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Ocean-based Carbon Markets Australia and New Zealand – webinar, 28 March 2022

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Blue Economy CRC, Media Release, 15 March 2022

Webinar, Monday 28 March, 4-5pm (AEDT)

Researchers, Investors, Project Developers and industry participants all play an important role to scale up ocean carbon project development that will bring new innovation to enable large scale emissions reduction, plus many co-benefits such as biodiversity and jobs.

Seaweed at Honeymoon Bay in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Australia’s and New Zealand’s blue economy participants are clearly well-placed to take advantage of their access to the natural capital of the ocean in the immature but emerging global Ocean-based carbon markets.

Growing awareness of ocean-based and ocean-derived negative emissions technologies and associated potential project developments, could benefit blue economy stakeholders, coastal communities with jobs and skills plus other co-benefits. These will help address the direct physical impacts of climate change, while claiming the trillions of dollars of investment opportunities available now and reducing barriers to trade as lower emissions economies.

The reports produced for this study are intended for a broad audience, and to help describe an evolving opportunity with a variety of opinions and levels of complexity. Its goal is the identification of active and potential participants/ stakeholders and their involvement in the space of blue and ocean carbon. The reports are intended to support stakeholders to navigate their near and longer-term decision making and participation opportunities.

Presentation 1: Key insights from the BE CRC report: Ocean-based Carbon Markets Australia and New Zealand
Presented by: Marni Oaten, Managing Director, OCT Emissions Solutions

Presentation 2: A bird’s eye view of the global Carbon cycle – identifying opportunities for blue/ocean carbon
Presented by: Professor Dr Sebastian Leuzinger, Auckland University of Technology

Presentation 3:Investment landscape for Ocean/Blue Carbon project development
Presented by: Alpa Bhattacharjee, Head of Corporate Sustainability at HSBC Bank Australia

Our key speakers will each present a short presentation of their findings followed by 15min Q&A.

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