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Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives

Founded in 1994 by Professor Gunter Pauli at the United Nations University, Zero Emissions Research and Initiative (ZERI) is a global network of more than 3000 scientists working to find innovative solutions to the current and future issues of the world. For three decades, our partners have created more than three million jobs worldwide and generated more than three billion euros of investment in innovative environmental projects. ZERI has been one of the Top 10 Think Tanks with the Most Innovative Policy Ideas/Proposal in the world for many years, according to the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2021, ZERI China was established by Shelley Tsang, aiming to leverage ZERI's global expertise and collaborate with local stakeholders to drive sustainable innovation and address pressing environmental challenges in China.

Pioneering Future

Groundbreaking Research and Initiatives

Discover the transformative power of ZERI China, the leading force in sustainable development, as we pave the way towards a greener and more prosperous future. With a commitment to zero emissions and a holistic approach, ZERI China has revolutionized the landscape of sustainability through groundbreaking research and initiatives.

At ZERI China, we understand the urgency of addressing the pressing environmental challenges of our time. Our team of visionary researchers, scientists, and innovators tirelessly work to develop cutting-edge solutions that propel us towards a sustainable and regenerative world. Through our groundbreaking research, we have unlocked the potential of nature-inspired technologies, harnessing the wisdom of ecosystems to create innovative and efficient systems.

Our initiatives span across various sectors, from agriculture and energy to waste management and architecture, leaving no stone unturned in our quest for a cleaner tomorrow. By integrating diverse disciplines and fostering cross-sector collaborations, ZERI China has successfully implemented sustainable solutions that not only reduce environmental impacts but also foster economic growth and social well-being.

Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives
Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives


The ZERI Blue Economy 

As part of ZERI China's ongoing efforts to promote sustainable development, we proudly introduce the ZERI Blue Economy Project. From 2010 to 2013, Professor Gunter Pauli unveiled 100 innovative case studies that celebrated scientists and entrepreneurs, with a focus on groundbreaking technology. These cases were widely disseminated through global media channels. Leveraging two decades of on-the-ground experience, the time is now ripe to provide in-depth and empowering insights through cutting-edge and creative recommendations.

The 100 Innovative Breakthrough Technologies 

The Economy of Happiness

ZERI China's Economy of Happiness project seeks to redefine the notion of success by prioritizing holistic well-being and sustainable development. This initiative challenges the conventional metrics of economic growth and instead focuses on the happiness and quality of life of individuals and communities. ZERI China collaborates with policymakers, economists, and social scientists to develop alternative indicators that consider social, environmental, and cultural factors. The Economy of Happiness project aims to create an economy that fosters happiness and sustainable prosperity for all.

Redefining Success, Cultivating Well-being

Ecological Agriculture

ZERI China's Ecological Agriculture Revolution project aims to transform conventional farming practices into sustainable and regenerative systems. Through the integration of permaculture principles, agroforestry techniques, and the use of natural fertilizers, this project promotes biodiversity, soil health, and water conservation. By nurturing resilient ecosystems, ZERI China emphasizes the importance of farmer training and knowledge sharing to ensure the successful adoption of sustainable practices and the long-term viability of ecological farming systems.

Cultivating a Sustainable Future from Field to Fork

Renewable Energy Nexus

The Renewable Energy Nexus project by ZERI China focuses on developing innovative and scalable renewable energy solutions. By harnessing the power of wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal resources, this initiative aims to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and mitigate climate change. ZERI China's interdisciplinary approach combines advanced technologies, energy-efficient designs, and community engagement to create sustainable energy systems that provide clean and reliable power while minimizing environmental impact.

Powering the Future, Harmonizing with Nature


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Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives (China) is supported by SIG Group Holding, our primary funder. It collaborates strategically with philanthropists and institutional funders who share our vision and passion. ZERI China remains neutral when it comes to policy or political positions and keeps an inclusive open mind. If you're interested in learning more about supporting ZERI China through our partnership programs, please don't hesitate to contact us at

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