the blue economy

business activity which also respects environmental issues


The Blue Economy ist ein Konzept, ausgehend von dem Forschungsprojekt "Nature’s 100 Best", das die Ökosysteme der Erde schützen und gleichzeitig Arbeitsplätze schaffen soll. 193,000 Google hits



Promoting maritime business, from dredging to deep seabed mining, the cruise-ship industry to offshore oil and gas, is the agenda for the ninth annual gathering of experts and policymakers working on the "BLUE ECONOMY".

The Economist

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blue economy
noun phrase

- sustainable economic development

The blue economy is economic development that is based on "green" thought - the emphasis on preserving natural resources and the environment - combines it with improving human systems, such as health and education, and, at the same time, supports local businesses.

By putting emphasis is on local systems of production, using what you already have or what you have nearby, this business model is intended to be particularly sustainable. The phrase comes from the book Blue Economy: 10 years – 100 innovations – 100 million jobs by Gunter Pauli. In each of 14 chapters, he examines various segments of the world economy and offers ideas.

"Blue Growth" is a long term (EU-level) strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole.

sustainable growth, local consumerism, resource-efficiency

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