The Fair Carbon Team is excited to participate in COP27
Sharm El-Sheikh Egypt 2022. Our experts in marine policy, business leadership, and coastal ecosystems will be supporting actions to develop blue carbon markets and policies based in inclusivity, science, and social justice.



The Fair Carbon team will be appearing at the following events:



Tuesday 8th November 13.00-13.55:

Building Resilience in Blue Carbon Ecosystems for Coastal Communities

Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion (Delegate pass required)


The Commonwealth Blue Charter’s Ocean and Climate Change Action Group OCCAG), championed by Fiji, and the Mangrove Ecosystems and Livelihoods Action Group (MELAG), championed by Sri Lanka, invite you to a panel discussion on approaches to mangrove restoration, local community engagement and innovative financing.

Mangroves play a central role in coastal ecosystems, with greenhouse gas absorption between three and four times higher than that of tropical upland forests. This event will provide an overview of the science and policy adopted by different nations for better mangrove management, and will showcase case studies from across the Commonwealth.

Panellists will also discuss opportunities for Commonwealth countries to build the resilience of mangrove ecosystems.




Rizvi Hassen
Ocean Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka
Izhaar Ali
Climate Change & Int Cooperation Division, Ministry of Economy, Fiji
Elizabeth Francis
Lead Project Developer,
Fair Carbon
Dan Crockett
Development Director, Blue Marine Foundation
Josheena Naggea
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Centre for Ocean Solution
Heidi Prislan (moderator)
Adviser, Commonwealth Blue Charter





Friday 11th November 16.00

The Ocean x Climate Summit :
The Future of Blue Carbon Roundtable

Park Regency Hotel, Grand Ballroom (No pass needed but requires registration)




Blue Carbon is a key topic at this COP. This discussion will pull together the main issues and provide clarity on what needs to be done to unlock the potential of Blue Carbon.






John Vermilye
Fair Carbon (Moderator)
Dr. Whitney Johnston
Director of Ocean Sustainability, Salesforce
Josheena Naggea
André Hoffmann Ocean Innovation Fellow, World Economic Forum, Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions
Nicholas Hardman‑Mountford
Adviser and Head, Ocean Governance and Natural Resource Management, The Commonwealth