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

20 Oct, 2014
GEC Group photo

NOW OUT: GEC Strategy 2014 - 2017

The Green Economy Coalition came together on the 1 – 2 September 2014 with invited partners to discuss the status of the transition and what it means for our work together.

This document is the outcome of that meeting. It describes who we are, what we...

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16 Oct, 2014

VIDEO: Talking green economy with Hunter Lovins

As part of our 'Talking Green Economy' series, the Green Economy Coalition sits down with Hunter Lovins, President of Natural Capitalism Solutions and general eco-superstar to find out how she would tell the story of transition....

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9 Oct, 2014
Holistic approach to environmental systemic risk and insurance now essential say

Holistic approach to environmental systemic risk and insurance now essential says WWF/RSA white paper

How we understand and manage risk has always formed the basis of the insurance industry and much of economic activity, both of which rely on risk transfer for survival. Recognition of the interconnectedness of risk is vital to understanding how a seemingly...

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22 Sep, 2014
Open dialogue on measuring global Goal(s) on water now open

Open dialogue on measuring global Goal(s) on water now open

We need your expertise!

With less than a year to go until the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are finalised, policy makers are now turning their attention to the issue of implementation. So how might global Goal(s) on water sustainability be...

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1 Aug, 2014

GEC Global Meeting, 1 - 2 September, London

On 1 -2 September, 2014, the Green Economy Coalition will host its annual meeting focused on 'Mainstreaming green economies' at ICAEW's Great Hall, London.

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26 Jun, 2014

GEC June newsletter

All the latest news on the transition to greener and more inclusive economies from the Green Economy Coalition.... Check it out

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26 Jun, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: GEC launches new website to support smaller businesses to lead the transition to green economies

More than 99% of all European businesses are small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)[i]; they are the  backbone of our economies and our communities.  They are also the drivers of innovation - registering more patents than all the big businesses...

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26 Jun, 2014

Real Green Economies: Report now out

On 24-26 February 2014, forty individuals representing diverse views including trade unions, business, civil society and policy convened at Wilton Park to discuss ‘Real Green Economies’.

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20 Jun, 2014
GEC Global meeting dates announced

GEC Global Meeting dates announced

On 1 - 2 September 2014 members and partners of the Green Economy Coalition will be gathering from around the globe for the 7th annual meeting. The two day conference will be held at ICAEW's Great Hall in central London.

We will be tackling some of the...

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18 Jun, 2014
MWM side event: Harmonising existing measurement efforts under the HLPF’s review

MWM side event: Harmonising existing measurement efforts under the HLPF’s review function

On 30th June, as part of our Measure What Matters project, we will host a side event at the UN in New York to explore the review function of the High Level Political Forum to harmonise existing efforts to track...

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