To further strengthen climate change education in aspects of ecology-based mitigation and adaptation, ATO-ClimatEducate Project and the Seagrass Guardians, a seagrass conservation advocacy group based in Malaysia, agreed in online collaboration.
“Protection, preservation and even restoration of blue carbon ecosystem play crucial roles not only protect coastal community from erosion and negative impacts of climate change, it acts as productive habitats provide food resource and economic livelihood as well. That why I believe that blue carbon mitigation should be a highlight and included in climate change education as well.” said Michael Yap T.K., founder of the Seagrass Guardians and also Regional Manager of the newly formed ClimatEducate Project in East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
ATO-ClimatEducate Project’s Chief Director Lorrayne Isidoro in her note said that: “The initiative of the project is very important, especially in the current situation of concentration of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere and the consequent natural diffusion of these gases to our oceans, causing the current problems of acidification of marine environments and psoing threat to our food security as well. This is one of the climatic changes witnessed in the last 50 years.”
Seagrass and Mangroves are known to be important types of “Blue Carbon Ecosystems”, which are also viewed as an alternative in climate mitigation.
ATO-ClimatEducate Project and Seagrass Guardians will be closely working on social media cross-posting, sharing of information and collaboration in outreach activities. #