GUNTER'S AGENDA


April 11

Keynote speaker at the European Environment Foundation meeting in Freiburg, Germany


April 13-18

launch of the first 36 fables in Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai


April 19-22

launch of the Blue Economy in Vietnamese in Ho Chi Mingh


April 24-25

launch of the updated 2014 edition of the Blue Economy in Antwerp, Belgium


April 24

Keynote closing speaker at the RetailDetail Congress in Belgium


May 10

Keynote speaker at the Annual Rotary Conference in the Netherlands


May 26

Keynote speaker at the SHARE conference regrouping 400 executives 

in Haarlemmermer, the Netherlands


June 27, 2014

Launch of the first Coffee-laced clothing in Bogota on the "Day of Coffee"

in Colombia

Welcome To ZERI

Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives (ZERI) is a global network of creative minds seeking solutions to world challenges. The common vision shared by the members of the ZERI family is that we wish to respond to the basic needs of all with what is locally available. We embrace innovative business models that generate multiple benefits, increasing productivity while generating jobs. 

The ZERI Foundation is since 2001 a Network, and it serves as an antenna in the world economy identifying the high growth industries of the next decade. When there is a crisis, many businesses suffer, but some thrive. Which are the ones that are the job providers of the future? Which are the innovations that will change the business models? Which new business models change the rules of the game? 

With contacts on four continents, with nearly 200 projects that have demonstrated over the past 20 years where the opportunities are, ZERI offers insights to government on which sectors to attract, to companies which market niches to focus on, and to communities how to secure the continued build-up of social capital. We do this through a scan - identifying all opportunities, a screen - narrowing these down to the ones everyone agrees on, and a decision to implement. We have a deep ethical commitment to open source since we believe one cannot convert solutions for a better world into proprietary know-how that is protected by non-disclosure agreements. 



“If I can see a little further than the green economy today

it is because I can stand on the shoulders of so many giants”


Aurelio Peccei, Saburo Okita, Fritjof Capra, Wendy Luhabe, Marina Silva,

Hazel Henderson, Moustafa Tolba, Soedjatmoko, Ashok Khosla,

Bob Hawrylyshyn, Eleonora Massini, Heitor Gurgulino de Souza,

Stan Shih, Yvon Chouinard, Edward Ayensu, and many more. 


Here is a brief presentation on how they and 3 decades of experience on the ground has shaped my thinking and doing into "The Blue Economy"


Click HERE for an extensive article on the giants who permit me to see beyond the Green Economy



A new Model is Presented each week for two years

 

ALREADY 100 BUSINESS MODELS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED OPEN SOURCE.

 

“A new business model to inspire entrepreneurs to shape a new economy based on competitive innovations, creating JOBS and SOCIAL CAPITAL”

 

ZERI identified 100 innovations that within a decade could generate 100 million jobs. Gunter Pauli has designed a competitive business model based on case studies and personal experience. Already 100 business models have been presented open source.

 

Look for the following business models presented in a 1,250 word text sometimes accompanied by 2 minute video clip

 

Visit the Blue Economy Site with 100 cases

 

Whats New

"Entrepreneurship is the route to a sustainable society"

For more information CLICK HERE

Subsidize Solar Forever?


In his latest article Gunter Pauli explores the challenge we face with solar energy. On one hand governments are bankrupt and cannot subsidize generously as before. On the other hand, we need abundant and cheaper renewable energies to replace nuclear, coal and petroleum. 


Click HERE to download the article.

Blue Economy is  ZERI’s philosophy in action.

Blue Economy is where the best for health and the environment is cheapest and the necessities for life are free thanks to a local system of production and consumption that works with what you have.

"Innovative business models" are capable of bringing competitive products and services to the market responding to basic needs while building social capital and enhance mindful living in harmony with nature's evolutionary path.

"Competitiveness” is harnessing and optimizing the innate virtues and values connecting untapped local potential - like a natural system, where the seeds lie fallow only to sprout with amazing vigor at the first rain unleashing joy and happiness as the conditions for mind full-living are met in balance and in harmony.


