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Some countries donate blue carbon

Climate change mitigation and adaptation, including through nature-based measures, are urgently needed. Now mapping and valuation of global vegetated coastal and marine blue carbon ecosystems shows how interlinked countries are when dealing with climate change.

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Fig. 1: Blue carbon ecosystems.


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Luisetti, T. Some countries donate blue carbon. Nat. Clim. Chang. 11, 647–648 (2021).

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