Blue Carbon may be the next big thing

| Emily Cerf |

In the lush mangroves of Cispatá, Colombia, where Carribean waters meet tangles of twisted tree roots, a first-of-its-kind conservation project is now underway. Coastal ecosystems like Cispatá can sequester massive amounts of carbon—up to 10 times more than tree-filled forests. That’s why a whole team of organizations has come together to orchestrate the “sale” of the mangrove’s preservation as a form of new, “blue” carbon credits. These above- and below-ground carbon stores will soon be sold as Verified Carbon Units (VCU’s) on the global market.