Tidal wetland restoration and reforestation play a crucial role in MACUN International LLC's environmental efforts. Our project, known as "bluemangrove," serves as a significant pillar in our commitment. We specialize in developing investable "blue carbon" reforestation projects that focus on removing carbon dioxide (CDR) from tidal-based sources. At the heart of our initiatives lies the restoration and afforestation of degraded Mangrove habitats.
As a Switzerland-based company, we actively engage in collaboration with host governments through Private Public Partnerships (PPP). This strategic partnership allows us to leverage the expertise and support of a global network of leading experts and international partners. Through this collaboration, we strengthen our knowledge base, expand our operational capacity, and minimize the risks associated with the project execution.
Our ultimate goal is to build a diverse portfolio of tidal-based CDR sites and green projects across various geographical locations. By combining innovative approaches, extensive partnerships, and meticulous execution, we strive to make a lasting impact in the field of environmental conservation and sustainable development.
The bluemangrove project endeavors to secure funds from a diverse range of domestic and international corporations, institutional investors, and non-profit donors. With their invaluable support, we strive to create the necessary resources to achieve our shared goals: reducing their carbon footprint and safeguarding our collective future.
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Our projects are specially designed to achieve real Carbon Dioxide Removals (CDRs). Through our efforts, we effectively remove (sequestrate) greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and store them durably in plants and ocean soil. We create new wilderness and enhance biodiversity.
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To prevent a climate catastrophe, it is vital that we implement strategies to remove excess Greenhouse gases from the atmosphere while urgently safeguarding and enhancing biodiversity.
One of the most effective solutions lies in nature-based approaches: Reforestation and afforestation of degraded natural habitats play a crucial role in combating climate change.
The bluemangrove project offers a significant opportunity to restore over +180,000 hectares of arid land that was once depleted or destroyed Mangrove habitats. The time to take action is now.
More and more responsible institutional investors and companies are committed to making a positive impact on both people and the planet. Additionally, regulations are increasingly aligning with this direction. By joining forces, we have the collective power to make a significant and meaningful difference.
Science-based versus scientifically verified
When information is considered science-based, it means that it is derived from scientific principles, methods, and evidence. This information is rooted in the established body of scientific knowledge, which has been accumulated over time through repeated experimentation, peer review, and replication of results. Science-based information is generally considered reliable and trustworthy because it is based on objective observations and data.
Scientifically verified information goes one step further than being science-based. It refers to information that has been rigorously tested, reviewed, and confirmed by multiple independent researchers or scientific organizations. The verification process ensures that the findings or claims are robust, reproducible, and supported by a consensus within the scientific community. Verification often involves replication studies, peer review, and scrutiny from experts in the relevant field.
Our Mangrove reforestation efforts prioritize degraded or depleted ecosystems. We ensure that all our projects are real, additional, and undergo rigorous third-party scientific verification to ensure impact and long-term permanence. The scientific methodologies are either specific or embrace a holistic approach that considers the ecological changes and transformations resulting and measured from reforestation activities. By restoring large-scale depleted ecosystems, we aim to facilitate the transition of these areas into thriving wilderness.
Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), our endeavors are genuine and additional, and they demonstrate a commitment to rebuild ecosystems. They undergo thorough verification by reputable certification bodies such as Gold Standard or other well-known entities. In line with the ITMO (Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcome) rulebook, our projects aim for "corresponding adjustments", ensuring their effectiveness in mitigating carbon emissions. Furthermore, we distinguish ourselves from the "Agroforestry" models by emphasizing the reforestation and rebuilding of ecosystems on a significant scale into lasting wilderness. To prevent any double counting, our projects are excluded from Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). With a strong focus on habitat preservation and long-term sustainability, our ultimate goal is to eliminate greenwashing and double counting practices, paving the way for a truly impactful and resilient ecosystem.
The most effective way to address carbon emissions is by preventing them altogether. Nature itself offers the most efficient technology for carbon sequestration, surpassing any human-made alternatives. However, the benefits of nature go beyond carbon sequestration alone, providing a multitude of invaluable ecosystem services.
