Globally, we are losing 13 million km2 of trees annually. That is the same as Greece!
At Blue Forest, we are driven by the mission to protect the standing trees that we still have and to bring back the ones which have been lost.
Trees play an important role in preserving our world’s biodiversity and keeping our air clean. The tree that packs the most punch in terms of environmental benefits is the mangrove tree. Aside from serving as a nesting ground for thousands of species of birds and fish, they also help protect coastal communities from natural disasters such as cyclones and storm surges. To top it off, they also sequester 5-10 times more carbon dioxide than any other tree. This helps us a lot in our fight against climate change.
We understand that the front-line warriors in this mission are the local communities living alongside the forests. They have the most to gain and also the most to lose. This is why in each of our projects, we work hand-in-hand with local and indigenous communities. They know better than anyone what are the drivers behind deforestation and what are the best solutions to alleviate those forces. We simply provide them with the tools and support they need to get the job done.
To finance these projects, we tap the voluntary carbon markets and provide them with high-quality carbon credits which we generate through our conservation and restoration activities. All our high-quality emissions reduction carbon credits adhere to both VCS and CCB standards. Today, we are proud to be implementing projects in 10 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Our goal is to sequester 2 million tons of CO2 and to ‘heal’ 1 million hectares of coastal forests by 2030.
To achieve this ambitious target, we will need all the help we can get. Will you join us