Check out this video from The Pew Charitable Trust about Charleston's flood reduction program, including their efforts to include natural/nature-based solutions.
This is the type of large scale green infrastructure program SAGE loves to promote!
SAGE encourages mangrove restoration and planting to increase coastal resiliency, but it turns out that mangroves are really good at carbon sequestration - yet another reason to protect and encourage mangrove growth on our coasts!
Mangroves optimized: How to make coastal habitats sequester even more carbon
by Brandon Keim | May 3, 2017
"Of all the carbon buried in the floors of Earth’s oceans, most of it is found in the narrow strip of tidal marshes, seagrass beds, and mangroves along their edge. Known as blue carbon ecosystems, these vegetated coastal habitats “occupy only 0.2% of the ocean surface, yet contribute 50% of the total amount of carbon buried in marine sediments,” write researchers, led by Deakin University ecologist Peter Macreadie, in the journal Frontiers in Ecology in the Environment." For the rest of the article click here.
A new article has just been published that SAGE members should definitely read because it covers a lot of the topics we are discussing and trying to cover in our own work using the SAGE resiliency gradient.
The Effectiveness, Costs and Coastal Protection Benefits of Natural and Nature-Based Defences -