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

SEED looks back at 10 years of social and environmental entrepreneurship

Over the last ten years, GEC member SEED has supported more than 200 social and environmental enterprises enabling collaboration and peer learning. SEED’s inspiring success story and significant key lessons have now been...

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Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) joins the GEC

The Green Economy Coalition (GEC) is pleased to welcome Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) as its newest member.

Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) is a foundation based in Basel, Switzerland that works to...

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IIED launches 2014/15 annual report - Shaping a fairer future

The International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED), and GEC founding member, has released its 2014/15 annual report – ‘Shaping a fairer future’.

The report focuses on how IIED is...

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EVENT: 2nd World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh, 23-24 November 2015

The programme for the 2015 World Forum on Natural Capital has been announced, unveiling a range of international speakers and experts attending the two day event (23-24 November) in Edinburgh, hosted...

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EVENT: 2015 Global Eco Forum in Barcelona, 22-23 October

GEC member Eco-union will be hosting the 2015 Global Eco Forum on 22-23 October in Barcelona.

This year the Global Eco Forum will be linking to Paris as an ...

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VIDEO: Understanding the SDGs with the GEC's Oliver Greenfield

The GEC's convenor Oliver Greenfield talks to IIED about the importance of the SDGs and how measurement and national implementation issues will be important to their success post-ratification.

Watch the full interview below and read the accompanying...

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UN SDS panel - 'Powered by inclusive and sustainable growth', Sept 25th, NY

On 25 September 2015, GEC partner PAGE (Partnership for Action on Green Economy) will be supporting a UNEP, the Government of Germany, and UNDP co-hosted high-level panel discussion at the 2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York entitled:...

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GEC member SEED takes 2015 Africa Symposium to Kenya

Join GEC member SEED at the 'SEED Africa Symposium 2015' on 9-10 September 2015 in Nairobi – a unique forum for businesses, policy makers, civil society and support institutions working...

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VIDEO: IIED animation 'Bringing the ‪SDGs‬ to life: real change for real people'

GEC founder IIED has released a great animation 'Bringing the ‪SDGs‬ to life: real change for real people' to help communicate the scale and reach of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in just 3 minutes!  

It encourages everyone to get...

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Tearfund report on the 'Restorative Economy' out now

GEC member Tearfund, the Christian development charity, has released a new report championing the 'Restorative Economy' and aiming to "...catalyse a much needed debate about how we shape the future of our society and of our world."


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