the sound
management of coastal and marine ecosystems in order to ensure that their carbon
sequestration and storage functions are maintained, and emissions of greenhouse gases are
avoided. The initiative aims at achieving the following overall targets by 2025: Reversing the current trend of the degradation of marine and coastal habitats and maintaining the amount of carbon sequestration; Significantly increasing the area of Blue Carbon ecosystems under effective ecosystem-based management; and Mobilising US$40 million for protecting and rehabilitating coastal and marine habitats, thus enhancing their capacity for carbon storage and sequestration.