MQDC helps launch Blue Carbon Society with film preview

Monday 12 March 2108 – MQDC sponsored a preview screening of the BBC wildlife documentary ‘Earth: One Amazing Day’ at the launch of Blue Carbon Society (BCS), an association dedicated to preserving and restoring marine and coastal ecosystems. BCS’s founders, Dr. Jwanwat Ahriyavraromp and, Khun Thippaporn Ahriyavraromp shared the group’s goals at a forum before the film presentation, at Siam Pavalai Royal Grand Theatre in Siam Paragon. Blue carbon, the carbon stored by environments like mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, and tidal marshes, is vital to countering climate change, they said. Mr. Martin Hart-Hansen, Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP Thailand, also gave a keynote speech. The film’s director, Richard Dale, and producer, Stephen McDonogh, then discussed the documentary before the screening. The event generated an enthusiastic response, with many registrations for BCS and loud applause for the movie.