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    The Blue Economy


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    "Celui qui vient au monde pour ne rien troubler,
    ne mérite ni regards, ni patience."

    René Char


    If I have been able to pioneer over the past four decades it is first and foremost thanks to a few exceptional friends and mentors who have inspired me to go beyond even my wildest dreams, to accept tremendous challenges, to be prepared to risk it all, and yet have the confidence that if everything fails, we still have so many friends that I can slowly rise up to the next occasion.

    I am on a mission with passion, inspired by wisdom of science, shaped by the beauty of nature and the arts. No one put me in charge, but me. The state of the world and the plight of billions make it impossible to accept a status quo, or simple an improvement. We need to give ourselves the freedom to go beyond the present, and even change the rules of the game without ever saying that one is bad, believing that everyone without any exception can always do better.

    All endeavors are undertaken not to pursue self-enrichment or a satisfaction of the ego, it is a commitment to live life on a path that pursues a sustainable world where we are able to respond to the basic needs of all with what we have. A path that allows us to learn ever more and realize that the only science is a temporary one, and that we are in pursuit of discovery of the web of life.

    I did not come to this world to please, and that is why the wise words of René Char motivate me to go beyond reason and yet whenever I am considered unreasonable, there is a grain of self-evidence in my action. And that is why I welcome you with gratitude for entering into the page and sharing with me your patience.


    Source: gunterpauli.com preserved 2011-06-14
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    Principles

    21. Respond to basic needs with what you have, introducing innovations inspired by nature, generating multiple benefits, including jobs and social capital, offering more with less: This is the Blue Economy.

    20. Nature searches for economies of scope. One natural innovation carries various benefits for all.

    19. In Nature negatives are converted into positives. Problems are opportunities.
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    Update 2011-06-14: video 3:26


    The Blue Economy

    The Blue Economy permits to respond to the basic needs of all with what we have. As such, it stands for a new way of designing business: using the resources available in cascading systems, where the waste of one product becomes the input to create a new cash flow. In this way, jobs are created, social capital is built and income rises – while the environment that provides the basis for our lives is no longer strained and polluted. Thus, we can evolve from an economy where the good is expensive, and the bad is cheap, to a system where the good and innovative is affordable.

    To achieve this vision, thousands of innovations were screened and hundreds identified which imitate natural ecosystems and their efficiency. 100 of those innovations were presented as a Report to the Club of Rome in 2009. About one third of those 100 innovations has already been implemented in companies around the globe, one third is in prototyping status and one third has been scientifically proven but requires further research to create market-ready products.

    Since February 22, 2010, we are presenting one innovation per week including market data and indications of the potential and actual revenue streams. These business cases are distributed via newsletter and can also be found by registering to our community. Our aim is to inspire hundreds, thousands and even millions of entrepreneurs. This community acts as a platform for information and exchange.

    Our Vision: to create 100 million sustainable jobs by 2020. Don't wait: act now!



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