Over the past 50 years, we have witnessed unprecedented growth of the global economy, international trade and investment. The global economy has expanded ten-fold since 1950, from US$ 7 trillion of products and services, to and estimated US$ 69 trillion in 2007 (based on purchasing power parity). This has truly been definition of victory for economists by any measure.
BTFF is a not for profit NGO (not for profit) mandated to compel both global and community-level involvement in Naturenomics™ inspired development initiatives. The Foundation aims to support both human and ecologically-conscious economic development through extensive learning initiatives and the unlocking of Nature Capital in food, water, energy, and biodiversity.
BTFF has a vision to live, love and learn from nature and work towards creating interdependence between nature and economics.
Supporting both human and sustainable-economic – Naturenomics™ – development through extensive learning initiatives and the unlocking of Nature Capital in food, water, energy, and biodiversity.
The current economic model forces a choice between development and sustainability of natural resources. NaturenomicsTM posits that this needn't be a choice, that economic development can be vital, organic, and sustainable.
Naturenomics addresses capital formation through the recognition of ecological assets - 'Nature Capital'.
A Naturenomics based economy attempts to secure 4 key natural assets - food, water, energy and environment. Practically, this means
(i) Deriving our food and water needs through effective land and water resource management
(ii) Satisfying our energy needs through hydrogen and solar based fuels rather than carbon based fuels, and
(iii) Meeting our ever active consumer appetite by increasing reuse and recycling and avoiding extraction.
BTFF's "Sustainability Park and Knowledge Centre" is located within the 22 acre premises of Wild Mahseer
For further information, please visit our website: www.baliparafoundation.com