Coast 4C’s seaweed benefits our 4Cs: Communities, Commerce, Conservation and Climate
Traceable at source, sustainable seaweed, making underdeveloped communities self-sufficient, addressing environmental conservation, and the future of food security.
World Economic Forum video about Coast 4C’s innovation turning seaweed farmers into ocean and climate champions. Coast 4C is a winner of the UpLink Blue Food Challenge.
RE:TV, part of The Sustainable Markets Initiative, is a showcase for inspiring innovations and ideas that point the way towards a sustainable future. This short film explores Coast 4C’s work on regenerative seaweed aquaculture.
We aim to build the world’s largest supply of regenerative seaweed, benefiting the 4Cs of Communities, Commerce, Conservation and Climate.
Coast 4C is a social enterprise launched by ZSL in 2020 to drive ocean and climate restoration through inclusive value chains for regenerative seaweed and end-of-life fishing nets. Coast 4C builds on the award-winning Net-Works project co-created by ZSL and Interface which validated the inclusive value chain model in the Philippines and successfully tested replication in Cameroon and Indonesia. Take a look at one of our solutions for tackling marine plastic pollution that causes ghost fishing and how we work with responsible global markets to benefit people, planet and prosperity…
Video courtesy of Net-Works/Interface, 2013
Recognition & Research
Here is a selection of awards and articles. For more details of historical awards and articles please see our old Net-Works site here
WINNER of the World Economic Forum UpLink and Friends of Ocean Action ‘Blue Food Challenge’, 2021
Selected as one of 108 ‘Biodiversity Positive Practices and Actions Around the World’ for showcasing at UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP15, 2021
Guardian Sustainable Business Award 2015 – Collaboration category (ZSL & Interface for Net-Works).
of discarded fishing net diverted from the ocean and regenerated into high value carpet tiles, reducing ghost fishing
of the ocean protected in eight community-based marine protected areas that are 45 times the national average size
with gender equitable financial inclusion through 86 community banks in 32 villages
seaweed farming families
trained in ecological seaweed farming techniques and supplying Coast 4C
of no-take ‘replenishment’ zones in seven iMPAs, more than 20 times the national average size.
of suitable habitat for ecological seaweed farming zoned within seven iMPAs: enough for 1,368 family farms
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