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New Carbon Flux Towers Support Falkland Islands’ Progress to Net Zero

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) is embarking on a project to install flux towers in the Falkland Islands, aiming to guide the restoration of its extensive peatlands. These wetland ecosystems, covering approximately 40 percent of the Falklands, are crucial for mitigating climate change and supporting diverse wildlife. However, human activities such as sheep grazing and agricultural drainage have adversely affected many peatland areas. By measuring carbon dioxide emissions and absorption, the flux towers will provide essential data to inform restoration efforts, benefiting iconic Falklands wildlife like Magellanic penguins and sealions, while also bolstering tourism and conservation endeavors.

Led by UKCEH biogeochemist Professor Chris Evans, the installation of four flux towers represents a significant step towards environmental sustainability in the Falkland Islands. Through meticulous data collection and analysis, facilitated by UKCEH's expertise in managing greenhouse gas monitoring networks, the project aims to enhance understanding of the local environment and carbon footprint. With two towers funded by the Falkland Islands Government and two by the UK's Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), this collaborative effort involving Falklands Conservation, South Atlantic Environmental Research Institution, and British Antarctic Survey, underscores the commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions and advancing conservation practices in the Falkland Islands.





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  • johnte ndeto

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    This project highlights the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in addressing environmental challenges.

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    • We Don't Have Time

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      • Kevin

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        The progression to net zero will be live and televised! Kudos for the amazing work

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        • Joseph Githinji

          7 w

          This is a major step towards the roadmap to achieve net zero carbon emissions for Falkland Islands.

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          • Rotich Kim

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            the movement shows great investment on carbon-friendly method

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            • Gorffly mokua

              7 w

              This is an important initiative that demonstrates the potential for innovative solutions to address environmental challenges & contribute towards a more sustainable future👏

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              • Esther Wanjiku

                7 w

                The pursuit for net zero continues gathering more traction, great that the towers will monitor and track emissions in real time

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                • Chris Ndungu

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                  The collaboration between new carbon flax towers & Falkland island will bring positive progress not only to net zero, but also to achieve climate demand.

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                  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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                    It's interesting that the Falkland Islands will soon achieve net zero emissions with the support of Carbon flax towers. This is a positive step towards addressing climate change.

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                    • Felix mokaya

                      7 w

                      Its good news that New carbon flax towers support Falkland islands progress to net zero .This is crucial for mitigating climate change and supporting diverse wildlife.

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                      • Gorffly mokua

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                        @felix_mokaya I completely agree, it is a positive step towards achieving net-zero carbon emissions & protecting biodiversity..

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