Blue Foundations

Blue Foundations

Welcome to the Blue Foundations Hub!

The Blue Foundations Hub provides ocean-related educational resources and training to support international knowledge sharing across the globe.

Blue Carbon Foundations Course

The Blue Carbon Foundations Course equips you with the knowledge and skills to understand blue carbon and its relevance to you. The course covers blue carbon science, policy, economics, and other concepts including livelihoods, adaptation, resilience, and communications.

Blue Carbon Foundations Course

The Blue Carbon Foundations Course equips you with the knowledge and skills to understand blue carbon and its relevance to you. The course covers blue carbon science, policy, economics, and other concepts including livelihoods, adaptation, resilience, and communications.

Course outline

Module 1

Module 1

Introduces the course and the fundamentals of the three key blue carbon ecosystems – mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, and salt marshes.
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Module 2

Module 2

Covers international frameworks, treaties, conventions, and agreements related to blue carbon.
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Module 3

Module 3

Examines national policy approaches to blue carbon and how these can interact with international frameworks.
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Module 4

Module 4

Is technically focused and explores the measuring, reporting, and verification (MRV) of blue carbon projects.
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Module 5

Module 5

Explains climate finance and market approaches to blue carbon.
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Module 6

Module 6

Discusses the outcomes of blue carbon initiatives including sustainable development, climate change adaptation, and positive effects on community livelihoods.
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Module 7

Module 7

Considers how to effectively communicate the concept of blue carbon to others.
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Module 8

Module 8

Describes how to design and develop pilot projects and considers the challenges that can occur.
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Course outline

Module 1 introduces the course and the fundamentals of the three key blue carbon ecosystems – mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, and salt marshes.

Module 2 covers international frameworks, treaties, conventions, and agreements related to blue carbon.

Module 3 examines national policy approaches to blue carbon and how these can interact with international frameworks.

Module 4 is technically focused and explores the measuring, reporting, and verification (MRV) of blue carbon projects.

Module 5 explains climate finance and market approaches to blue carbon.

Module 6 discusses the outcomes of blue carbon initiatives including sustainable development, climate change adaptation, and positive effects on community livelihoods.

Module 7 considers how to effectively communicate the concept of blue carbon to others.

Module 8 describes how to design and develop pilot projects and considers the challenges that can occur.

Module 1 is available to all interested participants upon registration.

Modules 2-8 are available to IPBC partner organisations, Blue Carbon Accelerator Fund participants, and other partner organisations, or by request.

The course is interactive and engaging, equipping you with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to support conservation and restoration of these three critical coastal ecosystems.

Blue Carbon Foundations: Train the Trainer Course

This course is intended to be a supplement to the Blue Carbon Foundations Course, enabling trainers to pass on the knowledge they have gained throughout that course and build capacity within their organisations.

The Blue Carbon Foundations Train the Trainer Course includes four separate modules with a variety of learning materials and activities.

  •  Module 1 – Introduction to Learning
  • Module 2 – Designing Learning
  • Module 3 – Learning Environments
  • Module 4 – Training for Blue Carbon

During this training, participants will develop an understanding of how to teach the Blue Carbon Foundation Course to their colleagues and communities.

About

The Blue Foundations hub is hosted by Blue Praxis Pty Ltd on behalf of the Australian Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.

About

The Blue Foundations hub is hosted by Blue Praxis Pty Ltd on behalf of the Australian Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.