In answer to the call by the United Nations to provide innovative solutions to address the climate change challenge and prevent global biodiversity loss, a new report has been produced on the potential of marine vertebrates to fill this void. The report, jointly produced by GRID-Arendal, a collaborating center with UNEP, and Blue Climate Solutions,…
The latest video as part of the extensive communications and outreach strategy of the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration project has just been released on Vimeo.com.
After one year of intense work, field missions across the Emirate and fruitful consultation with a broad range of wonderfully supportive stakeholders, the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project comes to a close. Scientific assessments have been produced that signifiatly enhance the understanding of Blue Carbon ecosystems’ contribution to the well-being of Abu Dhabi and it’s residents. Experts studied the geographic extent and carbon content of mangroves, salt marsh, seagrass, algal mats and sabkha, the other Ecosystem Services their provide, and which policy options and financial mechanisms would be most viable to support their conservation.
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?
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.
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.
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
Dr.Launay shares his thoughts on The Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project.
In just over 40 years, Abu Dhabi has evolved from a small fishing community to the largest and most populated of the seven Emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With the vision and direction from His Highness the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the environment has become an intrinsic part of the heritage and traditions of the people of the UAE.
I’m standing knee-high in mud. wishing I had worn wellies not flip-flops. A cavern of mangrove branches blocks Abu Dhabi’s summer skies, and tiny crabs skitter over my bare feet. I’m spending the morning in the mangroves learning about some of the sampling methods that were recently used as part of the groundbreaking “Blue Carbon’ project. Launched by the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Initiative (AGEDI) and supported by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) Blue Carbon refers to the capital’s special coastal ecosystems that comprise mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and saltwater marshlands.