Kelp Blue Wins Zayed Sustainability Prize for Climate Action
[Dubai, December 1st, 2023] – Kelp Blue were selected as the winners of the prestigious Zayed Sustainability Prize in the Climate Action category. Recognition was given for the large-scale positive climate impact growing giant kelp forests on the planet, by enhancing ocean health and sequestering carbon.
The Zayed Sustainability Prize, initiated by the UAE in 2008, recognizes impactful sustainable solutions in Health, Food, Energy, Water, Climate Action, and Global High Schools. Honoring the legacy of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, it has celebrated 106 winners, positively impacting over 378 million lives worldwide in 15 years.
Innovative Solutions for a Global Challenge
Kelp Blue, founded in 2020, is at the forefront of sustainable innovation, specializing in the cultivation of giant kelp. With its primary operations based in Luderitz, Namibia. Kelp Blue is committed to addressing global challenges such as climate change, marine biodiversity loss and job creation. Kelp Blue recognizes the transformative power of inspiration in fostering positive change. By cultivating giant kelp, the company seeks to restore marine biodiversity, promote carbon sequestration, support a healthier ocean ecosystem, inspire a global shift towards sustainable practices and environmental stewardship.
Kelp Blue’s unique approach involves cultivating giant kelp forests and using only the canopy to produce biostimulants. These products empower farmers to reduce synthetic fertilizer while boosting plant resilience to climate stress and increasing yields.
At the heart of Kelp Blue’s success are four key ‘Returns’: Nature, where they prioritize planetary health and biodiversity; Social, ensuring positive impact in every operation; Inspiration, driving transformative change; and Finance, aimed at exceptional shareholder returns to amplify their impact.
Advantages of Giant Kelp
Giant kelp, one of the fastest-growing organisms, offers diverse applications in a multitude of products from pharmaceuticals to textiles, and more. Kelp Blue’s cultivation approach requires no fertilizers, pesticides, land, or freshwater.
Recognition of Other Finalists
The Zayed Sustainability Prize also recognized the remarkable achievements of finalists CarbonCure Technologies and the Foundation for Amazon Sustainability. CarbonCure Technologies is spearheading concrete solutions that significantly reduce embodied carbon emissions in the built environment, revolutionizing concrete production into a network of carbon removal factories.
Meanwhile, the Foundation for Amazon Sustainability, operating in Brazil’s Amazon region, has made significant strides in conservation, community development, and reducing deforestation, marking 15 years of impactful initiatives.
For more information about the Zayed Sustainability prize, please visit the Zayed Sustainability website.
For more information about Kelp Blue, please visit their website.