Western Port Biosphere Blue Carbon

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

Project partners

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

Investment opportunities

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

More information

Please email the Western Port Biosphere Foundation at pso@biosphere.org.au