A Global Perspective on Blue Forests
Blue Forest Week 2021
The Norwegian Blue Forests Network held the 2nd annual Blue Forest Week from November 16th to 18th in 2021.
Healthy blue forests, including kelp and seagrass ecosystems, support important nature-based solutions to the climate and environmental crisis. They are also vital to a sustainable ocean economy. Yet these invaluable ecosystems are declining within Norway and across the globe.
To examine how we can reverse these trends, the theme of Blue Forest Week 2021 was SOLUTIONS. The conference addressed two key questions: What is currently being done to protect and restore blue forests? And, how can these efforts be scaled and replicated?