Marine Scotland asked ClimateXChange to provide a short brief about Blue Carbon. Blue Carbon refers to the ability of coastal ecosystems, including sea grasses and kelp, to absorb and store carbon – in the same way as forests do on land.
The enquiry asked for a brief covering:
- the current scientific knowledge in Scotland or the rest of the UK (including any on-going research);
- the scientific possibility on any action that could be taken.
ClimateXChange commissioned the brief from The Scottish Association for Marine Science. It has given officials the background they need to consider this emerging issue.