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Blue Carbon Community of Practice

Making connections, sharing knowledge and sparking collaboration

To understand, manage and protect blue carbon ecosystems, we need an inclusive and effective community of practice — one that welcomes governments, individuals and organizations working on blue carbon from coast to coast to coast. Launched in 2021, WWF-Canada continues to convene and grow a national blue carbon community of practice.

If you work on blue carbon and would like to join the community of practice, please contact us at [email protected].

Coastal Blue Carbon in Canada: State of Knowledge

Working with the blue carbon community of practice — convened by WWF-Canada — we produced the first-ever collaborative report on the status of blue carbon across Canada. The report, Coastal Blue Carbon in Canada: State of Knowledge, was authored by over 30 experts from academia, NGOs, government and other sectors. It covers topics including coastal ecosystems, blue carbon financing, Aboriginal and Indigenous Law, and policy and legislation, among others.


Workshop Summary Reports

A growing number of individuals and organizations are working on research, restoration, conservation and policy related to blue carbon ecosystems in Canada. To build a community of practice and identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for collaboration, WWF-Canada hosted a five-part virtual workshop series in 2021. Check out the summary reports below: