REDD+ PROJECT READY TO BLOOM:
To restore vital ecosystems, provide viable local revenue,
build community capacity, especially among women,
improve disaster prevention and climate change
adaptation globally and locally.
Proposal by Worldview International Foundation/Worldview Myanmar
in cooperation with Myeik University, Pathein University and
Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry.
Ayeyarwaddy Region Myanmar Continue reading
83 % of the global carbon cycle is circulated through the oceans. Coastal habitat contains 2% of the total ocean area, but account for approximately 50% of the total carbon sequestered in ocean sediments.
Blue Carbon is a recent concept which is increasingly being recognized as the most cost effective method to mitigate CO2 in adaptation to climate change. It supports ecosystems management and enhances natural resource values by restoring coastal habitat such as mangrove forests, sea-grass meadows and saltwater marshes. Continue reading
The overall aim of Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park is to establish a pilot project for national mangrove restoration, including capacity of Pathein University in the vulnerable Delta area, as resource centre for climate adaptation and mangrove restoration in the country. The budget has a sizeable component for capacity building of this leading coastal university, including human resources with research grants to students/university staff, scholarships to Master students and PhD students. This will create a significant knowledge base for mangrove restoration and other environmental and climate change challenges in Myanmar. Continue reading
Senior Scientist and Project Director
Worldview International Foundation,
Chairman Rainforest Rescue International
and Founder, International Analog Forestry
All forests have unique and critical characteristics that must be recognized in their function of providing Ecosystem Services. In an age of Global Warming and consequential Climate Change phenomena, the Mangrove ecosystems of the planet hold out extraordinary promise as well as a tenuous existence on anthropogenic landscapes. Continue reading