The International Partnership for Blue Carbon (IPBC) connects government agencies with non-governmental organisations, intergovernmental organisations and research institutions from around the world enabling knowledge exchange and building global collaborations on blue carbon.
The Partnership was launched at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Paris in 2015 by nine founding Partners and has grown to over fifty members.
Partners share a vision to protect, restore and sustainably manage global blue carbon ecosystems, contributing to climate change mitigation, adaptation, biodiversity, ocean economies and livelihoods of coastal communities.
The Partnership provides an open forum for partners to connect, share and collaborate to build solutions, take action, and benefit from the experience and expertise of the global community.
Partnership activities contribute to three goals:
- Increased international commitments to protect coastal blue carbon ecosystems
- Improved national policies to conserve, protect and restore coastal blue carbon ecosystems
- Accelerated on-the-ground implementation of blue carbon conservation, protection and restoration activities.
The IPBC is coordinated by the department with the support of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO).
How to become a Partner
Partners benefit from being directly connected with the broad skill set of blue carbon practitioner groups. This enables partners to gain insights into the latest blue carbon science and international policy developments and creates opportunities for collaborative action.
More information about the IPBC, including the full list of Partners is available from the IPBC website.
If you are interested in joining the Partnership or have any questions, please contact the Coordinator Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming international funding opportunity
The Blue Carbon Accelerator Fund (BCAF), established by Australia and the IUCN, supports the development of blue carbon restoration and conservation projects in countries outside Australia, and helps pave the way for private sector finance.