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Mangroves conservation and rehabilitation

Mangroves conservation and rehabilitation

  • GRID-Arendal

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    Norway
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    GRID-Arendal is a Norwegian foundation that supports the United Nations Environment Programme.  It is a centre of excellence for the scientific analysis of environmental issues in many areas including environmental assessments, ocean issues and polar regions.

  • Viresco Solutions

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    Canada
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    Viresco Solutions is a consulting firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Its core business is greenhouse gas offset policy development and implementation, greenhouse gas emissions quantification, sustainable supply chain development, environmental offset methodology development, and providing technical assistance to others undertaking carbon offset project development. Its clients include industry and non-governmental associations, large private sector companies, and local, provincial and federal governments.

  • Climate-adapted fishing technique on Lake Togo

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    Description of the project: This initiative enhances women’s place in Togo’s fishing sector while conserving endangered mangroves, through the introduction of a new technique mastered by women. Across 230 villages, 1,750 women have been trained to master a new fishing technique using ropes and bait tied to mangrove trees, instead of nets. This practice enables women to stay closer to home and fish during the day, while safeguarding mangroves from being cut. Children’s nutrition has been improved via the inclusion of fish in their diet.

  • Orizon Consulting LLC

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    United States
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    Network Member

    Orizon’s mission is to enable new markets and empower leaders to transform local economies through the design of enabling policies and the application of breakthrough technologies promoting market based approaches to low carbon emissions, carbon capture, and sustainable livelihoods. Orizon's team of seasoned experts provide technology solutions, capacity building and advice on policy, legal and regulatory frameworks tailored to the needs of regional, national, and local economies. 

  • Bangladesh - Building Mangrove Greenbelts Vulnerable Coastline

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    According to this video, Bangladesh's location makes it one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to environmental disasters. Its giant network of rivers and vast low-lying flood plains make it both fertile and subject to erosion from flood, drought and storms. Protective coastal greenbelts, in the form of natural vegetation, can make the difference between life and death during severe weather. Mangrove forests are critical to this necessary defence.

  • Distribution of mangrove habitats of Grenada and the Grenadines

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    Climate change is expected to alter existing coastal habitats in Grenada, jeopardizing the island's mangroves, such as through the conversion of basin mangroves to fringe habitats as storm surges open barrier beaches, increasing tidal action and flood duration.

    Likewise, incremental sea level rise and storm overwash can lead to increased salinity within coastal ponds, backwaters, and estuaries.

    Each of these processes, acting alone or in concert, can greatly affect colonization by all mangrove species that occur in the region.

  • Diagnostic assessment of select environmental challenges valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in India

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    This paper reports on a wide range of research that estimates the value of ecosystem services (ESS) in India, including those related to forests, grasslands, wetlands, mangroves, and coral reefs. Estimates for forest services are based on an extensive Indian Green Accounting study, from which the values of timber and non-timber (fodder, water recharge, prevention of soil erosion, etc.) have been taken. There is an added non-use value of forests as well as an update of the value for forest sequestration based on the latest estimates of trends in forest management. 

  • Saved health, saved wealth: an approach to quantifying the benefits of climate change adaptation: Practical application in coastal protection projects in Viet Nam

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    This report deals with the challenge of how to consistently estimate, monitor and evaluate the actual outcomes of their adaptation activities. Although many different approaches for various adaptation project types and sectors have been applied, there is yet to be a standardised set of indicators covering most activities. This would allow project proposals to be compared before implementation and enable lessons to be drawn from project implementation.

  • Balancing development and coastal conservation: mangroves in Mozambique

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    Despite their well-researched and widely recognised socioeconomic and ecological value, mangroves are among the world’s most threatened vegetation types. More than a fifth of the world’s mangroves have been lost over the past 30 years alone, and many of the remaining forests are degraded. The depletion of mangroves in many developing countries in particular is a cause for serious environmental and economic concern. This stems from the fact that mangroves play a vital role in moderating monsoonal tidal floods as well as other forms of coastal protection.

  • Political economy of Climate Compatible Development: artisanal fisheries and climate change in Ghana

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    ‘Climate compatible development’ increases prospects for policy processes that contribute to development, climate change adaptation and mitigation. This paper looks at the complex political economy of climate compatible development in Ghana’s artisanal fisheries sector. It focuses on two contentious policy areas where there is potential for climate compatible development, namely the subsidized premix fuel provided to artisanal fishermen, and mangrove protection.