Mangroves in Abu Dhabi likely to make a significant difference to its emissions profile

Research has concluded that mangroves account for over 70% of the seas’ ability to capture and store carbon, however since 1980, mangroves around the world have declined by 21%. Abu Dhabi has around 72 square kilometres of mangroves and the area has become a natural laboratory for mangrove management. Today, developers in the emirate are encouraged to plant mangrove saplings if their work disturbs existing mangroves. This encourages more sustainable development and will most likely have a positive impact on Abu Dhabi’s emissions profile.