ISA sets a new standard at the 2016 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championships by focusing on becoming carbon neutral. The International Surfing Association (ISA) and the Local Organising Committee, Tourism Fiji, will in coordination with the Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park in Myanmar and Starboard plant 4000 mangroves absorbing up to 4000 tons CO2 over the next 20 years.
“Svein Rasmussen // Chief Innovator, Starboard” The oceans where we practice watersports regulate the climate and house 99% of the biosphere, controlling the weather and providing oxygen for every breath we take. We are excited to see ISA involved in the efficient mangrove planting program and look forward to reviewing all the participants flights and emissions for the total calculation to ensure that the mangrove planting will balance the emissions. Mangroves have a vital role in protection of lives and properties in vulnerable coastal communities from tsunamis and extreme weather. Mangroves increase seafood stocks up to 50% and have several important features that help curb climate change.
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