in support of UN Paris Climate Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals
RAPID RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE
The most urgent need is to reduce CO2 climate gases accumulated in the atmosphere. Restoring lost mangrove forests is the most cost-effective method, nature`s own solution tested for millions of years. By 2021, over 20,5 million high-value mangrove trees are in healthy growth, capturing and storing CO2 climate gases 5 times more than terrestrial trees.
WIF cooperates with private and public partners in cost-effective offsets of carbon footprints. Our specialty is mangrove restoration and conservation with livelihoods and sustainable community development.
WIF has since 1979 pioneered 620 sustainable development projects in 26 countries.
WHY BLUE CARBON?
Restoring lost mangrove forests is a practical, meaningful contribution in strengthening nature’s own methods for climate balance, tested over thousands of years. Planting miracle mangrove trees is more than a vision, it is a celebration for life on Earth. Believing in a livable future is more than a dream, it is a commitment to our global village.
Dr. Arne Fjørtoft
Secretary General & Founder WIF, In consultative status with the United Nations
According to internationally accepted VCS methodology, each tree mitigates a minimum of 500 kg CO2 over 20 years.
How we spend your contribution:
- 67 % for tree-planting and monitoring
- 25 % for sustainable development/poverty reduction
- 8 % for administration and reporting
By using Open Forest satellite pictures, supporters will be able to observe their trees via registered polygons.
An annual audit report will be available for supporters
Mangrove Restoration & Conservation
The project started in 2012 and is based on three years of research on the restoration of mangrove in all coastal areas as a protective shield against the effects of climate change as well as the increased production of sea food. In addition, mangrove as an effective mitigating factor for Green House Gases was also studied.
62% of the population in the communities are below UN´s poverty index. Our aim is to increase earnings with over 100% during the next 5 years by focusing on livelihoods and generating income as part of the mangrove restoration in adaptation to climate change.
Bio-diversity is not only to uphold existing flora and fauna, but also to enrich the environment with additional value such as establishing the first mangrove gene bank with 64 species of mangroves and related species. We are also protecting endangered species with focus on elephants, dugongs and sea turtles in the park area.
Margot Wallstrom Minister of Foreign Affairs
Sweden & Former Chairperson Worldview International Foundation
“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”.
Secretary General of the United Nations
Kofi A. Annan
Freedom of press ensures the freedom of the people. Worldview and its subsidiary Young Asia Television are together a vehicle of peace and international understanding.
This is an example of how a media organization contributes towards the preservation and enhancement of democracy.
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.