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Abu Dhabi Environment Agency Plants 850,000 Mangrove Trees Since COP28

Innovative methods were used to plant mangrove trees along Abu Dhabi’s coastline.

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Abu Dhabi Environment Agency Plants 850,000 Mangrove Trees Since COP28

As part of the Ghars Al Emarat (UAE Planting) initiative to plant 10 mangroves for each visitor to COP28 UN Climate Change Conference at Expo City Dubai, Abu Dhabi’s Environment Agency (EAD) has announced that it has planted 850,000 mangrove trees along Abu Dhabi’s coastal areas.

The mangrove trees were planted in locations that offered the most suitable environments for growth, such as Marawah Marine Biosphere Reserve, Al Mirfa City and Jubail Island. The rate of carbon uptake by trees is estimated at one tonne per 5,000 mangroves and these trees will help absorb 170 metric tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere annually.

Mangrove trees play an important role in mitigating climate change. They help to stabilise coasts, protect against the impact of storms, and reduce climate erosion. By protecting and restoring mangrove ecosystems, EAD reduces the impact of climate change on local communities along the coast.

This initiative reinforces the UAE’s commitment to achieving climate neutrality and promoting the adoption of nature-based solutions to reduce the effects of climate change.

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