Powering the seaweed revolution

Senior industry leaders have announced the launch of the first global seaweed coalition

With the arrival of COP26 and active UN support, there is now a sense of urgency around environmental concerns that must be harnessed and turned into action if the ambitions of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) are to be met. Oceanic environments, damaged by pollution, climate change and over-exploitation of resources, can be restored through the safe cultivation of seaweed. But the success of this restorative project will depend on multiple factors: the international public must consume more edible seaweed products, material benefits must be communicated more clearly and with wider advocacy, supply chains and safe cultivation practices have to be established, monitored and maintained.

 The Financial Times, in partnership with Lloyd’s Register Foundation, was delighted to present this public dialogue to coincide with the launch of the 
Safe Seaweed Coalition. This digital event discussed the convergence of investment and interest around seaweed and what needs to be done to establish critical infrastructure, regulations and technologies to power the safe restoration of oceanic environments.

Read more at: https://seaweedrevolution.live.ft.com/