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Blue Carbon Ecosystems for Regenerative Tourism

Blue Carbon Ecosystems for Regenerative Tourism

Side-Event at Forum Oceano on the occasion of UN Ocean Conference


Tuesday 28th June,  11:00 – 11:45 AM

Main Stage of Forum Oceano at Pavillion de Portugal, Covered Plaza;

Cais Português, 1990-221 Lisboa




The side-event is organized by NOAH Regen and UNWTO in collaboration with Forum Oceano and will explore innovative solutions to accelerate the transformation towards regenerative tourism through the protection of blue carbon ecosystems.

Blue carbon ecosystems such as mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses have a remarkable sequestration potential. These coastal and marine ecosystems are closely connected to tourism:  Approximately 80% of global tourism takes place in coastal destinations; Tourism represents 40% of the blue economy. At the same time, coastal ecosystems are impacted by tourism development.

As the tourism sector embraces more low carbon operations, investments in blue carbon markets can support mitigating residual emissions, while unlocking opportunities and finance to further support conservation, creating a virtuous circle for tourism destinations and leading the way to Net Zero.

The side-event will be anchored on the Paris Agreement Article 6 “Rulebook” on international climate markets.




  • Ms. Zoritsa Urosevic, Executive Director, UNWTO
  • Mr. Miguel Naranjo, Programme Officer, UNFCCC (on line)
  • Mr. Frederic Degret, CEO, NOAH Regen
  • Mr. Michael Mathres, Founder & Director, Fund Nature
  • Ms. Megan Morikawa, Global Sustainability Director, Iberostar Group
  • Ms. Amanda Ho, CEO & Founder, Regenerative Travel

More information available here.

Published on June 27, 2022

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Event start date
12:00 pm
Event end date
12:45 pm

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