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Lac Rose – Senegal 29-30 may
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Lac Rose is an incredible pink-coloured lake located 30 km from Dakar. A place surrounded by sea that symbolises the impact of climate change on these ecosystems.

Oceans are the lungs of the Earth. And the survival of humanity depends on their protection. Climate change and unsustainable human activities are distorting their balance.

Climate challenges include rising sea-levels - putting the very existence of some islands at risk - and ocean warming, contributing to the deterioration of ecosystems such as coral reefs. Not to mention the contamination of their waters.

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Climate challenges include rising sea-levels - putting the very existence of some islands at risk - and ocean warming, contributing to the deterioration of ecosystems such as coral reefs. Not to mention the contamination of their waters.

Mangrove ecosystems play an important role in the progress of coastal communities in the likes of Senegal, providing essential goods and services. In addition to being a carbon store, they act as flood barriers and create natural fish farms.

THE PROBLEM

Oceans are the main carbon stores, but they are in crisis: half of coral reefs and a third of mangroves and seagrasses have already been lost, leaving between 100 and 300 million people vulnerable to flooding. Crucial fish stocks are on the point of collapse, threatening not only food security for the human population that depends on them but the entire food chain.

Plastics, oil spills and agrochemicals are destroying ocean environments and contaminating food chains. Climate change is causing our oceans to heat up, making them more acidic, and bleaching coral reefs, melting the ice at the poles and endangering the life they sustain.

SOLUTIONS

  • Extreme E will bring its partners together to address the region's most critical social and environmental issues — rising sea levels, marine ecosystem degradation and desertification — aggravated by overfishing, inadequate waste management and climate change.

  • The project will focus on five areas totalling 60 hectares, the equivalent of around 112 football pitches, with the aim of reforesting mangroves, providing education to local populations and improving social cohesion.

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