Do protected areas reduce blue carbon emissions? A quasi-experimental evaluation of mangroves in Indonesia

Do protected areas reduce blue carbon emissions? A quasi-experimental evaluation of mangroves in Indonesia

Primary Country: Indonesia
Ecosystem: mangrove
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) The avoided emissions of approximately 13 million metric tons of blue carbon from years 2000 to 2010 yields social welfare benefits of $540 million. This value is determined by monetizing the carbon value via the social cost of carbon, or $41 per ton of CO2e.
Region: Asia
Data source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800915003419

Publication information

Miteva, D.A. B.C. MurrayS.K. Pattanayak “Do protected areas reduce blue carbon emissions? A quasi-experimental evaluation of mangroves in Indonesia” Ecological Economics 119: 127-135., 2015

Addtional Notes

Results show that marine protected areas reduce mangrove loss, between years 2000 and 2010, by 14,100 ha that translates to avoided blue carbon emissions of about 13 million metric tons. Study found no evidence that species management protected areas stalled the loss of mangroves.

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