Estuaries, blue carbon and climate change
What feeds our coastline, providing it with nutrients and habitat for juvenile fish? Where do people go to play and swim? The estuary.
In this episode of Let’s Talk Coast, Professor William Glamore from the Water Research Laboratory an engineering school within the University of New South Wales, explains how estuaries are both a fragile but robust environment, and discusses the important work that he and his colleagues have been doing for decades on re-creating intertidal wetlands.
Will talks us through the blue carbon method, a policy document that was recently launched by the Federal Government in early 2022. This policy sets out a method to determine whether a site is suitable to be accredited for blue carbon through tidal restoration in estuaries and wetlands, to produce a financial product called an Australian carbon credit unit.
Will discusses how estuarine and wetland restoration will reduce the impacts of climate change, but stresses the urgency and need to act now.
To find out more about Professor William Glamore, see here.
For more information about tidal restoration through the Blue Carbon Method go to the Clean Energy Regulator website
This episode was recorded on the lands of the Darramuragal or Darug people.
This is an Australian Coastal Society podcast, produced and hosted by Gretchen Miller.
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