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Coastal Blue Carbon Reports and Articles

Methodology for Tidal Wetland and Seagrass Restoration, v1.0
The Verified Carbon Standard and Restore America's Estuaries

Coastal Blue Carbon in Practice: A Manual for Using the VCS Methodology for Tidal Wetland and Seagrass Restoration
Restore America's Estuaries and Silvestrum

Tampa Bay Blue Carbon Assessment: Summary of Findings
Restore America’s Estuaries

Coastal Blue Carbon Opportunity Assessment for the Snohomish Estuary: The Climate Benefits of Estuary Restoration
Restore America’s Estuaries

Coastal Blue Carbon: methods for assessing carbon stocks and emissions factors in mangroves, tidal salt marshes, and seagrass meadows
The Blue Carbon Initiative

Green Payments for Blue Carbon: Economic Incentives for Protecting Threatened Coastal Habitats
Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

State of the Science of Coastal Blue Carbon: A Summary for Policy Makers
Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Capturing and Conserving Natural Coastal Carbon: Building Mitigation, Advancing Adaptation 
World Bank, IUCN, ESA PWA

Mitigating Climate Change through Restoration and Management of Coastal Wetlands and Near-shore Marine Ecosystems: Challenges and Opportunities
World Bank, IUCN, ESA PWA

The Management of Natural Coastal Carbon Sinks
IUCN, WCPA, Natural England, the Lighthouse Foundation, UNEP

Blue Carbon: The Role of Healthy Oceans in Binding Carbon—A Rapid Response Assessment

Findings of the National Blue Ribbon Panel on the Development of a Greenhouse Gas Offset Protocol for Tidal Wetlands Restoration and Management: Action Plan to Guide Protocol Development
Restore America’s Estuaries

Grasses and Gases: Wetlands and Climate Change
Environmental Law Institute

Coastal Blue Carbon Scientific Articles

The papers below have authors affiliated with NOAA. These peer-reviewed articles provide a snapshop—not an exhaustive list—of the scientific literature on blue carbon.

Howard, J., Sutton-Grier, A., Ariana, Herr, D., Kleypas J., Landis, E., McLoad, E., Pidgeon, E., and S. Simpson. 2016. Clarifying the role of coastal and marine systems in climate mitigation. Front Ecol Environ 2017; 1–9. 10.1002/fee.1451 DOI

Sutton-Grier, A.E. and A. Moore. 2016. Leveraging Carbon Services of Coastal Ecosystems for Habitat Protection and Restoration. Coastal Management.44(3):259-277. DOI

Wylie, L., Sutton-Grier, A.E. and A. Moore. 2016. Keys to successful blue carbon projects: Lessons learned from global case studies. Marine Policy. 65:76-84. DOI

Davis, J.L., Currin, C.A., O’Brien, C., Raffenburg C. and A. Davis. 2015.  Living Shorelines: Coastal Resilience with a Blue Carbon Benefit. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0142595. DOI

Sutton-Grier, A.E., Moore, A.K., Wiley, P.C., and P.E.T. Edwards. 2014. Incorporating ecosystem services into the implementation of existing U.S. natural resource management regulations: The case for carbon sequestration and storage. Marine Policy. 43:246-253. DOI

Pendleton, L.H., Sutton-Grier, A.E.,  Gordon, D.R.,  Murray, B.C.,  Victor, B.E.,  Griffis, R.B.,  Lechuga, J.A.V.  and C. Giri. 2013. Considering “Coastal Carbon” in Existing U.S. Federal Statutes and Policies. Coastal Management. 41:439-456. DOI