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The Mangrove Breakthrough

A Call to Action

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The ability of mangroves to provide food, extreme weather protection, and livelihoods, while harboring incredible biodiversity, building coastal resilience, and acting as immense carbon sinks makes mangrove conservation and restoration an effective strategy to have in our arsenal to combat climate change. With coastal communities already facing the impacts of a changing climate, we urgently need to invest in conserving and restoring mangroves now as nature-based solutions to adapt to this changing planet.

The Mangrove Breakthrough is part of a set of Marrakech Partnership Adaptation and Resilience Breakthroughs which collectively define global milestones and high-impact solutions to reduce climate risks, particularly in vulnerable communities, through adaptation action. It aims to aims to catalyze the financial support needed to scale proven solutions by working to channel finance to the ground through the Global Mangrove Alliance: a world-wide collaboration between NGOs, governments, academics and communities working together towards a global vision for accelerating change and building a host of opportunities for coastal peoples and biodiversity
around the planet.

The Breakthrough will be launched at UNFCCC COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt together with an alliance of early supporters and partners. More information will be added to this page following the launch event.

Current Signatories


Bangladesh Environment and Development Society

Blue Forest

Blue Ventures

Conservation International

Earth Security

Fair Carbon

Gallifrey Foundation

Global Wetlands Project

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

IUCN Mangrove Specialist Group


Mangrove Action Project

National Audubon Society

The Nature Conservancy

Ocean Risk Alliance

Pew Charitable Trusts

University of Queensland



Shenzhen Mangrove Wetland Conservation Foundation

Smithsonian Institution (scientific partner)

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Wetlands International

World Economic Forum and Friends of Ocean Action

World Wildlife Fund

The Zoological Society of London

Please indicate your interest in joining the Mangrove Breakthrough by contacting:
Ignace Beguin at ignacebeguin@climatechampions.team
and Emily Goodwin at emily.Goodwin@iucn.org

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