The Blue Economy: 10 Years, 100 Innovations, 100 Million Jobs

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Paradigm Publications, 2010 - 308 страници
The Blue Economy began as a project to find 100 of the best nature-inspired technologies that could affect 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 be bundled into systems that function the way ecosystems do. These were then additionally reviewed by a group of corporate strategists, expert financiers, and public policy makers. Further meetings with entrepreneurs, financial analysts, business reporters, and corporate strategy academics reduced the list to one hundred. These are listed in an appendix of The Blue Economy. 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 aspects of those economies sustainable.
 

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ONE TIMELESS RESOURCES FOR THE CHALLENGES OF OUR TIMES
1
How to Welcome Waste
7
TWO EMULATING ECOSYSTEMS FOR A BLUE ECONOMY
13
Food Security in Africa
19
Bagasse a Sweet Solution
26
A Stripe of a Different Color
34
Natural Ways to Avoid Fire and Flame
41
FOUR LEADING THE WAY FOR MARKET LEADERS
47
ELEVEN
179
Converting water from cost to revenue
186
Creating an Ecosystem of the Domicile
198
The Flow of Air and Light
205
The Flow of Sound
218
Housing for All
225
THIRTEEN CASCADING A BLUE ECONOMY
231
EPILOGUE REALIZING A DREAM
239

The Downside of the Upside
62
One Innovation Multiple Revenues
75
Pulp to Livelihood
90
A Close Shave
105
A Cooler Way to Cool
121
Painless Injections
134
Light Perception
143
Waste for One Resource for Another
151
Unlocking New Energy Options
163
Overcoming an Unjust Boycott
245
A TABLE OF 100 INNOVATIONS
251
100 INNOVATIONS INSPIRING
259
Substituting Something with Nothing
271
Platform Technologies Accelerating Sustainability
285
Extraordinary Food for Thought
293
Other Works by Gunter Pauli
301
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