The EU Centre for Global Affairs and the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre, with the participation of the Adelaide Sustainability Association at the University of Adelaide, present a public lecture by distinguished sustainability innovator, entrepreneur, best-selling author and initiator of 'The Blue Economy', Gunter Pauli.
Using the concept of the ‘Blue Economy’, Gunter Pauli will demonstrate how we can create a portfolio of enterprises that generate multiple benefits for business and society while rejuvenating nature. The Blue Economy concept can be applied in any industry sector to generate creative and innovative solutions that strengthen the local economy and harness local skills, capacity and resources. Gunter Pauli is a charismatic and engaging speaker with decades of practical experience from around the world in building new enterprises.
From drawing on nature to purify water without filters, harnessing waste streams to create new opportunities for agriculture and food production, sequestering CO2 into products, weed control without chemicals, and making paper from stone - The Blue Economy model offers a broad platform of inspirational and innovative ideas that have been proven in practice to demonstrate that the “future is bright, provided we go beyond the known and the obvious”.