Five trees or a latte? Coastal communities seek help for mangroves
Photograph: © Coastal Care
Would you forgo a cup of coffee to plant mangroves aimed at helping coastal communities fend off climate change?
A Singapore-based online platform is to launch an app and website in the next six months using blockchain technology to fund mangrove restoration projects across India and Southeast Asia, to add 1 billion mangrove trees by 2025.
Users will be able to select a project and, once the funding target is met, track its progress through video, photograph and data updates, and monitor forest growth drawing on satellite images and algorithms…