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James Kairo holds a mangrove seedling, Kenya

UNEP/Will Baxter2017

The United Nations

The United Nations
New York, United States

Mikoko Pamoja (meaning ‘Mangroves Together’) is Kenya's first community-led ‘blue forest’ carbon credit scheme, whereby members of the Gazi Bay community plant, restore and protect mangroves, and invest the profits back into their community. Mangroves can absorb four to five times the amount of carbon dioxide as normal trees, from the oceans, which absorb more than 90 percent of the Earth’s emissions.

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  • Title: James Kairo holds a mangrove seedling, Kenya
  • Creator: UNEP/Will Baxter
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Subject Keywords: mangrove, trees, planting
  • Rights: © UNEP/Will Baxter

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