Blue Carbon Discussion at 2018 Blue Carbon Summit

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  • The Head of Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) Satryo S. Brodjonegoro is seen delivering a speech at the Blue Carbon Summit, 17th July 2018. Credit: Tempo/M. Abi

    The Head of Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) Satryo S. Brodjonegoro is seen delivering a speech at the Blue Carbon Summit, 17th July 2018. Credit: Tempo/M. Abi

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) along with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) established Blue Carbon Summit on July 17-18, 2018 at National Library of Indonesia, Central Jakarta.

    The summit was aimed at facilitating dialogues with related stakeholders in light of blue carbon, facilitating science community to identify domestic and global issues that hinder the development of blue carbon, and managing the blue carbon in Indonesia prior to the upcoming event COP24 at Polandia on December 2018.

    “Hopefully, there will be an economic strategy that based on Indonesian maritime,” said AIPI head Satryo S. Brodjonegoro in his welcoming speech.

    The blue carbon is the carbon that captured and stored in coastal ecosystems such as mangrove forests, seagrass meadows or intertidal saltmarshes. The carbon has blue color because it was created beneath the waters.

    The blue carbon was said as an important element as its ecosystem effectively absorbs carbon. It was a vital role to meet national or global target regarding the world's climate.

    In addition to scientists, Maritime Coordinating Minister Luhut B. Panjaitan and National Development Planning Minister Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro attended the Blue Carbon Summit.

    MUHAMMAD ABI MULYA