Due to the large amount of carbon stored in mangroves, it is crucial to conserve the current areas in order to prevent future potential CO2 emissions | Representative Image
Calling for integration of mangroves conservation with the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programmes for carbon sequestering, India on Tuesday joined the Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC).
India is among the first five countries to join the MAC, at the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27) at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. The others are Australia, Japan, Spain, and Sri Lanka.
The move is in line with India's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5- 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent, through additional forest and tree cover by 2030.
First Published: Nov 08 2022 | 8:07 PM IST