Blue natural capital projects aim to protect, restore and enhance natural ecosystems to better support climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts whilst conserving biodiversity and other vital coastal and marine natural resources.
Blue natural capital projects need to be robust and pass investment hurdles. This can be achieved by integrating complementary investment components, forming tight synergies to facilitate the creation of resilient coasts.
Coastal ecosystem services
1. Nature-based solutions and ecosystem-centered sustainable business operations linking coastal ecosystem restoration and conservation to climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as sustainable resource management and use.
2. Modern data systems & marine technology supporting nature-based solutions (communication, planning and monitoring) and sustainable livelihoods (i.e. through availability of wireless networks).
3. Small-scale renewable energy and clean water solutions in coastal zones as new business and livelihood opportunities to reduce pressure on coastal ecosystems.