Local and international partnerships
The Scottish Blue Carbon Forum is engaged in partnerships across the UK and internationally to support knowledge exchange, build capacity and to develop blue carbon research. Scottish Government recently launched the Blue Carbon International Policy Challenge, which is enabling international collaboration and partnerships that address policy-relevant blue carbon questions.
Solway Firth Partnership is an independent charity that works to support a vibrant and sustainable local economy while respecting, protecting and celebrating the distinctive character, heritage and natural features of our marine and coastal area. The Scottish Blue Carbon Forum supports the Solway Firth Partnership in its project to restore, expand and reintroduce coastal and intertidal habitat in the Solway Firth. The Scottish Blue Carbon Forum will offer support to the Solway Firth Partnership in its project through advice on blue carbon, and access to the forum’s wide expertise and research.
The International Partnership for Blue Carbon (IPBC) connects government agencies with non-governmental organisations, intergovernmental organisations and research institutions globally, with a joint vision to protect, sustainably manage and restore global coastal blue carbon ecosystems contributing to climate change mitigation, adaptation, biodiversity, ocean economies and livelihoods of coastal communities. Illustrating a new partnership with the IPBC and international leadership on blue carbon, the Blue Carbon International Policy Challenge was launched. This will be led by the Scottish Blue Carbon Forum and provide seed funding for up to five blue carbon policy challenge projects in 2022.