We encourage every investor and business to prioritize emission reduction and avoidance measures before considering compensation methods. However, if carbon sequestration for offsetting becomes necessary, we are here to provide assistance and support.
Mangrove forests are remarkable carbon sinks, surpassing the carbon sequestration capacity of other forests. They sequester carbon at a rate two to four times greater than that of mature tropical forests and store three to five times more carbon per equivalent area compared to iconic tropical forests like the Amazon rainforest. Notably, mangroves are resilient to burning, thrive in saltwater environments, and require no fertilizers or pesticides for their growth.
We use scientific-based methodologies to embrace a holistic approach that considers the ecological changes and transformations resulting from reforestation activities, fostering the transition of restored areas into wilderness. All our endeavors, including those aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are genuine, additional, demonstrate permanence, and undergo third-party verification by reputable certification bodies like Gold Standard or other well-known entities. Our projects also comply with the ITMO (Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcome) rule book, ensuring adherence to corresponding adjustments.
We provide two compensation options for unavoidable carbon emissions:
Direct Investment in our Mangrove Reforestation: Our approach involves direct investment in mangrove reforestation projects. As these trees grow, they generate valuable carbon credits, making it an asset with significant environmental benefits. Unlike traditional "plant-a-tree" initiatives, we take a broader perspective by leveraging diverse ecosystems to promote adaptation, reduce disaster risks, and preserve biodiversity. Our goal is not only to combat climate change but also to alleviate local poverty, mitigate conflicts stemming from poverty and hunger, and promote positive narratives highlighting the impacts on people, climate, and nature.
Carbon Credit Sales for Offsetting: We sell carbon credits derived from our mangrove forests to offset carbon emissions. These credits adhere to rigorous scientific baselines accepted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and are scientific verified by independent international verification bodies. They are fully compliant with the latest provisions of the Paris Agreement, including the new Articles governing carbon markets. Bilateral agreements between countries establish clear rules for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), ITMOs metrics, adjustments, proceeds, and adaptation finance. Notably, the recent COP26 climate summit approved Article 6, which governs carbon markets under the Paris Agreement. To avoid double counting, our reforestation land plots are excluded from NDCs, ensuring the integrity of carbon accounting. Moreover, we ensure that our carbon credits have the necessary governmental allowances for exportation.
Rest assured, we fully comply with all the requirements outlined in the carbon market rulebook of the Paris Agreement.
Note: *A carbon credit represents one tonne of CO2.
We Grow the Numbers
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Projects in MENA Region, West-Africa, Central America
Intent: We acknowledge our responsibility to promote and invest in a more sustainable economy for the betterment of society and the planet.
Collaboration: We acknowledge that the active involvement of our scientific partners, investors, corporations, and host governments is crucial in achieving our shared goal. Together, through collaboration and collective effort, we can make significant progress towards our objectives.
Experience: We have a proven track record in successfully implementing carbon reduction and removal projects with our professional network and partners. We only work with knowledgeable professionals be it in nursery management, bio genetics, hydrology, environmental remediation or logistics.
Impact: We are fully committed to complying with the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius. We prioritize the construction of genuine, additional, scientifically verified, and actively maintained carbon sinks with long-lasting effects by establishing wilderness.
Innovation: We streamline operational expenses (OPEX) by harnessing advanced technologies like high-tech solutions, agritech, remote sensing, AI data analysis, satellite data, and surveillance. These innovative tools empower us to optimize efficiency and effectiveness throughout our operations.
Scalability: Our plots are huge. Our ultimate objective is to develop a robust portfolio of investment-grade carbon removal project blueprint that can get easier financed for a low-carbon future. All our projects are designed with scalability in mind, allowing for larger-scale implementation and impact.
