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Scientists, policymakers speak up at Blue Carbon Summit

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 18 2018   /  12:14 am

Indonesian researchers and environmentalists are set to look for ways to mainstream the blue carbon issue at the national level as a way to mitigate climate change in the country and beyond.

They have gathered at the international scientific conference Blue Carbon Summit held on Tuesday and Wednesday at the National Library of Indonesia in Jakarta. The summit was organized by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) in partnership with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

The summit is intended to become a place for dialogue between representatives of relevant institutions who share concerns over the blue carbon issue. The summit is the first international scientific conference focusing on blue carbon to be initiated by the AIPI.

The main focus of the event was blue carbon, a term which is increasingly gaining attention in the science community, a...