Mangrove forests play important roles in climate change mitigation. With an area equal to tropical rain forests, the mangrove forests contain three to five times more carbon. In addition to its function in preventing coastal erosion caused by abrasion, the mangrove ecosystem also creates a buffer zone by catching organic-rich sediment brought by sea-level rise.
Mangrove ecosystem restoration and conservation have become a flagship mitigation action both conducted and encouraged by the government. Include in the actions are: