Family Room

The family room has two sections: a Press room and a Data room.

It contains the information on what we do and how we do it. It is for our donors and also to help others to duplicate our fund for more plantations initiatives.

News and events

Video produced for Blue Mangrove : by Stéphane Van Haute, Climate Adaptation, Friendship Luxembourg.

Video produced for Blue Mangrove : by Stéphane Van Haute, Climate Adaptation, Friendship Luxembourg.

MANGROVES AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Video produced for Blue Mangrove :Kazi Amdadul Hoque, Senior Director-Strategic Planning & Head of Climate Action, Friendship Bangladesh.

Video produced for Blue Mangrove :Kazi Amdadul Hoque, Senior Director-Strategic Planning & Head of Climate Action, Friendship Bangladesh.

FRIENDSHIP EXPERIENCE IN MANGROVES AFFORESTATION
Video produced for Blue Mangrove Runa Khan, Founder & Executive Director, Friendship Bangladesh.

Video produced for Blue Mangrove Runa Khan, Founder & Executive Director, Friendship Bangladesh.

FRIENDSHIP HOLISTIC INTEGRATED APPROACH  
Video produced for Blue Mangrove by Prof. Dr. Farid Dahdouh-Guebas, Free University of Brussels.

Video produced for Blue Mangrove by Prof. Dr. Farid Dahdouh-Guebas, Free University of Brussels.

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF MANGROVE TREES
Video produced for Blue Mangrove by Ms. Beatrice Kaldun, UNESCO Representative in Bangladesh

Video produced for Blue Mangrove by Ms. Beatrice Kaldun, UNESCO Representative in Bangladesh

THE GEOGRAPHIC CONTEXT: THE SUNDARBANS
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

On October 10, ahead of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, Friendship brought together grassroots actors in disaster management together with the Honourable Minister for Disaster Management and Relief, high officials from the Department of Disaster Management and major national and international development organisations. The event highlighted the unheard voices at the forefront of […]
Photography exhibition by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Photography exhibition by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

An exhibition in partnership with Friendship Luxembourg of the work of Yann Arthus-Bertrand exhibited in the pop-up store of Friendship Luxembourg.  
Exhibition photographies K.M Asad au Luxembourg

Exhibition photographies K.M Asad au Luxembourg

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Data Room

The best way to create trust, transparency and emulation is to share our assumptions, our sources and our results with all. This section is updated regularly with all our sources of data..
CO2 ASSUMPTIONS Documents we used to build our assumptions for our footprint calculation and compensation mechanism. CO2 ASSUMPTIONS
PLANTATIONS MAPS AND GPS LOCATIONS GPS coordinates and locations on our plantation areas. PLANTATIONS MAPS AND GPS LOCATIONS
FUND TERMS, BUDGET & FINANCE This section provides the Terms between the Fund and the Donors, donation information, investment breakdown and use of funds (budget). FUND TERMS, BUDGET & FINANCE
PARTNERS AND FRIENDS This section lists the partners and friends of the Blue Mangrove Fund. All are important to the success of our initiative. PARTNERS AND FRIENDS
LIBRARY & DOCUMENTATION Some scientific articles and studies on Mangroves. LIBRARY & DOCUMENTATION
  • Glossary on different CO2 terms

    What do all the terms (GHG, CO2, CO2e, and Carbon) mean.
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  • CO2 absorption capacity by mangrove trees

    Detailed calculation done by Friendship on the CO2 absorption capacity of our mangrove plantation.
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  • Fund ticket calculation

    This document includes all the data used to determine the donation necessary to offset the CO2 footprint of one person.
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  • CO2 per capita by country

    The average CO2 emissions per person are very different from a country to another and often depend on the level of income. This graph gives some numbers for comparison.
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  • Calculation of CO2 Footprint of a family of 4

    This sheet gives a template for a rough calculation of your CO2 footprint.
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  • Blue Mangrove - GPS plantations locations (67ha)

    These are the locations and maps of the plantations zones dedicated to the Blue Mangrove Fund.
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  • Mangrove plantations zones (40ha) funded by the Ministry of Environment of Luxembourg

