• 2015

    Trademark given “open source”

    • Trademark “Blue Economy” is given open source
    • Dissociation from any slander, libel and other illegal behaviour from Gunter Pauli’s contacts
    • Initiation of several development projects, the results to be published open source
  • 2014

    Updating of Blue Economy Ideas

    • Launch of the weBlue series with DIY-instructions for private households
    • Relaunch of website
    • Focus on feasibility and implementation
    • TopFarmers receives prize of „Generation-D“ competition
  • 2013

    Gunter Pauli terminates his commitments from mediation agreement.

    • Decline of Gunter Pauli to participate in World Summit and initiation of parallel event.
    • Cancellation of World Summit in Berlin.
    • Creation of Board for long-term scientific development of necessary Blue Economy Principles.
    • Second Blue Economy Summer School in Pesc
  • 2012

    Planning of Blue Economy World Summit Berlin

    • April: Presentation of Blue Economy at United Nations at “Happiness and Wellbeing” conference
    • Conflicts and differences about the way forward of the Blue Economy, mediation with Anders Wijkman (Co-President Club of Rome) Mediation agreement
    • First Blue Economy Summer School in Pesc
    • First Prize „School on Stage“ with Blue Economy as school topic
    • Close-down of ZERI Foundation and deletion from Swiss Foundation register
    • Preparation of establishment of Blue Economy Foundation for according to mediation agreement.
  • 2011

    Launch of The Blue Economy in Germany

    • Böll Stiftung (Foundation) – Innovations for a natural economy
    • Vision Summit 2011
    • Jan through May: first international Blue Economy Training in Berlin
    • Calculation and presentation of Nuclear Exit scenario with Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
    • Blue Economy and the First Ever GNH Fund in Bhutan
  • 2010

    Launch of Blue Economy campaign from Berlin online and international

    • Publishing of the book “The Blue Economy: 10 years, 100 innovations, 100 million jobs” bygunter Pauli
    • The World Congress on Zero Emissions Initiatives – Launching “The Blue Economy” on Hawai’i
    • Founding of Chido’s Mushrooms based on Blue Economy ideas
  • 2009

    successful completion of the UNEP project “Nature’s 100 Best“.

    • Closure of Swiss office and gradual cessation of work of ZERI Foundation.
    • Start of Blue Economy Team in Berlin with Gunter Pauli to publish the results of the Nature’s 100 Best project. Development of the brand name “Blue Economy” and presentation of the Report to the Club of Rome.
BACKGROUND

In 2004, the project “Nature’s 100 Best” (funded by UNEP) was launched to find sustainable solutions for economy and society which are inspired by the principals of nature’s Design. To support this project a team of scientists undertook a complete inspection of natural technologies that had been published in peer-reviewed articles. The US-Team identified 2,131 technologies and filtered those that showed a potential to fundamentally alter existing business models. 340 were found that could be bundled into systems functioning the way ecosystems do.

These technologies were then evaluated by a team of business strategists, financial analysts and public policy makers. The criteria used included the stage of development of the project, the amount of intellectual property used and the possibility of contributing to attaining the Millennium goals set by the UN. Also the extent of creating possible places of employment and the speed in which mass markets can be targeted were taken into account.

The ideas that are introduced on this site all have systemic elements, which implies that they solve more than one problem at a time instead of focusing on only one aspect. Their implementation in hundred of industries and the distribution among countries in the entire world will change the economy as we know it fundamentally – to more sustainability due to a higher added value.

BIG-CITIES-Banner History

2015 BIG CITIES – Innovative ways to improve living conditions with Blue Economy Model

Regionlentwicklung-Banner History

2014 REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT by Blue Economy


Topfarmers-Banner History

2013 TOPFARMERS the cascading agriculture business model


press_uno History

2012 BLUE ECONOMY AT UNITED NATIONS


training_pesc History

2012 BLUE ECONOMY SUMMER SCHOOL IN PESC


schule_gewinn History

2012 BLUE ECONOMY AS SCHOOL SUBJECT


training_berlin History

2011 BLUE ECONOMY TRAINING IN BERLIN


Congress_buth History

2011 BLUE ECONOMY AND THE FIRST EVER GNH FUND IN BHUTAN


Congress_boell History

2011 BÖLL STIFTUNG


Congress_summit History

2011 VISION SUMMIT


press_exit History

2011 NUCLEAR EXIT SCENARIO


train_chidos History

2010 Foundation of CHIDO’S MUSHROOMS FIRST BLUE ECONOMY PROJECT


Congress_haw History

2010 LAUNCHING THE BLUE ECONOMY – HAWAI’I

Bonn_Congress_2k History

2008 BONN “NATURE’S 100 BEST”