Blue Carbon, recently founded in the UAE with an aim to support carbon removal projects around the world, hosted a four-day workshop for Angola’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry delegation in Dubai.
Commenting on the visit, Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum, the Founder and the Chairman of Blue Carbon said, “We see great potential in Angola because of its huge forests which are natural ‘carbon sink’ sites. Therefore, we are confident that Angola can play an instrumental role in the world’s efforts to fight climate change.”
It may be mentioned that Angola’s forests are spread on over 69.3 million hectares of land, 55.6 per cent of its total territorial area, with 68.9 million hectares of native (natural) and 61,000 hectares of planted rainforests. Leveraging on preserving its forests, Angola has a significant potential globally to fight the negative effects of the climate change.
In order to collaborate with Angola in preservation of Angolan forests, Blue Carbon shed light on its newest and innovative solutions which play a key role in monitoring, reporting and verification of forest carbon, thus developing the most appropriate solutions.
As Blue Carbon supports carbon removal projects across the world, the discussion explored ways of bringing in nature-based solutions for Angola to help the country in its reforestation campaign.
Expressing her views on the occasion, Blue Carbon CEO Josiane Sadaka said, “We at Blue Carbon will explore ways of accelerating the transition of Angola into de-carbonized economy as well as intensify our global fight against climate change leveraging on Angola’s natural resources.”
Blue Carbon focused during the workshop on youth, being a significant segment of the Angolan population as the company underscored the importance of building local capacities in Angola via enabling sustainable knowledge and awareness programs as well as organizing workshops, webinars and e-learning sessions.
During the workshop, Blue Carbon also offered conducting national forestry inventory and aggregate data to Angola.
Participants of the workshop agreed that it is imperative to take constructive steps now in this direction, otherwise the world will have to face huge losses to prevent negative effects of climate change.
The participants stressed on the need to adopt serious measures for low carbon economy to ensure sustainability for generations to come.
Blue Carbon offers solutions to boost efforts needed to reduce energy-related carbon emissions to net-zero level by 2050 in compliance with the Paris Accords, the participants of the workshop were informed.
Moreover, Blue Carbon serves as an enabler of blue and green economy operational frameworks that sets the agenda for the implementation of international climate agreements.
At the end of the workshop, the visiting delegates highly commended Blue Carbon’s aim to assist in driving Angola towards a low carbon economy that will boost employment opportunities and enhance youth’s contribution in saving the environment from the adverse effects of climate change.