The ideas you are about to encounter are among the most tantalizing prospects for realizing a low carbon, resource-efficient, and competitive economy in the 21st century. Some of the greatest opportunities for jobs will come from replicating the waste free efficiency of ecosystems.
The Blue Economy demonstrates that we can find ways of utilizing physics, chemistry, and biology with renewable materials and sustainable practices just as ecosystems do. This is no longer the realm of science-fiction; it is actually happening here and now.
The world has been racked by food, fuel, environmental, financial, and economic crises. Ecosystem and biodiversity loss has led to an emerging climate crisis and a looming natural-resource calamity. A Blue Economy, able to deal systematically with these many challenges, and ready to seize the manifest multiple opportunities, is now essential.