Menzies Aviation has committed to funding the planting of 70,000 mangroves as part of the Million Mangroves project

Run by Climate Impact Partners, specialists in carbon market solutions, the Million Mangroves project aims to deliver mangrove restoration to threatened coastal areas around the world including China, Kenya, Indonesia, and Mexico.

Known as ‘the wonder tree,’ mangroves are estimated to store four times more carbon than a rainforest, making them a highly effective natural climate solution. By storing excess carbon, they help to reduce global warming as there is less carbon dioxide trapped in the atmosphere.

Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 14 (conserving life below water) and 15 (protecting and restoring life on land), mangrove regeneration helps to stabilise coastlines, protecting them from storm surges and erosion, and provides homes for many varieties of fish, crab, and shrimp. It forms part of Menzies’ All In plan for a fair and sustainable future, which outlines the company’s goal to reach net-zero across scopes 1, 2 and 3 by 2045.

Katy Reid, head of sustainability and corporate responsibility at Menzies Aviation, said: “Menzies’ commitment to building a fair and sustainable future isn’t confined to our operations; we are also passionate about restoring and protecting the environment we live in. With over 35% of the world’s mangroves having been lost since 1980, restoring these ‘wonder trees’ is one of the most effective ways of cutting emissions and supporting biodiversity. We’re proud to work with Climate Impact Partners in support of this wonderful project.”

Menzies will fund the planting of 70,000 mangroves
Menzies will fund the planting of 70,000 mangroves Menzies Aviation