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Healthy natural coastal ecosystems, such as mangrove forests, saltwater marshlands and seagrass meadows provide a vast array of important co-benefits to coastal communities around the world, including throughout the Arabian Peninsula (Peter Prokosch).
This Project aims to investigate the opportunities in building a local greener Emirate through the better understanding of carbon and coastal ecosystem services and its potential contribution to climate change mitigation efforts.
Our oceans are the largest active carbon sink on earth. The Drake Passage are the waters between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn, Chile and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica (Peter Prokosch)
The health of coral reefs and associated blue carbon ecosystems can be connected to each other through nutrient cycles, physical processes, plant and animal migration and human impact (Jason Valdez, Marine Photobank).
The (carbon storing) mangrove habitats Lamu area on the Indian ocean coast of North-East Kenya, are known as some of the most extensive and species-rich along the entire coast of East Africa (Peter Prokosch).
The “abundance of mangrove forests, seagrasses and tidal marsh ecosystems in Africa” should be considered in countries’ pledges to reduce carbon emissions, says a policy briefing from the South African Institute of International Affairs (Photo Chevallier, 2012).
The Dutch-German-Danish Wadden Sea, with its tidal flats, tidal creeks, estuaries, salt marshes, beaches, dunes and islands is one of the last relatively unspoilt natureareas in Europe (Peter Prokosch).
The health of coral reefs and associated blue carbon ecosystems can be connected to each other through nutrient cycles, physical processes, plant and animal migration and human impact (Photo Jason Valdez, Marine Photobank).