Floating Mangroves: The Solution to Reduce Atmospheric Carbon Levels and Land-Based Marine Pollution?

  • Benno Böer
  • Chanthy Huot
  • Mark Sutcliffe
Part of the Tasks for Vegetation Science book series (TAVS, volume 47)


The international environmental conservation communities know about the immeasurable service-value that mangrove ecosystems provide for ecosystem functioning. Globally mangroves are seriously and rapidly declining in area coverage. The coastal zones are narrow in width, and therefore offer rather limited space for mangroves. UNESCO’s innovative technology offers a new idea that has not yet grasped the attention of the international community: Floating Mangroves for carbon sequestration. A small-scale model has been developed. This concept can reduce atmospheric carbon levels, reduce land-based marine pollution, generate biofuel and other cash crops without any dependency on freshwater, and it can generate jobs and income.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ecological Sciences Advisor – Ethiopia and African Union, UNESCO Liaison Office in Addis Ababa with the African Union and the Economic Commission for AfricaAddis AbabaEthiopia
  2. 2.UNESCO Doha OfficeDohaQatar

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