(28 Feb 2022)
Etihad Airways, in collaboration with
Atmosphere Company Abu Dhabi, has established a Mangrove Forest to supply
passengers, company accounts and
companions the power to undertake mangroves in Abu Dhabi and cut back
their carbon footprint.
According to the Abu Dhabi Mangrove initiative by
the Atmosphere Company Abu Dhabi, the Etihad Mangrove Forest is
the end result of a number of joint programmes between Etihad,
the Atmosphere Company Abu Dhabi, Jubail Island, The Storey Group
and different companions to help mangrove conservation tasks in
the nation and develop new carbon sinks and pure assets to
take away carbon from the ambiance.
Utilizing a digital platform, Etihad
Mangrove Forest will permit passengers and companions to put money into carbon
elimination for AED 18.5 (USD5) per mangrove, the place the person
timber could be tracked on-line or by way of an app.
Jubail Island Mangroves in Abu Dhabi
Those that undertake a tree obtain
a novel tree code, geolocation, and digital entry to their tree
for the following 10 years. Bushes may also be gifted to cherished
ones and named to create an much more distinctive expertise and bond.
Traders may even “chat” with their chatbot enabled tree and entry knowledge, together with CO2
consumption metrics which could be tracked and offset towards
“The Etihad Mangrove Forest is the following step in
our sustainability journey to make sure our duty to take away
carbon from the ambiance is progressing. The intent is to create
forests on all continents we fly to, and to supply our company
with an attractive alternative to participate within the answer,” mentioned
Tony Douglas, Group Chief Govt Officer, Etihad Aviation
Group. “We all know offsetting unavoidable emissions alone
isn’t going to resolve the local weather disaster, we have to truly
take away carbon from the ambiance. Even with the best-case
situation world decarbonisation drive, we’ll nonetheless have to
take away 6-10 Gt of CO2 per yr by 2050 to remain under 1.5 °C world
warming. The Etihad Mangrove Forest will contribute to this job.
We invite and encourage our company and companions to affix us on this
journey as we all know from first-hand expertise it’s a matter many
care passionately about and can influence us all.”
Globally, mangroves retailer roughly 6.4 billion tonnes of carbon, nearly 4 instances greater than different terrestrial
forests. At a fee of simply greater than 12kg a yr, the common
mangrove captures over 300kgs of CO2 in its 25-year lifetime,
serving to to battle the results of local weather change equivalent to coral
bleaching and shoreline degradation, and help biodiversity and
The Etihad Mangroves Forest website has been chosen
particularly attributable to its protected standing beneath the Atmosphere
Company – Abu Dhabi, which ensures its skill to take away carbon
from the ambiance for at the very least 100-years.
Etihad Visitor Members will have the ability to put money into the
Etihad Mangrove Forest utilizing Etihad Visitor Miles within the Reward Store
from March, whereas a spread of extra choices to satisfy company
companion necessities and supply bundled-offset choices packaged
inside the ticket for particular person travellers are being developed.
Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri – Secretary Normal –
Atmosphere Company Abu Dhabi, mentioned, “Abu Dhabi Mangrove Programme
goals to ascertain the emirate as a worldwide hub for analysis and
innovation in help of the conservation of mangroves. By means of the programme we intention to streamline all mangrove efforts
launched from Abu Dhabi beneath one umbrella, to help in reaching
the federal government objectives to succeed in net-zero by 2050.”
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