Turning plastic waste into pavement slabs, acid water into drinking water and making leather from mushrooms—these are some of the achievements of the 2019 winners for the SEED Low Carbon Awards.
Founded in 2002 by the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Development Programme and the International Union for Conservation of Nature, SEED is a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy. SEED considers entrepreneurship as the road towards sustainable development.
The 2019 SEED Awards recognize 14 innovative start-ups from Africa and Asia working in sustainable agriculture and aquaculture, waste, renewable energy, water and sanitation, sustainable tourism, biodiversity and conservation.
Svenja Schulze, German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, one of the main supporters of the Awards, highlighted the importance of the enterprises in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.