A study of the ecosystem services being provided by mangroves in the Kochi district, initiated under ICLEI South Asia’s INTERACT-Bio project, has been completed. The study has also helped to shape an investment case on nature-based solutions for mangroves, which are being finalised by ICLEI South Asia.
The INTERACT-Bio project is being funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety, and Consumer Protection (BMU).
The work on mangroves was initiated in 2019, with a meeting of the concerned technical support group being held in Kochi to discuss the baseline information that had been collected and the work plan. The group also discussed the project’s alignment with several international conventions and how it could be replicated across the globe.