Blue Carbon captured by the world’s oceans, representing more than 55% of the green carbon (captured by plants). The carbon captured by living organisms in oceans is stored in the form of sediments from mangroves, salt marshes and seagrasses. It does not remain stored for decades or centuries (like for example rainforests), but rather for millennia.
The mighty Ocean is the cradle of life on our Blue Planet. It is our lifeline at a time of climate emergency.
The Ocean is the most effective carbon climate mitigator, circulating 83% of global carbon. Its algae production and mangrove shorelines are vital for its contribution to climate restoration and conservation, production of seaweed, conservation of seagrass and coral reefs, and production of kelp, which are all practical solutions with the highest effect on mitigation, as well as maintaining biodiversity and promoting life-bearing ecosystem services. These project activities generate substantial value for financing and carbon income. The carbon market is expanding and interest in high-value blue carbon is fast increasing.
“Global Warming is the biggest challenge in human history. We can win this battle with support from everyone concerned. I have visited Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in Myanmar and experienced an effective process with local and global impact."
Explorer and author
(First Vice President of Worldview International Foundation)
“Worldview aims to work for better understanding between developed and developing nations. Both words have something to give each other”.
We appreciate the difficult and complicated work that Worldview International has completed in order to bring this high value, carbon emission reduction project to fruition. To undertake a project of this scope, to involve the community in the way that it has done, to complete the necessary validation, monitoring and verification required in a remote area such as this is truly Herculean. We are proud to work with Worldview and to offer this incredible project to our clients.
Former head of UN Environment
Under-Secretary General United Nations
The Climate Conference in Paris in December 2015 gave hope for the future. In order to keep temperature under 2 degrees C, there is an urgent need for immediate action. In addition to reducing emissions, mitigating CO2 already in the atmosphere is equally important. Protecting the world’s rain forests and restore lost mangrove forests are essential in reaching the desired goals. One of the countries with the greatest need for mangrove restoration is Myanmar. Worldview International Foundation’s pioneering project “Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park” with 2,5 million new trees and millions more to come, is an example of practical solutions to the biggest challenge in our time.
Arne’s enthusiasm made me realize that we all can contribute positively to climate change. To work with people who are eager to see fast results is key with the challenges we face. The park has a wonderful feeling of optimism, the people working there understand how their contribution helps their local community and the world. The climate park’s documentation showcases how efficient nature is in capturing and storing carbon. It also reminds us how about quickly we can help restore what we have damaged.