The Big Picture – People

A green economy is one that allocates environmental benefits and costs fairly

Investing in People

If we invest in the natural world but fail to invest in people, the future economy is going to remain almost as unequal and unjust as the current one.

Evidence shows us that more equitable access to our natural resources can benefit both people and planet. From community forestry in Nepal and family forests in Sweden, to slum-dweller associations in India, those instances where communities have secure tenure and a say in decisions bring better outcomes for the environment as well as for the local economy.
 

 

comments powered by Disqus

This year sees the launch of the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative, with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon creating a high-level group to...
150 stakeholder representatives gathered over the weekend at Pace University for The Global Transition Dialogue #2, to review progress on the road...
If I were to ask you what Mali, India, the Caribbean and Brazil all had in common I suspect you might be stumped. They represent a vast spectrum of...
Here at the Green Economy Coalition we believe that the transition to a green economy is not just about vision and ideals. It is about practicalities...
On November 15 the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) invited leading practitioners from business, economics and civil society to respond to their vision...
A good transition to a green economy doesn't only mean that the transition needs to be effective and reasonably fast. It also means it is...
George Varughese (President of Development Alternatives) introduces the coalition's work on green jobs and livelihoods.
I want to draw people's attention to 2012. For some, that's all about the Olympics. But I am more interested in what will happen in Rio de...