Worldview International Foundation pioneering

BLUE CARBON

CLIMATE IMPACT

in support of UN Paris Climate Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals

Main partners 

RAPID RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

 

The most urgent need is to reduce CO2 climate gases accumulated in the atmosphere. Restoring lost mangrove forests is the most cost-effective method, nature`s own solution tested for millions of years. By 2020, over 12 million high-value mangrove trees are in healthy growth, capturing and storing CO2 climate gases 5 times more than terrestrial trees.

 

WIF cooperate with private and public partners in cost-effective offsets of carbon footprints. Our specialty is mangrove restoration and conservation with livelihoods and sustainable community development.

WIF has since 1979 pioneered 620 sustainable development projects in 26 countries.

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Mangroves planted
Blue carbon

WHY BLUE CARBON?

Blue Carbon captured by the world’s oceans, representing more than 55% of the green carbon (captured by plants). The carbon captured by living organisms in oceans is stored in the form of sediments from mangroves, salt marshes and seagrasses. It does not remain stored for decades or centuries (like for example rainforests), but rather for millennia.

The mighty Ocean is the cradle of life on our Blue Planet. It is our lifeline at a time of climate emergency.

WIF

The Ocean is the most effective carbon climate mitigator, circulating 83% of global carbon. Its algae production and mangrove shorelines are vital for its contribution to climate restoration and conservation, production of seaweed, conservation of seagrass and coral reefs, and production of kelp, which are all practical solutions with the highest effect on mitigation, as well as maintaining biodiversity and promoting life-bearing ecosystem services. These project activities generate substantial value for financing and carbon income. The carbon market is expanding and interest in high-value blue carbon is fast increasing.

At Worldview International 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.

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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.
Successfully completed 2019 ✅
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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 a minimum of 500 kg CO2 over 20 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 USA (emission per person close to 16,4 tons, yearly) investment is USD 98 per person. 

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

Freedom of press ensures the freedom of the people. Worldview and its subsidiary Young Asia Television are together a vehicle of peace and international understanding.
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.