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THE CENTRAL AFRICA MANGROVE AND REDD+ WORKSHOP

THE CENTRAL AFRICA MANGROVE AND REDD+ WORKSHOP

UNEP, the University of Douala and Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society (CWCS) jointly organized a workshop on the 4thand5thof December, 2013 at the Institut des Sciences Halieutiques of the University of Douala, Cameroon. The workshop was a follow-up event after the successful completion for a study on “Assessment of carbon pools and multiple benefits of mangrove…

PERSGA Address in COP19 High Level Segment

PERSGA Address in COP19 High Level Segment

PERSGA was one of the few IGOs addressed high level segment of the UNFCCC COP19/CMP9, held during 11-22 November in Warsaw. PERSGA SG stressed the role and importance of coastal and marine environment in the mitigation and adaptation to climate change. As a new convention for climate change is expected to be adopted by COP21,…

The Unique Adaptive Features of The Mangroves

The Unique Adaptive Features of The Mangroves

  The World Atlas of Mangroves second edition is a publication compiled in joint support from ITTO, ISME, FAO, UNESCO-MAB, UNU-INWEH, UNEP-WCMC and The Nature Conservancy that brings together up-to-date mangrove information from all around the world with updated mangrove distribution maps and data. One of the most exciting section of this publication is chapter…

Carbon Management Efforts and Activities UNFCCC Side Event

Carbon Management Efforts and Activities UNFCCC Side Event

Saudi-Arabia and the Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA) are jointly organizing the above side event which will focus on various carbon management efforts, activities and policy options in the GCC and PERSGA regions. These will range from GHG management in the oil sector,…

Mangroves as Resilient Natural Coastal Defences

Mangroves as Resilient Natural Coastal Defences

“The Role of Ecosystems in Disaster Risk Reduction” is a book published by the United Nation University press in 2013, supported by Ecosystem for Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR), IUCN, UNEP, CEM, UNU-EHS (Institute for Environment and Human security). The book generally acknowledges the importance of ecosystems especially to the local communities who depend…

My visit to Mikoko Pamoja at Gazi Bay- south coast of Kenya

My visit to Mikoko Pamoja at Gazi Bay- south coast of Kenya

My name is Anne Nyambane an intern at UNEP working with Marine Ecosystem Unit and an Environmental Scientist from Kenyatta University. I visited Gazi Bay so that I can get information from a community that has benefited directly from mangrove protection. Mikoko Pamoja which means “Mangroves Together” is a project located in the South Coast…

How to describe a complex phenomenon such as carbon sequestration?

How to describe a complex phenomenon such as carbon sequestration?

How to describe a complex phenomenon such as carbon sequestration? And how to show the precious but often invisible and unknown benefits that ecosystem provides to the people?

Blue Carbon Fieldwork: A Volunteer’s Perspective

Blue Carbon Fieldwork: A Volunteer’s Perspective

The temperatures are in the late twenties and we are standing in the middle of a mangrove forest on Bu Tinah Island kilometres off the shore of Abu Dhabi Emirate. As I look around I can see the beams of sunlight illuminating the faces of the worlds leading Blue Carbon scientists, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) marine scientists: experts in their own rights, volunteers from other Abu Dhabi tertiary education centres and that of Blue Carbon specialists from Indonesia and Madagascar who are currently undertaking similar Blue Carbon projects in their own countries.

New Info-graphic released to explain Blue Carbon Ecosystems in Abu Dhabi

New Info-graphic released to explain Blue Carbon Ecosystems in Abu Dhabi

Today a new info-graphic was released in Abu Dhabi as part of the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project, to explain the Blue Carbon Ecosystems in Abu Dhabi and their potential value.

New video tells the story of Blue Carbon in Abu Dhabi

New video tells the story of Blue Carbon in Abu Dhabi

A new video released today tells the story of the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project, which aims to improve our understanding of the other ecosystem services that coastal Blue Carbon ecosystems provide in Abu Dhabi. https://vimeo.com/channels/bluecarbon

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