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

2 Sep, 2016

EVENT: GEC in Jeju for Global Green Growth Week 2016

The GEC will be joining the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) for its annual Global Green Growth Week from 5-9 September on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, to convene experts...

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11 Jul, 2016

Plan International UK joins the GEC

The GEC is pleased to welcome Plan International UK as the latest member of the coalition.

Plan International UK is a global children’s NGO.  It works with children in the world’s poorest countries to help them build a...

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11 Jul, 2016

Finance Watch joins the GEC

The GEC is proud to announce that Finance Watch has joined the coalition as our newest member.

Brussels based Finance Watch is an independent non-profit Members’ association set up in 2011 to act as a public interest counterweight to...

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11 Jul, 2016

Mongolia's EPCRC joins the GEC

The GEC is glad to welcome the Economic Policy and Competitiveness Research Center (EPCRC) as the coalition's first Mongolian member.

The EPCRC will host the GEC's Mongolian national dialogue and...

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11 Jul, 2016

ACODE Uganda joins the GEC

The GEC is delighted to welcome Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) as a new member of the coalition.

ACODE will be host the the GEC's Ugandan national dialogue and policy...

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11 Jul, 2016

South Africa's AFRICEGE joins the GEC

The Green Economy Coalition (GEC) is pleased to welcome the African Centre for a Green Economy (AFRICEGE) as a new member of the coalition.

Along with existing member...

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1 Jul, 2016

EVENT: Green Economy in the Mediterranean workshop

On the 20th July, eco-union and MIO-ECSDE are hosting the final workshop of the Med GE 'Green Economy in the Mediterranean' project in Tangier, Morocco.

The programme, launched in partnership with the Green Economy Coalition and MAVA Foundation,...

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24 Jun, 2016
Event: Measure What Matters: A framework for action

EVENT: Measure What Matters: A framework for action

On 12th July His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will convene a global forum, “Measure What Matters: a Framework for Action", in London.

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6 Jun, 2016

WEBINAR: Making Pro-poor, Inclusive Green Growth a Reality, 8th June

A new report from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and the Green Economy Coalition (GEC), "Pro-poor, Inclusive Green Growth: Experience and a New Agenda",...

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26 May, 2016
Pro Poor, Inclusive green growth (cover)

REPORT: Pro-poor, inclusive green growth

Green growth initiatives to date have often placed the economy and environment front and center. However, for green growth to fulfill its promise, it needs to also focus on people and address systemic causes of poverty and social exclusion. Green growth that does...

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