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RG-T3409 : Regional Blue Carbon Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Mechanism

Project Status: Preparation

The purpose of this Technical Cooperation (TC) is to implement a monitoring verification and reporting (MRV) system for mangrove ecosystems that provides a science-based data platform on the sequestration and release of blue carbon in participant countries. In 2019, the IDB, with support from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), established the "UK Blue Carbon Fund" (the Fund) to finance projects that will help reduce climate change's negative impacts increasing carbon sequestration. The regional MRV is to be used to help monitor the progress of the projects that are to be implemented under the Fund. With this MRV system, the blue carbon projects of the Fund will be able to: (i) Improve the valuation of ecosystem services provided by mangrove ecosystems; (ii) Potentially include blue carbon data in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) schemes, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) programs, UNFCCC National Communications and carbon markets programs; (iii) Utilize an MRV system for results-based payments under a reforestation program. There is a growing trend to support or encourage results-based actions for reforestation, conservation, or reduced deforestation efforts. To effectively participate in or take advantage of these types of efforts, a key element of the results-based payment scheme will be a fully functional MRV.

Project Detail

Project Number
RG-T3409
Project Country
Regional
Project Sector
ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS
Project Subsector
CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION POLICY
Project Type
Technical Cooperation
Environmental and social impact category
C
Project Status
Preparation

Project Information

Total Cost
USD 1,136,000
Country counterpart financing
USD 140,000
Amount
USD 996,000

Preparation

Title
Type
Project Number
Date Published
TC Abstract
RG-T3409
October 01, 2021