Qatar’s Mangroves: Why they matter for climate change

60 km from the site of the UN climate change talks in Doha, Indonesian scientist Daniel Murdiyarso and Qatar-based scientist Mohamad Khawlie explore Qatar’s most important ecosystem – the mangroves – and explain their significance for climate change – both in absorbing carbon, and helping cities adapt to storms and sea level rises.

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