The Blue Economy



2010

Gunter Pauli
Paradigm Publications
ISBN 978-0-91211-90-2

The Blue Economy began as a project to find 100 of the best nature-inspired technologies that could beneficially impact the economies of the world, while sustainably providing basic human needs – potable water, food, jobs, and habitable shelter. Starting with 2,231 peer review articles Dr. Pauli and his team found 340 innovations that could function the way ecosystems do. Many of the innovations inspired by nature are so interesting by themselves it is easy to forget that the key to the book is their integration with real world economies as ways to provide sustainable benefits to the commons. The Blue Economy is presented in 14 chapters, each of which investigates an aspect of the world’s economies and offers a series of innovations capable of making them more sustainable.