POLICY BRIEF N°8 - THE UNDERESTIMATED VALUE OF SEAGRASS IN CLIMATE MITIGATION, CLIMATE ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE
- Category: News
- Published: Monday, 12 December 2022 11:22
- Written by Pascaline Gaborit
Did you know that seagrasses reduce the incidence of pathogenic marine bacteria in seawater by 50%, hence participating to disease control? And this is only one of the many benefits provided by seagrass beds! Broadly, they participate to climate mitigation, climate adaptation, enhanced resilience and many other societal benefits.
They are widely threatened by human activities, on land and sea, as well as by climate change.
What can be done to tackle this threat?
This policy brief is aiming at highlighting the essential role of seagrass beds, the threat they face as well as the potential solutions to tackle this threat, notably through the example of the LIFE Adapt'Island project in Guadeloupe.
Click here to discover this policy brief!