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

SURVEY: Your views on green economy in the Mediterranean

Is the Mediterranean region taking action on a green economy? Which countries are leading and lagging? What are the barriers and opportunities towards greener growth in the region? The GEC in partnership with EcoUnion and MIO-ECSDE have launched a new...

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EVENT: 2016 GEC Global Meeting

The Green Economy Coalition's 2016 Global Meeting will take place on 26 - 27th of July in the City of London. 

Focused on ‘The state of the global transition’, this meeting will be the largest gathering of civil society...

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Empowering Sustainable Decisions - GRI 5th Global Conference

GEC member Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) will be holding its 5th Global Conference in 2016, this year in Amsterdam 18-20th May.

Registration is still open to all, so if you are interested in attending please visit the...

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GreenEcoNet webinar on EU financing for SMEs

The GreenEcoNet consortium, of which the GEC is a member, will be hosting a 20th April webinar on ‘Finance opportunities for green SMEs’.

The workshop will provide a quick overview on the financial opportunities...

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GEC launches dialogue hubs in 7 countries

The Green Economy Coalition (GEC) has partnered with the European Commission to launch and fund a new 3.5 year programme of green economy dialogues in seven countries around the globe.

The GEC will be working with civil society hubs in...

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MWM hosts India SDG roundtable

The GEC's Measure What Matters project will be hosting an India sustainable development goals (SDGs) roundtable on March 10th in New Delhi.

MWM...

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2016 SEED Awards for Social and Environmental Enterprises

SEED, hosted by Adelphi Research and founded by UNEP, UNDP and IUCN, has just launched the 2016 SEED Awards for innovative start-up enterprises that aim to generate environmental, social and economic benefits at the local level...

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EVENT: What place for the informal economy in green and inclusive growth?

The Green Economy Coalition is committed to green economies for all. But many green growth plans and initiatives – national and international – have failed to mention a huge part of economic activity: the informal economy.

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GIB launches SuRe® standard at COP21

Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB), the GEC’s newest member, has successfully launched the SuRe® standard - Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure - at a COP21 event on 9 December...

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