Korean companies are the first to sign up for large mangrove restoration planting
While 29,000 participants at COP 25 in Madrid discussing climate change, CEOs from 12 Korean companies have planted mangrove trees in Worldview Climate Park in Myanmar to offset their travel carbon footprint. This supports large-scale mangrove restoration and conservation projects with the capacity to mitigate over 700 million tons CO2 climate gases.
The project aims at maximizing carbon mitigation with up to 5 times more CO2 than from terrestrial trees. The project also includes conservation of seagrass meadows and coral reefs for blue carbon benefits. The mangrove restoration project will in addition protect communities with 20 million people from cyclones and other extreme weather, as well as life bearing ecosystem services and up to 50% more sea food after the restoration of the forest.
Korean companies are the first to sign up for large mangrove restoration planting in the available 700,000 Ha area. The project is implemented by Worldview International Foundation (WIF) in cooperation with coastal communities, regional and local institutions, and Myanmar Forest Department in support of the Paris Climate Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Solutions are readily available in restoring nature`s own capacity to mitigate climate gases. This can be done at a fraction of the price compared to technical methods. There is no need to waste time with endless discussions. Immediate action is needed and possible, says Dr. Arne Fjortoft, Secretary-General of WIF.