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Plans for ‘world's largest coastal regeneration project' revealed in Dubai

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A stretch of over 70 kilometers (43 miles) of shoreline in Dubai could be the site of a large coastal regeneration project called Dubai Mangroves. The project aims to plant over 100 million mangroves, which can absorb over 1.2 million metric tons of CO2 per year. These mangroves will act as a defense system against coastal erosion and rising sea levels. The project also includes plans for cycling lanes and a floating community for marine research. Dubai Mangroves is set to combat climate change, increase biodiversity, and promote ecologically responsible tourism. Technology, such as AI and drones, will be utilized for efficient planting and monitoring of the mangroves. The project is expected to enhance urban liveability and improve air quality in Dubai.