The value of carbon sequestration and storage in coastal habitats

The value of carbon sequestration and storage in coastal habitats

Primary Country: United Kingdom
Ecosystem: coast
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) U.S. $1.34 billion estimated sequestration capacity for UK coastal habitat over the period 2000-2060, at 3.5% discount rate, if coastal habitats are maintained at their current extent (b) U.S. $.34 billion estimated sequestration capacity for UK coastal habitat over the period 2000-2060, at3.5% discount rate, if current trends of habitat loss continues.
Methodology: carbon price approach
Region: Europe

Publication information

Beaumont, N.J. Jones, L.Garbutt, A.Hansom, J.D. Toberman, M. “The value of carbon sequestration and storage in coastal habitats” Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 137: 32-40, 2014

Addtional Notes

Four areas of uncertainty exist in these estimates: stocks and sequestration rates, net values, other gases sequestered and emitted, and a satisfactory carbon price.

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