What we're doing

The race for greener economies is now on and gathering pace. The GEC, the world’s largest multi-stakeholder network working on green economy, is committed to accelerating the transition to a green and fair economy.

We are mobilising activity amongst stakeholders; sharing experiences and policy practices across our global network; and influencing key decision makers at the local, national and international levels.

We believe the transition to a green economy requires five interrelated action areas (that we call our big picture): measuring what matters; influencing financial systems; greening high impact sectors; investing in people and managing natural capital.  We are working across all of these action areas and drawing the connections between them. Our activities include:

  • Coordinating multi-stakeholder national dialogues on a green economy
  • Researching and identifying policies necessary for the transition
  • Representing the voices of stakeholders in national and international processes
  • Engaging new target audiences in the opportunities offered by a transition
  • Lobbying key decision makers

We are convinced that change is possible. We know it is necessary. We invite you to be part of it.

Coalition updates

EVENT - Valuing our Natural Resources


The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Natural Capital Coalition and WWF-UK have joined together to host a meeting for business on the...

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Convenor Update - November

Recently, political parties in Switzerland put forward an initiative for green economy that aimed to make the economy use its natural resources more efficiently both at home and abroad....

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NEW: GEC Network Vision 2016 - 2020 launched

The global transition to greener economies is underway but it is not happening fast enough or deep enough. The climate clock is ticking and the gap between the rich and poor is getting wider.

The GEC is the biggest civil society alliance working on the...

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REPORT: Green Economy Barometer 2016

Are we protecting our natural resources any better? Is financial system reform really underway? Are peoples lives improving? 

Every two years, the GEC takes the temperature of the transition greener economies as part of our Green Economy Barometer...

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Peru's Foro Nacional Internacional (FNI) joins the GEC

The GEC is pleased to announce that Foro Nacional Internacional (FNI) has joined the GEC as a new member of the coalition.

In partnership with fellow Peruvian NGO Libélula, FNI will be co-host of the GEC's Green...

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Peru's Libélula joins the Coalition

The GEC is pleased to announce that the Libélula has joined the GEC as a new member of the coalition.

Along with fellow Peruvian new joiner FORO Nacional Internacional (FNI), Libélula...

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CUSP joins the GEC

The GEC is pleased to announce that the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) will be joining us as a new member of the coalition.

Led by Prof. Tim Jackson, CUSP is an international...

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Oxfam GB joins the GEC

The GEC is pleased to announce that Oxfam GB will be joining as a new member of our coalition.

Oxfam GB is the founding and largest affiliate in a confederation of 19 partners of Oxfam. Since 1942 it...

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REPORT: Tearfund champions circular economy in 'Virtuous Circle' report

GEC member Tearfund has published a report calling on governments to do more to support a transition to the circular economy in developing countries, to save lives, deliver growth, and provide new jobs.

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PRESS RELEASE: Civil society groups welcome UNEP plans to measure green finance

PRESS RELEASE: Civil society groups welcome UNEP plans to measure green finance

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