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Various efforts to mitigate climate change - By UAE

by | 21-10-2015 15:26 recommendations 0

I believe that Nature can offset the climate change effects is a better & effective manner. Only if we do it wisely. This will sustain the effects for a longer period.


For example, we all know that vegetation or Trees & plants absorb the carbon dioxide & emit oxygen in the atmosphere. That's why we all advocate planting of more & more trees for our better health. To further substantiate this theory the National Blue Carbon Project has published a report after One & Half year of research that Mangrove as been identified as the plant that offsets most carbon in the Arabian Peninsula. Mangrove has the natural capacity to stock carbon.


Per hectare of a Mangrove swamp helps to offset 600,000 KG of Carbon. A car normally emits 5,000 KG of carbon in a year. It means that it will offset the carbon emitted by 120 cars for a year. The UAE is habited by 3,000 hectares of Mangrove Swamps, this has potentially the capability to offset the carbon of thousands of cars.


If you are cutting down mangrove trees the carbon sink stocked by the tree will be released in the atmosphere. This will destroy the environment as well as cause the release of harmful carbon dioxide gases as well. So, The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi and the Ministry of Environment and Water are both looking to increase the amount of mangroves plantations in the UAE. In northern emirates the plantation is much larger. This project has opened new avenues.


Increasing the naturally sustainable Mangrove plantations in UAE is much more easier than developing other alien species. Mangrove can easily sustain in harsh weather of the UAE.

This will help mitigate the climate change in UAE & the Middle east in an effective manner.

Source: The National

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  • says :
    Mangroves really do play an important role in the environment. Other than taking in carbon dioxide, they are also able to take in a large amount of water which prevents flood from happening.
    Posted 28-10-2015 07:31

  • Luiz Bispo says :
    For the last months I realized how UAE is very devoted to make a better envirnment!! Thanks for the report mate! =)
    Posted 24-10-2015 09:15

  • says :
    Thank you Raunak for highlighting the role of mangroves to offset carbon emissions.
    Well reported.
    Posted 23-10-2015 16:52

  • says :
    good report and comments

    Posted 22-10-2015 19:06

  • says :
    Thanks to Bindu, Joshua, Arushi & Rohan for putting their kind comments.
    Posted 22-10-2015 12:27

  • Rohan Kapur says :
    Mangrove Plantations must be augmented so that the sustainability is ensured.
    Thanks for the report, Raunak.
    Posted 21-10-2015 17:56

  • Arushi Madan says :
    Thanks for emphasising the strong role of Mangroves in carbon sequestering. Mangroves, indeed, are natural carbon-scrubbers, taking CO2 out of the atmosphere and packing it away, for millennia or more, in their rich soils.
    Posted 21-10-2015 16:50

  • says :
    Mangrove plays an important role in carbon sequestration and I am glad you guys are already protecting and transmitting that knowledge of mangrove restoration and protection. Great
    Posted 21-10-2015 16:22

  • says :
    Wow! One hectare of Mangrove can offset emissions produced by 120 cars, this is exciting finding :) I am hopeful government and public work hand in hand to widespread Mangrove green cover in UAE.
    Thank you for sharing dear Raunak :)
    Posted 21-10-2015 16:09

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