Climate adaptation offers a bigger opportunity
Climate change will have disproportionate effects on communities that live close to the sea, affecting their ability to meet basic needs like water, food, and physical safety. At the same time, coastal areas will have an increasing role to play in transport, food production and energy.
We, at BlueO2, believe that creating resilient coastal communities is vital in the transformation needed towards a thriving blue planet. We see climate adaptation as a significant opportunity to evolve our relationship with our environment.
We create living examples of mutually beneficial relations between coastal communities and their surroundings.
We take lessons from nature itself. By implementing nature based design, permaculture and biomimicry principles we enable people and nature to thrive.
We believe humans care about creating a positive impact where they live, so we work with local leaders that feel compelled to create a better future for their communities.
BlueO2 is an ANBI certified organization, read about how we perform due diligence in our Policy Plan 2021
Nature loves diversity and so do we
Founder, community weaver and project development
Zairah Khan is founder of BlueO2. She is a regenerative design expert with a broad background in design thinking, social sciences, permaculture and nature-based solutions. Zairah brings great energy and creativity; an entrepreneurial spirit; and an ability to bring people together in collaborative spaces aiming to serve the whole.
Chair of the Board
Eszter is the chair of BlueO2 and has her eye on the horizon in terms of the professional development of the organization. She is eager to learn and actively invites different perspectives. She enjoys bringing simplicity to complex issues and working in multidisciplinary teams.
Co-founder, secretary and treasurer
Kosta is co-founder of BlueO2 and currently acts as secretary and treasurer. Kosta is committed to the mission of BlueO2 in order to provide a better future for generations to come. He has longstanding experience in the public domain working on social inclusion and justice. He enjoys being outdoors in nature and loves both the Mediterranean and the North sea.
CLEA VAN DE VEN
Clea has a sound scientific background in Biology and a passion for coastal and marine ecosystems. Her involvement in BlueO2 relates to her deep desire for humans to live in harmony with nature and her respect for the sea. She bring both curiosity and systematic analysis to the board.
Desiree is a strong proponent of the Blue Economy and has recently embarked on a new path as a digital nomad. She loves to be emerged in inspirational experiences and is a prolific writer on Medium. She feels aligned with BlueO2 because it brings together regenerative ideas and people.