Our deepest hopes as humans lies in technology, but our deepest trust lies in Nature.

– W. Brian Arthur

Bio-inspired innovations

There is a constant, fluid and potentially infinite interaction and innovation frontier between the Fourth Industrial Revolution and nature’s biological and biomimetic assets.

Unlocking the economic value of nature’s assets could be 10-100 x as valuable as the current natural resource economy.

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Our Vision

The Amazon Basin today

1 new species

is found every 3 days

20%

of the world's freshwater discharge into the oceans

6 mega-extreme events

in the last 12 years, with probability of occurrence of less than 1/200 years

Up to 60%

of the Amazon may become a degraded savannah in the next 20 years

Challenges for a Bio-Economy Revolution

Many of the financial returns arising from nature’s assets have not been equitably shared because of bio-piracy and because fair & equitable benefit sharing is getting more complex to regulate given that biology is increasingly digital and engineered.

Bio-piracy

Complex regulation

Unlocking an Inclusive Bio-Economy

Our hope is that if we are successful in unlocking a multi-trillion dollar Inclusive Forests-Standing, Rivers-Flowing Bio-Economy powered by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the custodians of Nature will be duly rewarded, bio-diverse nations will benefit from local new bio-industries and the forests and critical biomes will be conserved.

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Yet from this small amount of the Earth’s biome that humans have so far classified and just the tiny fraction that has so far been sequenced genetically, all the modern knowledge to date in biology and the life sciences has emerged. In turn, this has driven much of the economic value we generate each year in agriculture, medicine and bio-based industries, as well as improvements in conservation for endangered species and plants.

An important proof of concept for the Earth BioGenome Project will be located in the Amazon – in light of the rich biodiversity it houses and the impending threats it faces (as has a minimum of 15% of the world’s land biodiversity and more than 30% of eukaryotic families are found there).

The goal of the Amazon Bank of Codes (ABC) is to make the current and future value of the Amazonian biological, biomimetic and traditional knowledge assets visible. By creating higher economic incentives in local communities to protect the Amazon’s biodiversity its forests would be conserved and rivers kept flowing.

The ABC is a component of the Amazon Third Way initiative that was first described in the PNAS paper on “Land-use and climate change risks in the Amazon and the need of a novel sustainable development paradigm”.

The product will be the Amazon Bank of Codes which will provide an open, global public good and digital platform that registers and maps the genetic sequences of Amazonian biodiversity. By registering biological and biomimetic IP assets on block-chain, this code bank will record the provenance, rights and obligations associated with nature’s assets to track their provenance and use. When value is created from accessing these assets, smart contracts would facilitate the fair sharing of benefits to the custodians of nature and for its protection.

Following this proof of concept an Earth Bank of Codes (EBC) would facilitate a similar approach in other key biomes on land and in the oceans.

 

Only 14% of the estimated species of plant and animal on land have so far been classified and few (less than 0.1%) have actually had their DNA thoroughly sequenced, so that we can understand their potential value, either to the biological system they operate within, or for human-related uses.

We will start our partnership with the Earth BioGenome Project in the Amazon Basin before replicating and scaling to other biomes on land and in the oceans

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Yet from this small amount of the Earth’s biome that humans have so far classified and just the tiny fraction that has so far been sequenced genetically, all the modern knowledge to date in biology and the life sciences has emerged. In turn, this has driven much of the economic value we generate each year in agriculture, medicine and bio-based industries, as well as improvements in conservation for endangered species and plants.

An important proof of concept for the Earth BioGenome Project will be located in the Amazon – in light of the rich biodiversity it houses and the impending threats it faces (as has a minimum of 15% of the world’s land biodiversity and more than 30% of eukaryotic families are found there).

The goal of the Amazon Bank of Codes (ABC) is to make the current and future value of the Amazonian biological, biomimetic and traditional knowledge assets visible. By creating higher economic incentives in local communities to protect the Amazon’s biodiversity its forests would be conserved and rivers kept flowing.

The ABC is a component of the Amazon Third Way initiative that was first described in the PNAS paper on “Land-use and climate change risks in the Amazon and the need of a novel sustainable development paradigm”.

The product will be the Amazon Bank of Codes which will provide an open, global public good and digital platform that registers and maps the genetic sequences of Amazonian biodiversity. By registering biological and biomimetic IP assets on block-chain, this code bank will record the provenance, rights and obligations associated with nature’s assets to track their provenance and use. When value is created from accessing these assets, smart contracts would facilitate the fair sharing of benefits to the custodians of nature and for its protection.

Following this proof of concept an Earth Bank of Codes (EBC) would facilitate a similar approach in other key biomes on land and in the oceans.