Accountability and global reach are fundamental aspects to consider in our pursuit of achieving net-zero emissions. We recognize the importance of actual greenhouse gas removal as an essential component of this endeavor. Additionally, restoring, reforesting, and conserving nature are critical actions to establish authentic carbon sinks and mitigate the adverse effects of ongoing global warming. We operate under the scrutiny and governance of stakeholders who are actively involved in our initiatives.
We understand that relying solely on "plant-a-tree" initiatives falls short of providing the necessary ecological permanence and habitat found in genuine forest ecosystems. Instead, we embrace the diverse array of ecosystems, leveraging their resilience to foster adaptation, reduce the risks of disasters, preserve and enhance biodiversity, and address local poverty while preventing civil conflicts. By doing so, we establish a comprehensive approach that integrates environmental sustainability and social well-being.
Why choose to engage with us?
We are dedicated to supporting the global fight against climate change while actively contributing to the restoration of nature and recognizing its invaluable array of services.
Our commitment involves working closely with governments to provide assistance in the conservation, restoration, and effective management of salt-water ecosystems, with a particular focus on vital habitats like mangrove forests.
Through our extensive experience and the knowledge gained from previous successful mangrove reforestation projects, we are confident in our ability to make a meaningful impact.
In addition to ecological restoration, we prioritize the socioeconomic development of local communities by empowering them to participate in the greening of their coastal areas. This approach creates job opportunities and generates income, fostering sustainable growth.
By financing and carrying out restoration initiatives, we aim to recover the areas of nature that have been devastated by human activities, pollution and natural disasters. Specifically, we strive to replant mangrove forests in their historical locations, leveraging their unique ability to thrive in saltwater and brackish environments, eliminating the need for freshwater inputs.
How to engage with us?
As an institutional investor, you are actively seeking opportunities to invest in green infrastructure assets and real impact investments. Our funds specialize in the reforestation of degraded Mangrove habitats and restoration of tidal wetlands. In addition, we go beyond simple reforestation by fostering attached circular and sustainable economies, such as honey businesses, oyster farming, and Salicornia fields. These initiatives not only help alleviate local poverty but also contribute to food security. By supporting the permanence of the blue carbon ecosystem, we ensure the long-term viability and resilience of these valuable ecosystems.
Be it voluntary or obligatory, we need to return to our planet what we took from her. Whatever your offsetting needs are, we have a solution for your business. And rest assured. Your funds are channelled towards the highest quality projects possible: Those that accelerate our transition to a sustainable future: real, additional, verified and permanent. We are no agro-forestry, we do not compete with agricultural land. Mangroves do not burn, need no fertiliser and no pesticides.
We surpass the simplistic "plant-a-tree" approach by actively restoring entire ecosystems and simultaneously addressing economic poverty and inequality. While it is important to reduce our personal carbon footprint by making conscious choices in our daily activities such as eating, driving, and shopping, the scale of today's environmental challenges requires us all to do much more.
Through our projects, we strive to achieve multiple United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, recognizing that our efforts have far-reaching impacts that extend beyond environmental concerns alone.
We are proud of working together with our local partners
Let's draw inspiration from the transformative potential of nature-based solutions, which go beyond merely reducing our ecological footprint. These solutions offer the promise of regeneration and have the capacity to restore our planet.
We firmly believe that true wealth should be intricately connected to the health and functioning of our ecosystems. We invite you to witness for yourself the incredible ways in which we can collectively contribute to healing the Earth.
Humans are not destructive by nature but by habit
Founder of Regenerative Resources Corporation
Regenerative Resources Company is dedicated to utilizing seawater in sustainable agricultural practices, an innovative concept pioneered and validated by scientist Carl Hodges.
In August 2021, Macun International LLC forged a strategic partnership with Regenerative Resources Corporation to enhance our expertise and broaden our range of geographical plantation sites within our portfolio.
WE ARE OPEN FOR FUNDING REFORESTATION IN GHANA
We fully support policymakers' efforts to meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). However, our commitment extends beyond simply reducing and mitigating CO2e emissions. In addition to restoring degraded Mangrove habitats, we also actively promote the implementation of additional ecosystems and nature-based solutions.