If you would like to buy  the Blue Economy

written by Gunter Pauli please click HERE

AFTER REFLECTION AND STUDY 
it is timely to IMPLEMENT
The Blue Economy consists of 183 cases, described both in the Report to the Club of Rome and documented in approximately 1,500 words. This research initiative has been concluded. The next two actions are: implement through local teams and update the massive information on these cases through Twitter @MyBlueEconomy. The sole website that has the proprietary information posted open source is www.TheBlueEconomy.org. As described in Case 100 local implementation teams are created, trained and deployed through a unique scan, screen and implement methodology. Based on the broad experience and academic training, the pioneers of ZERI in Italy (Turin), Hungary (Pécs),, Colombia and Mexico start immediately. New teams like Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain are created through intensive training, all in local languages, all adapted to local conditions. The teams will work diligently and only when results are visible and measured, we will share these with the public. For questions about how to create a team click here info@zeri.org

AFTER REFLECTION AND STUDY

it is timely to IMPLEMENT

The Blue Economy consists of 183 cases, described both in the Report to the Club of Rome and documented in approximately 1,500 words. This research initiative has been concluded. The next two actions are: implement through local teams and update the massive information on these cases through Twitter @MyBlueEconomy. The sole website that has the proprietary information posted open source is www.TheBlueEconomy.org. As described in Case 100 local implementation teams are created, trained and deployed through a unique scan, screen and implement methodology. Based on the broad experience and academic training, the pioneers of ZERI in Italy (Turin), Hungary (Pécs),, Colombia and Mexico start immediately. New teams like Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain are created through intensive training, all in local languages, all adapted to local conditions. The teams will work diligently and only when results are visible and measured, we will share these with the public. For questions about how to create a team click here info@zeri.org

Follow Gunter Pauli and The Blue Economy

About Trademarks and Intellectual Property Rights
ZERI applies the concept of open source and offers its friends and partners unburdened rights to use references to its organization for the promotion. Gunter Pauli is the exclusive holder of the copyrights of ZERI, Zero Emissions, Blue Economy and many other typical expressions first described in his original writings some as early as 1991. Now that the United Nations has embraced the term The Blue Economy, be it in a slightly different context but with the same intention of creating a better world, the Global ZERI Network will ensure that its creation will be valued through positive action, without imposing restriction. 

About Trademarks and Intellectual Property Rights

ZERI applies the concept of open source and offers its friends and partners unburdened rights to use references to its organization for the promotion. Gunter Pauli is the exclusive holder of the copyrights of ZERI, Zero Emissions, Blue Economy and many other typical expressions first described in his original writings some as early as 1991. Now that the United Nations has embraced the term The Blue Economy, be it in a slightly different context but with the same intention of creating a better world, the Global ZERI Network will ensure that its creation will be valued through positive action, without imposing restriction. 

ZERI FOUNDATION RESTRUCTURE OF OPERATIONS
ZERI Foundation and The Blue Economy movement - which is ZERI's Philosophy in Action RESTRUCTURE their OPERATIONS to be PRO-ACTIVE in IMPLEMENTATION starting with the creation of the EUROPEAN HUB in Brussels with immediate effect. Charles van der Haegen, a hard-nosed manager and entrepreneur with a track record  in innovation and rescue management, and one of Europe's much welcomed coaches has been working over the past few months to come up to speed with ZERI and the Blue Economy. He has accepted to spearhead the key projects that will transform the European operations thanks to teams that respects all the core principles guided by the motto "Uncompromising - yet self-evident". The team around Charles securing implementation and integrity is composed of the key persons in Europe who share the same culture and loyalty. This includes ZERI teams in Spain, France, Italy, Hungary the Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Bulgaria, Denmark, Poland, and Sweden. Everyone has transparent and simple copyright agreements and a track record of cooperation. We are adding other ZERI and Blue Economy (interested) parties that confirm in writing their adherence to our top quality standards and have undertaken extensive trainings. 

