|Title||Special Interest Webinars|
|Code||SIW CLIMATE 18765|
|Date||08 Dec 2021|
|SIW Climate||FREE||Book now|
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Climate and Blue Carbon
With Jules Agate & Kate Whitton
Jules and Kate are the Volunteer and Community Engagement Managers for the Marine Conservation Society in SW and SE England, respectively. We love the ocean, our jobs and connecting with the people we work with as volunteers, project partners and community members.
Our work on seagrass as part of the large, ambitious multi-partner ‘Remedies’ project in Southern England, funded by the EU, is especially interesting as it is complex and we need the help of users of the sea and wider communities to succeed. Until recently, not much was known about seagrass and other ‘Blue Carbon’ habitats outside of academic marine biology circles. As countries look to reduce climate de-stabilising emissions, and strive for net zero, soaking up greenhouse gases by restoring natural habitats that lock up carbon is becoming more interesting to a much wider audience. Seagrass provides important habitat in the ocean for many species and can help to combat the biodiversity crisis too. It affects and is affected by climate change and provides us with other services we don’t see, and probably take for granted. We’ll be looking at what threats there are to seagrass, what we are doing about protecting and restoring it and how you can help.