Social justice

A green economy is one that allocates environmental benefits and costs fairly to achieve a more just and equitable society. Our coalition members share some practical thinking on how to ensure a socially just transition.

November, 2011
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Putting the green economy on trial: The verdict?

Emily Benson - Green Economy Coalition

On November 15 the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) invited leading practitioners from business, economics and civil society to respond to their vision for a green economy.  We put ourselves in the dock.  We faced the music.  So what was the verdict?

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August, 2011
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A good transition is a fair transition

Victor Anderson - WWF

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 carried out as fairly as possible, and that means protecting the positions of those, who are used to being on the receiving end of change rather than helping create it.

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April, 2011
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Rio 2012: Possible pathway to a green economy?

Victor Anderson - WWF

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 Janeiro. In June 2012 government representatives from around the world will be meeting there to discuss the transition to a green economy.

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April, 2011
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UNEP Report shows a green economy can alleviate poverty in developing countries

United Nations Environment Programme

The report suggests that the greening of economies is not generally a drag on growth but rather a new engine of growth; that it is a net generator of decent jobs, and that it is also a vital strategy for the elimination of persistent poverty.

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