economics

The Da Vinci Index & Biomimicry

The Da Vinci Index was developed and created by the San Diego Zoo Global, the City of San Diego’s Clean Tech Program, San Diego CONNECT, and Point Loma Nazarene University's Fermanian Business & Economic Institute (FBEI). The FBEI maintains and updates the Da Vinci Index database quarterly.

Global Biomimicry Efforts An Economic Game Changer

Biomimicry, the discipline of applying nature’s principles to solve human problems, provides the means to achieve both environmental and economic goals. Many of the mechanisms and systems found in nature are highly efficient, eschew waste, and are sustainable in a virtually closed system. Biomimicry could be a major economic game changer.

While the field today is just emerging, in 15 years biomimicry could represent $300 billion annually of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2010 dollars. It could provide another $50 billion in terms of mitigating the depletion of various natural resources and reducing CO2 pollution. Biomimicry could account for 1.6 million U.S. jobs by 2025. Globally, biomimicry could represent about $1.0 trillion of GDP in 15 years.

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