How much will it cost?
Delivering this plan for blue carbon and marine conservation is estimated to cost $12.5m, including
- $2m to map WA’s blue carbon opportunities
- $500,000 additional Department Resources to lead the Blue Carbon strategy and the new unit
- $3m for collaborative science partnerships with Indigenous land managers and Traditional Owners and to support Aboriginal Ranger programs working with blue carbon.
- $3m as seed capital for the establishment of a WA Blue carbon research institute.
- $4m to protect and manage blue carbon ecosystems in new and existing marine protected areas, to revise management of activities that impact blue carbon and to establish a Blue carbon Environmental Protection Policy.