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Policy Briefs are summaries of scientific knowledge, usually connected to a current managemental development or political proceeding, that aim to enhance engagement in important Baltic Sea issues. Our Policy Briefs are distributed to their relevant audience and presented by our experts at events.

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Healthy coastal ecosystems are crucial to mitigate climate change

The coastal zones are among the most effective areas on Earth at sequestering carbon from the atmosphere. Treated right, these ecosystems are important corner-stones in climate change mitigation, but if degraded, they instead release large amounts of greenhouse gases, re-enforcing global warming. Urgent action is needed to preserve and restore the Baltic Sea coasts and use these systems to work in favor of the climate – not against it.

Read the policy brief at the webmagazine Baltic Eye: Policy brief: Healthy coastal ecosystems are crucial to mitigate climate change

Read the policy brief as a layouted pdf:  Policy brief: Healthy coastal ecosystems are crucial to mitigate climate change (2741 Kb)

Read the policy brief with references:  Policy brief: Healthy coastal ecosystems are crucial to mitigate climate change (with references) (271 Kb)

 


 

More policy briefs 2021

Adapt herring fisheries to scientific uncertainty
Read the policy brief here

Measures improve the Baltic Sea environment – even in a changing climate
Read the policy brief here

Bottom trawling threatens European marine ecosystems:
Bottom trawling threatens European marine ecosystems (2228 Kb)

Reduce coastal trawling to protect the Baltic herring:
Reduce coastal trawling to protect the Baltic herring (361 Kb)  

Policy Brief: Call for better management of micropollutants in wastewater:
Call for better management of micropollutants in wastewater (1942 Kb)

 

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