The Mangrove Technology Platform provides solutions
for regenerative reforestation and agroforestry projects
in order to fight global warming and climate change.
Future land use depends, in part, on the desired climate outcome and the portfolio of response
options deployed. All assessed modelled pathways that limit warming to 1.5ºC or well below 2°C
require land-based mitigation and land-use change, with most including different combinations of
reforestation, afforestation, reduced deforestation, and bioenergy.
Although most forests restoration options can be applied without competing for available land,
some can increase demand for land conversion. At the deployment scale of several GtCO2yr-1, this
increased demand for land conversion could lead to adverse side effects for adaptation,
desertification, land degradation and food security.
In order to deploy forest restoration practices at the needed scale but limiting at the same time the
land conversion, innovative and bankable technologies are required to enable trees planting on arid
and degraded soil.
The MTP represents a cost-effective, nature-inspired system able to integrate already
existing technologies in a truly innovative manner with the overall aim to scale-up trees
planting practices at the needed scale leveraging increasing adverse conditions such
as soil salinity and desertification.
The reverse engineering of biological system, starting from Mangrove forests, and open-
source components allow for the cost-effective optimization of the three integrated core
technologies, i.e. desalination units, organic incubators and IoT devices, with the strategic target to
deliver a passive, modular and smart system enabling trees planting in adverse environments.