    These are the locations and maps of the mangroves zones, 40ha already planted, funded by the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development of Luxembourg.
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  • Mangrove plantations zones (60ha) funded by the Ministry of Environment of Luxembourg

    These are the locations and maps of the mangroves zones, 60ha already planted, funded by the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development of Luxembourg.
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  • Summary of World Heritage text from web

    Blue Mangrove is in the perimeter of the World Heritage Program. If we plant mangroves they will be protected under the UNESCO deal.
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  • Blue Mangrove Fund Prospectus and Main Terms

    This is the document that will be signed between the donor and the fund, outlining the terms of the Blue Mangrove Fund.
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  • Context analysis of Bangladesh

    This document gives insights about the geographical, environmental, economical and political context in Bangladesh from the perspective of the climate change. It sets out why mangroves are locally appropriate and a well recognized solution to address climate change.
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  • List of activities at field level

    This document details all the activities that are done at field level by the Operating Team in Bangladesh, with the communities.
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  • Donation banking instructions for Belgium

    This document gives you the banking details and the communication structure for your payment.
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  • Tax deduction rules in Belgium

    For Private and Corporations.
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  • Statutes of Friendship Belgium

    Blue Mangrove is an initiative of Friendship Belgium, a non profit organisation dedicated to support Friendship in Bangladesh.
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  • Budget for 50ha of Mangrove plantation

    This is the spreadsheet we use with Friendship Bangladesh to determine the exact costs for planting, protecting and managing mangroves plantations.
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  • Costs breakdown

    Based on the above budget, this sheet shows the breakdown between variable and fixed costs to run the plantations. The sheet includes is the estimated split of costs year by year.
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  • CO2 Real Time Market Price per Ton

    This is the link giving you real time information on the Market price of one ton of CO2e.
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  • Operational Team in Bangladesh

    This is a chart showing the implementation team of Friendship Bangladesh who are making this project possible at field level.
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  • Elvinger Hoss Prussen

    Elvinger Hoss Prussen is a Luxembourg law firm which assists us pro bono on legal matters.
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  • Prof. Dr. Farid DAHDOUH-GUEBAS from Université Libre de Bruxelles

    Dr. Dahdouh-Guebas is our knowledgeable support in assuring good scientific practice.
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  • Gouvernement du Grand Duché du Luxembourg

    The Ministry of Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg is since 2 years the first institutional donator dedicated to a plantation and human restoration project with Friendship in Bangladesh. Their pioneer support was key to the learning curve of the Fund.
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  • International Union for Conservation of Nature

    Friendship is a member of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Also present in Bangladesh, IUCN confirmed the validity of mangrove plantations.
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  • International Centre for Climate Change and Development

    Friendship is backed by ICCAD an organisation involved in research on climate change implications and solutions in Bangladesh.
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  • Raiffeisen

    Raiffeisen bank has designed a commercial incentive for their clients contributing to a Friendship mangrove plantation project.
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  • GoodPlanet Foundation

    Yann Arthus-Bertrand is the founder of GoodPlanet. With their talent as photographers and film makers they produce regularly images for all our initiatives.
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  • K M Asad Photography

    K M Asad is our local talented photographer commissioned to illustrate Bluemangrove.fund web site
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  • Article on Mangroves life cycle

    Satelite technology allows to follow mangrove growth, Blue mangrove is aiming at using this technology. This is a pilot project.
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  • Have mangrove restoration projects worked - An in-depth study in Sri Lanka_ Evaluation of mangrove restoration in Sri Lanka

    An interesting article on evaluating the CO2 impact of a mangrove project in Sri Lanka.
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  • Literature review carbon sequestration

    A glossary of various scientific papers on mangrove plantations compiled by Giovanna Wolswijk PHD candidate at Brussels Free University (ULB)
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  • Mangrove absorption capacity - source document

    A key source of data used by Blue Mangrove to asses effciency of mangrove plantation and soil capture efficiency on a time scale.
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  • Agriculture CO2 impact in world

    An article from the Economist with plenty of numbers. Beef for example represents 8.5 % of world CO2 impact
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