General guidance for completing and submitting the survey

The deadline for submission of the completed questionnaire is Wednesday the 28th of August 2020. A reminder email will be sent out to contracting parties on the 21st  of August.  It will not be possible to consider information received after that date in the analysis and reporting.

This survey seeks to understand the needs of Contracting Parties in relation to the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of coastal blue carbon ecosystems in their territories.

The survey should take about 9 minutes to complete.

It is intended that the information provided in this survey will be shared for the purposes of implementing Resolution XIII.14. The results from the survey will be analysed and information summarized by region.  There will be no attribution to individual countries.


 

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* 1. PART A - INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY

What is your region?

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* 2. How many Ramsar sites are in your country?

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* 3. How many Ramsar sites in your country contain coastal blue carbon ecosystems?

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* 4. PART B – NEEDS FOR COASTAL BLUE CARBON ECOSYSTEMS

Please identify your needs to improve protection, restoration and sustainable management of coastal blue carbon ecosystems in your country (select top 5)

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* 5. PART C – KNOWLEDGE OF COASTAL BLUE CARBON ECOSYSTEMS IN YOUR COUNTRY

Is there awareness in your country, including in government, provincial and community levels of what coastal blue carbon ecosystems are, and their importance?

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* 6. Does your country include coastal blue carbon ecosystems in your Nationally Determined Contributions to implement the Paris Agreement?

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* 7. If you answered Yes to question 6, is this for:

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* 8. If you answered No to question 6, are you considering including coastal blue carbon ecosystems in future pledges under your Nationally Determined Contributions?

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* 9. Has your country mapped coastal wetlands (including mangroves, saltmarshes, and seagrasses)?

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* 10. What proportion of your country’s known coastal blue carbon ecosystems do you estimate are designated as Ramsar sites? (tick the one that applies)

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* 11. What proportion of your country’s known coastal blue carbon ecosystems occur outside of protected areas?

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* 12. What are the top five (5) ecosystem services that your country’s coastal blue carbon ecosystems provide (Tick 5)?

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* 13. Do you have a good understanding of the general condition of your country’s known coastal blue carbon ecosystems (for all blue carbon ecosystems, including Ramsar sites)?

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* 14. Do you have a good understanding of the pressures and threats to your countries known coastal blue carbon ecosystems (for all blue carbon ecosystems, including Ramsar sites)?  

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* 15. Please tick the Top 5 pressures and threats that apply to blue carbon ecosystems in your country:

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* 16. Are your country’s coastal blue carbon ecosystems

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* 17. As relevant, are local and/or indigenous communities involved in the management of your country’s coastal blue carbon ecosystems?

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* 18. If Yes, please describe how local and/ or indigenous groups are involved:

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* 19. Are (some of) your country’s coastal blue carbon ecosystems adjacent to those in other countries?

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* 20. If Yes, do you manage these ecosystems collaboratively with neighbouring Contracting Parties?

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* 21. Are your country’s coastal blue carbon ecosystems managed collaboratively? (tick all that are applicable)

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* 22. PART D - MOVING FORWARD / WRAP UP

What are the main barriers in your country to progressing blue carbon conservation and management activities? (e.g. knowledge, capacity, political priorities)?

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* 23. Are you interested in discussing your questions or needs further with the Secretariat?

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* 24. If Yes, please provide contact details below.

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