Assessing opportunities for blue carbon ecosystems around Western Port
This project will explore the blue carbon opportunities and environmental and socio-economic benefits in the Mornington Peninsula & Western Port Biosphere Reserve.
It will map the former, current, and potential future distribution of blue carbon ecosystems in the area, and in doing so, estimate the opportunity for restoration and creation of blue carbon ecosystems.
Themes and Local Areas
|Primary Theme:||Climate change|
|Other Themes:||Wetlands, Coasts, Marine Environments, Communities|
|Primary Local Area:||Western Port|
|Other Local Areas:|
|Project location:||Western Port|
|Scale of the project:||Landscape|
|New or continuing work:||New project/work|
|Lead organisation:||Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation|
|Key partners:||The Foundation is liaising with potential partner organisations regarding this project.|
|Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:||Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation|
|Opportunities for investors within this project start from:||$$ (Tens of thousands of dollars)|
|Estimated scale of investment for full project implementation:||$$$$ (Millions of dollars)|
|Estimated timeframe for full project implementation:||2-10 years|
Contribution toward targets
|Primary Regional Catchment Strategy target:||Climate Change – Victoria has achieved net zero emissions|
Marine Habitats – The extent and health of the various marine habitat types in Port Phillip Bay and Western Port is retained or improved from 2021 to 2050, including mangrove, seagrass, rocky reef and kelp forests.
|Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:||–|
|Relevant National Landcare Program priority:||Ramsar – Western Port Ramsar site – Ecological character maintained or improved|
Please email the Western Port Biosphere Foundation at email@example.com