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

14 Apr, 2015

VIDEO: Greening the Economy with Sustainable Prosperity

GEC member Sustainable Prosperity is launching its own Green Economy Program to support research into greening Canada's economy and engage with decision makers and stakeholders to make green economy a reality.

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Summary: UNEP Financial Inquiry - Pathways to Scale (3rd report)

UNEP's financial inquiry is key to successfully aligning the financial system with the goals of sustainable development and the post-2015 agenda. The inquiry's 3rd progress report,...

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AMCEN African green economy update

Last week saw a raft of activity around African green economy at the 15th African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) in Cairo.

A pre-event regional workshop focused on the topic of ‘Inclusive Green Economies for Poverty Reduction and...

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13 Feb, 2015

February 2015 Update

All the latest highlights from the Green Economy Coalition, including:

  • An update from the GEC's Convenor, Oliver Greenfield looking forward to 2015.

  • Our new refreshed dialogues pages,...

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Tearfund is the GEC's newest member

The GEC is pleased to welcome Tearfund as the GEC's latest coalition member. 

Tearfund is a UK-based Christian relief and development agency working with a global network of churches to help eradicate poverty...

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Survey: Contribute to the UNEP finance inquiry via The Finance Innovation Lab survey

Help contribute to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Inquiry to Financial System Design by filling out this short, 10 minute...

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22 Oct, 2014

October 2014 Update

All the latest highlights from the Green Economy Coalition including

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22 Oct, 2014

REPORT: Telling the story of transition to greener economies

The green economy narrative is working. Governments, north and south, are taking action. Businesses are seeing financial opportunities. But it is not yet the mainstream choice. Why not?


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New Economics Foundation joins the GEC

We are excited to announce that the New Economics Foundation (NEF) have joined the Green Economy Coalition. 

NEF is a progressive think tank based in the UK that has over 28 years of experience of new economic thinking. The organisation works on a...

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UNEP Finance Inquiry (part 2) now out

The second progress report from UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System that can mobilizing capital towards a green and inclusive economy is available now. 

The report finds that even with strong real economy policies to correct...

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