IF ECOLOGICAL DEGRATION LEADS TO POVERTY, THEN ECOLOGY LEADS TO WEALTH
We understand that simply planting trees without addressing the root causes of deforestation is not a comprehensive solution. That's why we prioritize working in partnership with local communities to develop impactful nature-based solutions that address both economic and ecological aspects. Through our projects, we have demonstrated tangible evidence of fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
The Swiss Team
Dr. Hans-Ludwig Dankwardt, partner
Hans is focused on innovative water and renewal energy technologies, environmental engineering as well as food safety based on Seawater Agriculture in the Middle East Region.
Dr. Gabriele Roselius, partner
Gabriele designs strategic and operational frameworks for innovative, entrepreneurial situations, and has gained knowledge in managing business units at a global and regional level. She transforms climate risks into business opportunities and green impact investment.
Blaise Girard, partner
Blaise brings cross boarder advisory knowledge including debt and equity capital market financing, acquisitions, divestments, defence and portfolio optimisation.
Anthony Hawkins, team
Anthony advises on strategic issues, legal, risk management and helps to develop contractual agreements for our projects in the Middle East Region.
Dr. Abel Riaza-Frutos, team
Abel supports us with his knowledge in desalination, drinking water, wastewater treatment, reuse and Zero Liquid Discharge projects.
Dr. Roman Hohl, team
Roman consults with us on agriculture (re)insurances and risk transfer matters.
Tomoo Shoji MSc., team
Tomoo designs and facilitates the environmental project. Tomoo adds strong technical expertise to the reforestation project capabilities and execution.
Badar Yousuf Al Bulushi, team
Badar worked for the ministry of environmental authority & climate affairs of the Sultanate of Oman. He knows everything about large-scale mangrove transplanting projects. He heads and manages large scale transplanting projects.
Our International Partners
Neal Spackman, founder & CEO Regenerative Resources Corporation (RRC)
Neal manages the sites in Ghana and Mexico. He is founder and CEO of Regenerative Resources is an internationally recognized pioneer of hyperarid agroforestries.
Ned Daugherty, founder RRC
Ned is the founder of H20 Futures, which provided design and planning consultancies for passive energy system applications, including on-site ‘smart’ water capture, treatment and reuse, and productive landscape ecology. He is leading major land planning and architectural projects around the world.
Tahera Hamdani, founder RRC
Tahera is a change management specialist, with expertise in strategic advisory services and delivering large, complex transformation in dynamic and ever-evolving environments.
Howard Weiss, founder RRC
Howard has extensive knowledge of sea-water based agriculture through his work with the Seawater Foundation and Seawater Works, where he has acted as both Communications Director and Project Manager.
Christian Bertacchini, founder RRC
Christian runs the Latein America Operations. His expertise develops into collaborations with various governments to find innovative ways of furthering their economic development goals and meeting climate change adoption targets.
Douglas Isaacson, founder RRC
Douglas is the Director of Licensing & Partnerships. He has developed licensing and sponsorship programs for corporations, government and institutions.
Ecological Services, regenerative agricultures, environmental restoration, agricultural technology, economic development.
Forliance / Gold Standard
Support for the planning, implementation and optimisation of your land-use project. They offer support from pre-feasibility studies to full due diligence covering amongst others, assessments of environmental and climate risks, yield analyses, market potential, legal analyses, financial requirements and costs, ESG performance, and the development or assessment of business plans.
German University of Oman (GUTech/Dr. Hind)
We are a Swiss-based company collaborating with international partners to strengthen our network, expand our knowledge, and diversify our portfolio of ocean-based Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) sites and "green" projects across different geographic locations. All activities are regulated and audited.
We recognize that governments worldwide have come to appreciate the importance of embracing public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a vital approach to fulfilling infrastructure and basic service needs while contributing to poverty reduction. We are all in this together, sharing the same boat. We invite and urge you to join us in making a positive change.