Blue Carbon

This report is produced as an inter-agency collaboration between UNEP, FAO and IOC/ UNESCO, with special invited contribution of Dr. Carlos M. Duarte, Institut Mediter- ráni d’Estudis Avançats, Spain.

Nellemann, C., Corcoran, E., Duarte, C. M., Valdés, L., De Young, C., Fonseca, L., Grimsditch, G. (Eds). 2009. Blue Carbon. A Rapid Response Assessment. United Nations Environment Programme, GRID-Arendal,

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