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NOAA’s Blue Carbon Inventory Project Highlighted in White House Progress Report on the First-Ever Ocean Climate Action Plan

group picture from workshop in Ghana

On April 17th, the White House released a one year progress report on accomplishments under the United States’ first-ever Ocean Climate Action Plan (OCAP). This report showcases U.S. federal agencies’ implementation of the OCAP’s actions, demonstrating U.S. leadership in taking on the threat of climate change, caring for our environment, and securing the economic and ecological sustainability of the ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes for generations to come.

The NOAA Blue Carbon Inventory (BCI) Project, a Department of State funded, multi-agency project led by NOAA’s Climate Program Office’s Adaptation Sciences program, in partnership with NOAA’s Marine Protected Areas Center, was highlighted in the report on page 13. More specifically, the report highlighted the project’s international collaboration and mentioned the two capacity building workshops in Accra, Ghana, which took place in October and November 2023. These workshops were especially critical given Vice President Harris’ plans for assistance on blue carbon during her trip to West Africa.

The NOAA BCI Project supports partner countries’ efforts to include coastal wetlands in their greenhouse gas accounting and enhance the management of these critical ecosystems. 

Learn more about the NOAA BCI Project »

For more information, contact Amanda Catron.

Image credit: Jillian Neuberger

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