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Reconciling ecology and economy
for the common good

What if we didn’t produce any more waste?
What if our production systems regenerated our ecosystems?
What if we replaced unemployment with an abundance of meaningful jobs and innovations?
What if our economy generated more income and happiness for all, thanks to the blue economy?

The Blue Economy is the place where the best for health and the environment is the cheapest, and where the necessities of life are free thanks to a local system of production and consumption that works with what you have. Blue Economy is Zeri ‘s (Zero emissions research and initiatives) philosophy in action.

The Blue Economy is a vast universe involving many players and materialized in many different ways. The aim of this website is to help you discover the Blue Economy, to better understand it and to familiarize yourself with this universe. Understand the role of each player, so you can see where you fit in!

Drawing inspiration from the natural world around us to harvest just what we need, working in symbiosis with the living, living on the planet in harmony with the ecosystems that make it up… That’s what the blue economy (offers you).
A new way of approaching daily life that promotes regeneration, autonomy and abundance, improves the relationship between each individual and his or her environment, and encourages harmonious cohabitation between human beings.

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112 case studies for innovation and entrepreneurship

For decades, Gunter Pauli has traveled the globe meeting hundreds of pioneering scientists and innovative entrepreneurs. He has studied and documented over a hundred virtuous projects in fields as varied as water, housing, energy, food and health.

Here you’ll find the 112 concrete cases examined from the angle of the market, the type of innovation and the economic model they generate. All with a view to providing sustainable solutions for humanity, while preserving our harmony with the planet. In other words, a wealth of market opportunities and ideas for the curious and the entrepreneurial.

Education by Blue Economy

365 Fables to teach children the keys to tomorrow

How do you inspire children and pass on the key principles of the Blue Economy?
To explain his work to his six children, Gunter Pauli has written 365 Fables inspired by scientists, entrepreneurs and Nature.

The Fables are specifically designed to awaken the intelligence and entrepreneurial seed in every adult-to-be. Their pedagogyinspires, informs, experiments and guides children through every stage of their development.

The Fables have been translated into many languages. Their aim is to be passed on to every child on the planet, at home and at school.

Living lab

PORRIMA, the goddess of the future!

The PORRIMA boat, named after the goddess who carries the vision of the future, is a living laboratory for cutting-edge technologies. Its aim is to provide “proof of operation”, i.e. proof of the functioning of several technologies in action.

She is the first boat in the world to have circumnavigated the globe using 100% solar power, under the name Planetsolar. PORRIMA is now embarking on her second round-the-world voyage, powered by a combination of solar, wind and seawater energy.

PORRIMA is ready to take on many new challenges, so follow her odyssey!

Every day

100 Solutions for action

Plastics, coffee, clothes, baby diapers… They’re all part of our daily lives, and their production has an impact on the planet. If we want to change the world, we have to think every day about the way we consume, dress, travel, produce and so on.

Solutions inspired by the Blue Economy, which preserve ecosystems and generate an economy of abundance, do exist. Here you’ll find several useful, targeted books offering solutions to these specific issues.

The cast

A Blue Economy organization

The founder


Trained as an economist, entrepreneur and author, Gunter Pauli created the Blue Economy model. Founder of ZERI, he is a visionary who brings his dreams and pragmatism to concrete projects all over the world.

The foundation

Zero Emissions
Research and Initiatives

A global network of creative minds seeking solutions to global challenges. Since 2001, the ZERI Foundation has been working to identify industries ready to change the rules of the game.

The university


A comprehensive university course designed for all those eager to learn how to use PORRIMA’s cutting-edge operational technologies. Join the experts to innovate and become players for the common good.

Research and


Blue Innovation is a company entirely dedicated to the research and development of techniques that represent a real breakthrough in the service of the common good.

The publishing house


Making the Blue Economy model accessible and disseminating it is a huge task, and that’s the challenge facing Blue Education. Communication, project coordination and book publishing are its main missions.

The investment fund

Blue Territories & Innovation

The aim of the investment fund is to provide financial resources for the most promising impact projects, so that they can rapidly move from idea to large-scale realization.

And this is just the beginning…


Jobs to change the world

Would you like to work for the Blue Economy and put your skills at the service of a model of abundance? Get involved!

Blue Economy players are keen to promote and develop all projects and works in many countries.

Do you have skills (or talent) in writing, translation, 3D design or video editing? Let’s join forces and make the Blue Economy accessible to all citizens.


Blue Economy Listening to you!

If you’d like to talk to us, do interviews, find out more about certain subjects or even report bugs or anomalies, write to us and together we’ll change the world!

Do you have a question, would you like to find out more about a subject, exchange ideas, take part in an interview, or even send us a piece of information?

Changing the world starts with a small action, sometimes a simple message…

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