in support of the UN Paris Climate Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals. 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. To invest in nature is to invest in our collective future.
New projects to be started in Thailand, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, with Vietnam and Indonesia as the next development steps. This will more than double the mitigation impact and provide life-bearing ecosystem services to millions of people. WIF is also developing seaweed planting and harvest for human consumption and conservation of sea grass meadows with a marine protected area, in cooperation with Pathein University. Measuring blue carbon mitigation from coral reefs and planting kelp is among the new initiatives from 2021.
Empowering disadvantaged coastal communities under threats of accelerating sea level rise.
Mangrove – a green protective shield from cyclones and other extreme weather. Providing food security with 50% increase of seafood resources after the restoration of destructed mangrove forests.
Protecting seashores from erosion due to sea-level rise, and protecting rice and other food-producing fields in coastal areas.
Providing school-going children with solar lamps … school computer, solar roof… in changing lives from the age of darkness to the age of light. Simply with simple solar energy solutions.
50% of income from carbon sale to be invested in participatory livelihoods/sustainable development in support of UN Sustainable Development Goals in solidarity with our neighbors in our global village.
When protected or restored, blue carbon ecosystems sequester and store carbon. When degraded or destroyed, these ecosystems emit the carbon they have stored for centuries into the atmosphere and oceans and become sources of greenhouse gases. Experts estimate that as much as 1.02 billion tons of carbon dioxide are being released annually from degraded coastal ecosystems, which is equivalent to 19% of emissions from tropical deforestation globally*.
Mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses are critical along the world's coasts, supporting coastal water quality, healthy fisheries, and coastal protection against floods and storms. For example, mangroves are estimated to be worth at least US$1.6 billion each year in ecosystem services that support coastal livelihoods and human populations around the world*.