Blue Carbon Board Game : The importance of the coastal ecosystems
The coastal ecosystem consists of plants and organisms that can survive at the borders between ocean and land. Like other forests, it is full of plants that help regulate the temperature of the earth. For example, mangrove forests are able to absorb carbon 3-5 times faster than other types of forest. This process is called blue carbon. To illustrate the term, it is the process by which carbon is captured by the world's ocean and coastal ecosystems.
Undoubtedly, the coastal ecosystem is a key defence against climate change.
Therefore, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) is developing the Blue Carbon Board Game with Mr. Perus Saranurak, the game designer, Mr. Somneuk Sunprasit from the Green World Foundation, and other partners. The primary goal of creating this board game is to stimulate the public's curiosity and realisation about the components of the coastal ecosystem, its role in regard to carbon storage and coastal protection, and its importance in the fight against climate change.
In order to gain a better picture, FNF Thailand team decided to go to Rayong province with our partners to explore the mangrove forests at Prasae Estuary and Tung Prong Thong Golden Mangrove Field. Apart from displaying the game's mock-up model to local government officials and residents, we have acquired a great deal of knowledge from this fieldwork.
This article is written by Tanathorn Songrujirapatt (Project Assistant of FNF Thailand)