Blue Carbon

Enabling decarbonization and prosperous communities


We bring our deep understanding of blue carbon as an effective decarbonization route, through scientific research, design and implementation of wetland restoration schemes, and key stakeholder relationships, to enable both positive environmental impacts and access to alternative funding.

We have over 25 years of experience in habitat restoration, such as managed realignment schemes, where we have been involved in all aspects of these schemes’ development ­from identifying suitable sites, designing the schemes, and monitoring them through construction.

Nature's helping hand: Blue Carbon

Aerial view of wetlands

In this article, Doug Huxley, Principal Technologist and Practice Leader for Climate Change and Carbon Manager, discusses how blue carbon provides a substantial yet unrealized nature-based opportunity for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction.

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Jacobs is at the forefront of blue carbon solutions globally and in the U.K.

  • Louisiana wetlands

    Jacobs developed the world’s first carbon code for coastal wetlands in 2014 and offers extensive experience with coastal ecosystems restoration and climate change adaption and mitigation.

  • U.K. saltmarshes

    We are helping develop the U.K. Saltmarsh Carbon Code supported by the U.K. Government’s new Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund (NEIRF) as part of a distinguished team led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH).

  • Estuary

    Jacobs is part of the U.K.’s Blue Recovery Leaders Group , which aims to create 100,000 hectares of healthy wetlands across the U.K. to help fight the interlinked crises of biodiversity loss, climate change and human well-being.

  • Saltmarshes

    Jacobs is involved with leading university researchers measuring the carbon accumulation on restored saltmarshes.

  • 1.5 K+

    hectares (3,700 acres) of habitat delivered to date on Jacobs projects

  • 60 +

    Jacobs projects in the U.K. are connected with saltmarsh restoration

  • 50 +

    U.K. estuaries spanned by our projects

  • 5

    of the U.K's largest managed realignment schemes involved Jacobs' support

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