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Blue Carbon International Policy Challenge – Marine Scotland

The Blue Carbon International Policy Challenge will make awards of £10,000 available for up to five successful projects that can demonstrate how they will establish policy blueprints for domestic and international action after COP26.

The challenge seeks to bring together private, public and third sector organisations from across the globe to increase our knowledge of blue carbon and identify how to move from research to action.

Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon announced the challenge at the Blue Carbon Conference in Edinburgh – run by the Scottish Blue Carbon Forum (SBCF) in partnership with the University of St Andrews and the Scottish Government.


The Blue Carbon International Policy Challenge will be coordinated by the Scottish Blue Carbon Forum. It will run from January to March 2022.

The announcement was made at the Blue Carbon: Beyond the Inventory Conference, held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Blue Carbon Conference | SBCF with opportunities still available to view online. Bringing together experts from around the world, the Blue Carbon Conference is exploring research on the potential of blue carbon as a nature based solution to climate change and how scientific findings can be used to deliver practical solutions.

The Scottish Blue Carbon Forum was set up by the Scottish Government in 2018.

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