Carbon in Argopecten purpuratus shells cultivated in Peru and its role in climate change mitigation
Keywords:climate change, climate change mitigation, CO2, carbon biomineralization, carbon sequestration
Among other causes, the climate change experienced by the Earth is the result of an excessive increase in CO2 levels in the atmosphere, and the prognoses for humanity are very concerning. In response, countries worldwide are committed to two major strategies: 1) Adaptation, aimed at adjusting to the new climate scenario, and 2) Mitigation, aimed at addressing the root of the problem by reducing CO2 emissions and increasing carbon sequestration. This document shows how the industrial cultivation of Argopecten purpuratus in Peru can contribute to climate change mitigation and how incorporating it into the voluntary carbon market constitutes a valuable opportunity.