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Blue Carbon – Op-Ed on the occasion of World Wetland Day


Climate Change is a reality. The 27 Climate Summits (UNFCCC/COPs) took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, with the far-reaching launch of “High Quality Blue Carbon Market Principles and Guidance”, has brought new focus to nature-based solutions.

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Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve Malaysia (Image Credit: Waseem)

COP 27 Call Mangroves “A Nature Based Solution for Climate Change”


Mangroves are valuable natural assets, distributed globally in approximately 120 countries. Each of these country are home to one or two species of Mangroves. About 65 “True mangrove” species (the plants that are found in the mangrove environment and not...

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Elemental Composition of Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve (MMFR) Malaysia


Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve (MMFR) is considered as world’s best managed mangrove forest. It is also one of the most productive mangrove forests in the world. It is situated in Perak, Peninsular Malaysia. It covers the total area of 40,466...

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Mangrove and Nutrients


Mangroves expand to tropical and sub-tropical coastline of the world which supports the rich biodiversity from fungi to mammals. Mangroves are considered as the most productive ecosystem due to their ability to fix and store huge amount of carbon. Mangrove...

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Microplastics in Water and Wastewater from IWA Publishing


Microplastics and plastic pollution are growing issues of concern for the health of our planet. These tiny pollutants threaten our water, wastewater, and ultimately our health. Every day more microplastics are added to our waters and wastewater. Many works examine...

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Children’s Mangrove Calendar Art Contest 2021


The Mangrove Action Project (MAP) is inviting children to join in this fantastic, creative and educational competition. It is an opportunity for the younger generation to learn about the vital role Mangroves play in the lives of coastal communities and...

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Floating Mangroves


UNESCO established an experimental model of floating mangroves with indigenous Avicennia marina mangroves in Qatar in 2012. The mangrove trees are floating on top of the ocean’s surface, where plenty of space is available for biomass-productivity. The biomass can be...

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Our ocean is coughing up plastic!


As part of understanding more about plastic pollution and how severe the situation is in Thailand, I investigated the effects of increased plastic consumption and how it affects some of Thailand’s most beautiful locations. A beach was chosen at random...

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Valuing Water


World Water Day was celebrated on 22nd of March, and the theme this year was ‘Valuing Water’. UNESCO, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Chulalongkorn University celebrated the event together at AIT. UNESCO and AIT have established a partnership...

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Bangkok To Addis To Zurich


UNESCO Green Academies around the World 12:15pm in Zurich, 18:15pm in Bangkok, the interview begins. Dr. Benno Böer represents UNESCO from Thailand, and me Felix Matschie interviewing him for the Radio of the Sustainability Week Zurich. University students from different...

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Environmental Management Action Plan to Reduce UNESCO’s Ecological Footprint


“It is very important to demonstrate that UNESCO, the specialised UN-agency in science and education as well as a cultural beacon, upholds its commitment to leadership in sustainability and is ‘Walking the Talk’.” – Sustainability Team UNESCO has been active...

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UNESCO calls for mangrove photos from Eritrea, Nigeria and Vanuatu


UNESCO, in partnership with the Mangrove Action Project (MAP) and the Thai National Science Museum is in process of producing a poster series on mangrove ecosystems, including all kinds of aspects highlighting the beauty and importance of mangroves for nature...

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