Mangroves: unsung heroes in the fight against climate change

Mangroves, often dismissed as stagnant swamps, are revealed as critical guardians of our planet. Despite their vital role in climate change mitigation, half of the world’s mangroves have been lost due to misconceptions about their value.

These unique coastal ecosystems offer numerous environmental benefits, including protection against coastal erosion, carbon sequestration, and sustaining local communities. They also hold cultural and spiritual significance for many societies.

As climate change takes its toll on coastal regions, mangrove deforestation results in vulnerable communities, loss of livelihoods, and the degradation of essential ecosystem functions.

In his recent column on NTN24, Alexis Leroy, ALLCOT’s Founder & CEO, highlights that successful blue carbon projects must encompass economic viability, community involvement, and environmental preservation, including technical studies to ensure the resilience of mangroves.