MREM student and WWF intern Anna Murphy recently published her research on blue carbon management by municipalities with the new journal Nature Based Solutions, titled, “Whose carbon is it?” Understanding Municipalities Role in Blue Carbon Ecosystems Management in Canada. As an incentive offered by this new journal, this paper is Open Access. Anna interviewed dozens of municipal planners across Canada and found that blue carbon is not seen as their jurisdiction, and that when it is managed it’s done for co-benefits other than the carbon sequestration benefits, such as habitat protection and biodiversity.

Reasons for management of 'blue carbon' ecosystems in Canadian coastal municipalities, according to Murphy et al., (2023)