ZERI FOUNDATION RESTRUCTURE OF OPERATIONS

ZERI Foundation and The Blue Economy movement - which is ZERI's Philosophy in Action RESTRUCTURE their OPERATIONS to be PRO-ACTIVE in IMPLEMENTATION starting with the creation of the EUROPEAN HUB in Brussels with immediate effect. Charles van der Haegen, a hard-nosed manager and entrepreneur with a track record  in innovation and rescue management, and one of Europe's much welcomed coaches has been working over the past few months to come up to speed with ZERI and the Blue Economy. He has accepted to spearhead the key projects that will transform the European operations thanks to teams that respects all the core principles guided by the motto "Uncompromising - yet self-evident". The team around Charles securing implementation and integrity is composed of the key persons in Europe who share the same culture and loyalty. This includes ZERI teams in Spain, France, Italy, Hungary the Netherlands, Belgium, UK, Bulgaria, Denmark, Poland, and Sweden. Everyone has transparent and simple copyright agreements and a track record of cooperation. We are adding other ZERI and Blue Economy (interested) parties that confirm in writing their adherence to our top quality standards and have undertaken extensive trainings. 

Farming Mushrooms on Coffee Waste

+300 enterprises created between 1996-2013


The flagship initiative that exemplifies the Blue Economy is the conversion of coffee waste into mushrooms, and supply the left-over after harvesting mushrooms as feed for animals. Thanks to the research of Prof. Shuting Chang, Chinese University in Hong Kong and Ivanka Milenkovic, University of Belgrade, innovators like Carmenza Jaramillo (Colombia), Osmund Mwandemele (Namibia) and Margaret Tagwira (Zimbabwe) created a first platform of learning. To date +300 mushroom on coffee waste companies have been started worldwide, with Colombia leading with over 120 enterprises, India has over 30.  Thanks to the open source policy of the ZERI Foundation, the training programs of UNDP and the thousands of lectures on the subject this know-how is available open source and with this free spirit thousands of new enterprises will be created. Our lead grassroots scientist is Chido GOVERA (27) who was trained already at the age of 11 and who has simplified mushroom farming to the benefit of would-be entrepreneurs both in rural and urban settings. Based on her 15 years of hands-on experience, Chido has created an training manual which is available through her personal website <www.chidogovera.org> (operational soon!!)



WARNING: The name of Chido has become a precious brand so much so that some people like to use it against her wishes. Before you engage with any organization that uses the name Chido's Mushrooms (Chido's Pilze) - please verify with us about their authenticity

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A Tribute To Anders Nyquist
















A selection of short movies on the pioneering work of Anders since 2003 one of the inspiring contributors to the Blue Economy and the concept of zero emissions. These documentaries were created thanks to outstanding work of Michael  Raimondo from South Africa. To watch more please click HERE

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20 Years

On April 6, 1994 Gunter Pauli arrived in Tokyo at the invitation of Heitor Gurgulino de Souza, then Rector of the United Nations University who with the support of the Japanese Government decided to create a think tank which was to imagine a competitive business model in a world guided by the Kyoto Protocol. 

Twenty years later, the philosophy of zero emissions, where waste is converted to revenues, and unused yet widely available resources are cascading into a chain of value generation, can look back at nearly 200 implemented projects, the generation of €4 billion in investments and an impact as a concept that created to an estimated 3 million jobs. The most widely copied project is the farming of mushrooms on coffee (+1,000), the most advanced is the biorefinery with the inauguration of the first and second phase in Porto Torres, Italy in a few months. 

Today, the Blue Economy, the philosophy in action, maintains its global network of some 3,000 scholars and scientists as part of its Think Tank, ready to contribute ad hoc to initiatives anywhere in the world that are spearheaded by about 900 implementors who are part of the Do Tank. 

Gunter Pauli, as founder and animator of the initiatives, is committed to continue to find more opportunities, looking resolutely forward, focusing on the implementation of initiatives that carry the broadest possible stakeholders' support. Moving from the regeneration of the rainforest in the savannas of Latin America where trees stood tall 200 years ago, to the regeneration of 100 million corals around the Caribbean island of Bonaire, the ZERI network is in a constant quest to change the rules of the game, bringing more benefits to people and nature with local resources. 

In the course of the next few weeks, we will publish a new manifesto outlining the strategies for the decade ahead which include fast track implementation of initiatives after the scanning and screening for opportunities and the widespread distribution of the 365 fables (of which 190 are ready) which were launched in China in April 2014.

After all, whatever we pioneer, we need to inspire the next generation, pioneering beyond what we could ever imagine.