THE United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to host the conference of the parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), more commonly referred to as COP28, in November.
The event is set to attract about 80,000 attendees from around the world.
The Gulf state announced an ambitious target ahead of the international gathering by promising to plant ten mangrove trees for every attendee.
The ambitious pledge could mean that an estimated 800,000 mangrove trees could be planted in Abu Dhabi after the event.
The mangrove trees will be planted in coastal areas during the winter months, which is said to be the best time for the species to grow.
The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi said local officials will plant the mangroves using drone technology in the last quarter of the year.
The pledge is part of the UAE national net zero 2050 initiative and the country’s goal of planting 100 million mangroves by 2030.