Blue Carbon A-Z: from small projects to policy development – Latin America

The importance of blue carbon ecosystems is gaining recognition around the world, but guidance for science and policy project developers is highly lacking.  CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, translates to Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center), provides blue carbon scientific and political advising services on carbon stock inventories, livelihoods and vulnerability, assessment of land-use dynamics and associated emissions, and policy development throughout Central and South America.

CATIE currently collaborates with Conservation International, USAID, IUCN, MiAmbiente+ (Ministry of the Environment - Honduras), MARN (Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources - El Salvador), and the University of El Salvador on their current  suite of projects in Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras and El Salvador. 

For more information, contact Dr. Miguel Cifuentes Jara at CATIE (