Work begins on project that will strengthen mangrove management and identify financing pathways for its protection

Work begins on project that will strengthen mangrove management and identify financing pathways for its protection

By Rashika Kumar
Monday 22/11/2021
Permanent Secretary for Environment, Joshua Wycliffe

Work has begun on a pilot project that will strengthen mangrove management and identity policy and financing pathways to protect and sustainably manage Fiji's mangroves in the long-term.

While speaking at the opening of 'Developing a Blue Carbon Project for Fiji' workshop at Tanoa Plaza, Permanent Secretary for Environment, Joshua Wycliffe says Conservation International will work closely with the Fijian Government and other partners to identify potential voluntary carbon market investment opportunities for Fiji's mangrove as well as other financing instruments and streams.

Wycliffe says the project is expected to identify alternative pathways and financing options to safeguard Fiji's management and restoration of mangroves.

He adds this is a key moment in Fiji's quest for being able to establish a solution to its carbon sequestration but also to its food security and securing its properties and communities.

With support from the Australian Government, Conservation International and other partners conducted a feasibility assessment for blue carbon in Fiji.

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