The UN World Compact, Lloyd’s Register Basis and CNRS launch Secure Seaweed Coalition to drive a sustainable trade

Seaweed performs a major position in meals safety, local weather change mitigation, supporting biodiversity in marine ecosystems and contributing to job creation and poverty alleviation

New York, NY, March 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UNITED NATIONS, New York, 17 March 2021 — The United Nations World Compact and Lloyd’s Register Basis, in partnership with the Centre Nationwide de la Recherche Scientifique (CRNS), in the present day launched a world coalition to assist a secure, sustainable and scalable seaweed trade to handle a few of the world’s most urgent world challenges. The Secure Seaweed Coalition is the primary initiative to convene stakeholders from throughout the globe to unlock the complete potential of seaweed to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Improvement Objectives.

Seaweed has a major position in meals safety, local weather change mitigation, supporting biodiversity in marine ecosystems and contributing to job creation and poverty alleviation. It additionally gives a nutritious supply of meals to people and animals and a few compounds can be utilized as an alternative to plastics in addition to for pure fertilizers or new medical remedies. Seaweed can also be a key supply of jobs and revenues to coastal communities, significantly for ladies. Seaweed also can act as a type of carbon sequestration and is more and more getting used as a ‘nature-based answer’ to mitigate local weather change and restore abundance within the ocean ecosystem.

The Secure Seaweed Coalition builds on the suggestions outlined within the Seaweed Manifesto, a collaborative report developed by the Lloyd’s Register Basis and the UN World Compact in 2020 and can carry collectively various stakeholders from throughout the seaweed trade to determine the important infrastructure, rules and applied sciences required to drive this new sort of cultivation to scale. The Coalition has three core aims:

  • Shopper security – Making certain seaweed merchandise meet generally agreed upon security requirements to be used by customers

  • Environmental security – Making certain seaweed manufacturing and processing takes place in concord with native ecosystems and improves ocean biodiversity

  • Operational security – Making certain the welfare of employees is protected at each stage of the seaweed worth chain

Vincent Doumeizel, Director of the Meals Programme at Lloyd’s Register Basis and Senior Advisor to the UN World Compact, commenting on the Coalition’s launch, mentioned: “Seaweed could be the best untapped useful resource on the planet. This nascent trade is presently extremely disconnected and missing in world security requirements to scale up. Security is a pre-competitive matter and an incredible level of convening. By coming collectively in solidarity, we will leverage seaweed to handle a few of the most urgent world challenges.”

Sanda Ojiambo, CEO & Government Director of UN World Compact, mentioned:

“With the COP26 and UN Meals System Summit conferences happening later this 12 months and a renewed deal with the Decade of Motion, there may be rising recognition of the pressing want to search out options to mitigate local weather change and translate the Sustainable Improvement Objectives into actuality. The Secure Seaweed Coalition will facilitate multilateral collaboration to speed up the seaweed trade’s potential to handle a few of the world’s most urgent issues.”

The Monetary Instances will host a public digital occasion to launch the Secure Seaweed Coalition on 17 March. Extra data on tips on how to register for the launch might be discovered right here.

These serious about becoming a member of the Secure Seaweed Coalition can electronic mail secretariat@safeseaweedcoalition.org.

Media Contacts:

Alex Gee

media@unglobalcompact.org

NOTES TO EDITORS

In regards to the United Nations World Compact

As a particular initiative of the UN Secretary-Normal, the United Nations World Compact is a name to corporations all over the place to align their operations and methods with Ten Ideas within the areas of human rights, labour, surroundings and anti-corruption. Our ambition is to speed up

and scale the worldwide collective affect of enterprise by upholding the Ten Ideas and delivering the Sustainable Improvement Objectives by way of accountable corporations and ecosystems that allow change. With greater than 12,000 corporations and three,000 non-business signatories primarily based in over 160 nations, and 69 Native Networks, the UN World Compact is the world’s largest company sustainability initiative — one World Compact uniting enterprise for a greater world.

For extra data, observe @globalcompact on social media and go to our web site at unglobalcompact.org.

About Lloyd’s Register Basis

Lloyd’s Register Basis is an impartial world charity with a singular construction and an vital mission: engineering a safer world. We deal with probably the most urgent world security challenges corresponding to Meals Security and improve the protection of life and property at sea, on land, and within the air. We do that by supporting prime quality analysis, accelerating know-how to software, and thru training and public outreach. Our distinctive construction comes from the truth that we personal a major buying and selling firm, Lloyd’s Register Group. We share the identical mission and work collectively to make the world a safer place.

For extra data, please go to www.lrfoundation.org.uk

In regards to the Secure Seaweed Coalition

From smallholder farmers to multinational companies, specialised analysis institutes, and

worldwide organizations, the Secure Seaweed Coalition will draw on various experience and experiences from each the private and non-private sector to drive progress for the seaweed trade to achieve its full potential. The coalition will strengthen connections inside the seaweed trade to unlock the financial, social and environmental advantages of this distinctive useful resource.

To register assist for the Seaweed Manifesto please click on right here and for extra data please go to: https://seaweedrevolution.reside.ft.com/residence

ABOUT CNRS

The CNRS is the biggest European public analysis group, with about 1,100 companies and/or analysis items all through the nation. As a multidisciplinary establishment, it covers all fields of scientific analysis, driving varied packages and actions designed to handle society and trade expectations. Three CNRS analysis departments, situated on the Station Biologique de Roscoff (SBR), a famend analysis and coaching heart in marine biology and oceanography, collectively operated by the CNRS and Sorbonne College (SU) contribute to seaweed analysis.

CONTACT: Media Staff United Nations World Compact (212) 907-1301 media@unglobalcompact.org

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