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in planting one billion

mangrove trees

In support of UN Paris Climate Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals
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Main partners 

WORLDVIEW INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

A dawn of hope for our fragile planet

Like all plants and trees, the mangroves captures CO2 from the atmosphere. But what makes the Mangrove so special is that it captures more CO2 than any other tree on the planet. It captures up to 5 times more than what is known as “the green lungs of our Planet”, the Rain forest.

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The challenge

Climate change is a fact. C02 gases in the atmosphere is rapidly increasing, in spite of international climate agreements. 

In May 2019, Mano Loa Observatory in Hawaii measured 415,25 CO2 parts per million,  the highest in human history. This is above the target to contain global temperature increase below 2 degrees C.

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Our solution

Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park

Of all trees on the planet, the mangrove is the only one that grows in salty water.

It´s protecting lives and properties from cyclones and other extreme weather, as well as protecting shorelines from sea level rise.

Mangroves provides livebearing ecosystems services.  

The network of roots also filters polluted water in protection of seagrass and coral reefs. 

WIF

Thor Heyerdahl Climate Parks

Based on this incredible characteristics, we claim The mangrove tree to be the Game Changer that can help battle climate change.

At Thor Heyerdahl Climate Parks we have observed the unique qualities of the mangrove, and already planted millions of them. We aim to plant a billion in the coming years mitigating 500 million tons of CO2.

While scientists all over the world look for ways to capture CO2 from the atmosphere, we are already delivering. We are now ready to gain speed, and therefore ask you to join us in planting one billion mangrove trees.

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Phase one

The first phase of the park consists of 2200 hectares for mangrove restoration, which mitigates 3,600,000 tons of CO2 in addition to serving to protect valuable eco-systems as well as lives and properties in vulnerable costal communities.
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Phase two

The second phase consists of 2,100 hectares and has a planned start between 2019 – 2023. A larger project located in Myanmar consists of 75,000 hectares of planting and conservation of trees. Total Co2 mitigation for the two new projects will be 150,000,000 tonnes.
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Phase three

Phase three, with a start date in 2020 is currently in the planning stages for India, Bangladesh and Indonesia in order to meet the final target of 1 billion trees.

Restoring lost mangrove forests is a practical, meaningful contribution in strengthening nature’s own methods for climate balance, tested over thousands of years. Planting miracle mangrove trees is more than a vision, it is a celebration for life on Earth. Believing in a livable future is more than a dream, it is a commitment to our global village.

Dr. Arne Fjørtoft

Secretary General & Founder WIF, In consultative status with the United Nations

Co2 mitigation:

According to internationally accepted VCS methodology, each tree mitigates 500 kg CO2 over 25 years.

See the World Bank’s emission statistics by country to  find out what investment is needed for you to become carbon positive: data.worldbank.org/indicator/EN.ATM.CO2E.PC

For Norway (emission per person close to 10 tons, yearly) investment is USD 70 per person (average NOK 500). 

How we spend your contribution: 

  • 67 % for tree-planting and monitoring
  • 25 % for sustainable development / poverty reduction
  • 8 % for administration and reporting

By using Open Forest satellite pictures, supporters will be able to observe their trees via registered polygons. Each certificate is marked with polygons for your trees.

Annual audit report will be available for supporters

Secretary General of the United Nations

Kofi A. Annan

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This is an example of how a media organization contributes towards the preservation and enhancement of democracy.

Explorer and author (First Vice President of Worldview International Foundation)

Thor Heyerdahl

“Worldview aims to work for better understanding between developed and developing nations. Both words have something to give each other”.

Mangrove Restoration

The project started in 2012 and is based on three years of research on the restoration of mangrove in all coastal areas as a protective shield against the effects of climate change as well as the increased production of sea food. In addition emangrove as an effective mitigating factor for Green House Gases was also studied.

Sustainable Development

62% of the population in the communities are below UN´s poverty index. Our aim is to increase earnings with over 100% during the next 5 years by focusing on livelihoods and generating income as part of the mangrove restoration in adaptation to climate change.

Bio Diversity

Bio-diversity is not only to uphold existing flora and fauna, but also to enrich the environment with additional value such as establishing the first mangrove gene bank with 64 species of mangroves and related species. We are also protecting endangered species with focus on elephants, dugongs and sea turtles in the park area.

Partners 

Margot Wallstrom Minister of Foreign Affairs
Sweden & Former Chairperson Worldview International Foundation

Margot Wallstrom

“Global Warming is the biggest challenge in human history.
We can win this battle with support from everyone concerned.
I have visited Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in Myanmar and experienced an effective process with local and global impact."

Head of UN Environment Under-Secretary General United Nations

Erik Solheim

The Climate Conference in Paris in December 2015 gave hope for the future. In order to keep temperature under 2 degrees C, there is an urgent need for immediate action. In addition to reducing emissions, mitigating CO2 already in the atmosphere is equally important. Protecting the world’s rain forests and restore lost mangrove forests are essential in reaching the desired goals. One of the countries with the greatest need for mangrove restoration is Myanmar. Worldview International Foundation’s pioneering project “Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park” with 2,5 million new trees and millions more to come, is an example of practical solutions to the biggest challenge in our time.