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

30 Apr, 2011

April 2011 newsletter

This newsletter gives details about the Coalition’s bi-annual gathering in Geneva, Oliver’s thoughts on the Rio PrepCom in New York and discusses what it means to be a coalition collaborator.

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30 Mar, 2011

March 2011 newsletter

Oliver Greenfield takes on the GEC Convenor role and gives enforced shape and direction for the coalition, focusing on mobilising a coherent movement, building consensus and influencing collaboratively at Rio 2012. ...

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21 Mar, 2011

Caribbean National Dialogue - a short paper

The Caribbean has embarked on a process to develop a position statement on moving towards a green and resilient pathway for the region. As an initial step in this process, a workshop was held in Trinidad in February 2011, at which key components of a regional...

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1 Mar, 2011

Video highlights from our national dialogues

What do stakeholders in India feel about the transition to a green economy? How far has Brazil come in achieving a greener and fairer economy? What are the environmental and societal priorities for civil society in the Caribbean?  Here is a quick taster of...

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21 Dec, 2010

Brazilian National Dialogue - a short paper

Brazil has a long history of dealing with environment and social challenges, and also a broad set of plans and activities regarding development. The connection between those, however, has been neither a priority nor effective throughout the years, especially...

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8 Dec, 2010

December 2010 newsletter

The December newsletter rounds up the year, discussing the national dialogue in Brazil, aid agency perspectives and highlights the global increasing interest in the green economy as well as the coalition's role for Rio 2012...

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8 Sep, 2010

September 2010 newsletter

This newsletter gives information about the 1st GEC National Dialogue in India, the new GEC Charter document and our workplan for 2011. It also summarizes the steering group meeting, our communications workshop and discusses our next steps.

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8 Sep, 2010

Indian National Dialogue - a short paper

A working definition was agreed at the Indian National Dialogue: 'A Green Economy is a system that creates decent employment opportunities - green jobs - and produces green products and services with equitable distribution and sustainable comsumption leading...

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8 Aug, 2010

August 2010 newsletter

Have a look at this newsletter to read a summary of our 3rd GEC global meeting, news on national dialogues, fundraising and our forthcoming events. The featured partner for this month is The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

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8 Jul, 2010

July 2010 newsletter

We present the roadmap for a Green Economy, upcoming conferences and activities and news on fundraising. This month's featured partner is the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

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