Case Study: South Australia's Blue Carbon Strategy
South Australia’s Blue Carbon Strategy 2020-2025 establishes a state-wide, evidence-based program of projects and research geared towards blue carbon ecosystem protection and restoration.
- investigating finance mechanisms including carbon markets for coastal restoration activities, recognising that land-based carbon sequestration projects are eligible under the ERF, with established methods to calculate carbon benefits.
- Funding research to quantify blue carbon projects and co-benefits
- Funding for blue carbon demonstration projects, and
- Providing stronger protection for blue carbon ecosystems in planning frameworks