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SHAKE Climate Change: Entrepreneurs Reducing Climate Emissions in Food and Farming

12/11/2021

As you will no doubt be aware, COP26 has just taken place in Glasgow. Leaders and representatives from across the world discussed climate change and how to reduce emissions to mitigate its impact.

A bit closer to home, the SHAKE Climate Change programme, funded by the SG UK Foundation, is aiming to do the same in food and farming.  A sector which accounts for nearly a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions.

SHAKE Climate Change is a revolutionary entrepreneurship programme which aims to reduce climate impacts in the agriculture sector by finding entrepreneurs with innovative and sustainable solutions to food and farming. 

One venture, which has received seed-funding from the programme, is Glaia Ltd which uses an innovative approach to get more crop from less carbon. Glaia’s clever carbon-based nanotech improves the efficiency of photosynthesis – the energy producing process by which plants use carbon dioxide, water, and energy from the sun to fuel their growth. By increasing a crop’s productivity, they can achieve the same yield with less inputs, also resulting in a 20% reduction in emissions. This has the potential to revolutionise the production of crops worldwide and earned Glaia a spot in a recent BBC series “39 Ways to Save the Planet”.  

Hear direct from the entrepreneurs who founded Glaia in the video below which has been produced by SHAKE Climate Change.

Since its launch in 2019, SHAKE has supported over 40 entrepreneurs to grow their business propositions and has directly invested nearly £1 million in seven new ventures, with three more in the pipeline.

To find out more about the programme and SG UK Foundation involvement, click here, and to see the other ventures in the SHAKE Climate Change portfolio, click here. Watch this space for further short films to follow.

To stay up to date with SHAKE’s progress, follow them on LinkedIn here.

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Meet the founding entrepreneurs of Glaia.