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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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.


Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading