Oregon’s Blue Carbon Policy: Where we are and what’s next


Oregon recently positioned itself as a national and international leader on blue carbon when the Oregon Global Warming Commission adopted the first ever Natural and Working Lands Proposal that specifically recommended incorporating blue carbon into the state’s climate goals and strategies. Many people and groups in Oregon had asked the Commission to go big on blue carbon and the Pew Charitable Trusts played a key role in bringing scientists and data analysts together to inform the blue carbon elements of the proposal.

But what is blue carbon anyway? What did the Oregon Global Warming Commission just recommend? What does it mean? And what’s next?
In this talk Pew will start to address these questions, foster discussion about how to get involved, and tease out some emerging research to broaden the blue carbon conversation.


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