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

4 Apr, 2014
Social justice

BRIEFING: Securing social justice in the green economy

Can green policies help the poorest? If so, under what conditions? 

New briefing paper explores a framework for security social justice in the green economy.  

The paper shows how green economy and green growth policymaking are...

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8 Mar, 2014
Measure What Matters

Measure What Matters - website launches

Measuring What Matters, a new global initiative aiming to bring greater alignment between corporate, national and global metrics of 'success' has been launched by the Green Economy Coalition and partners....

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24 Feb, 2014
The Green Green Economy Barometer: Who is doing what where, and why?

Support for green economy surges but crucial gaps remain says new report by GEC and IIED

Governments, businesses, investors and others are embracing the ‘green economy’ idea, but differences in the way they interpret it pose barriers to sustainable development, according to a report published today by the...

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24 Feb, 2014

GEC and partners host three day conference on green growth and green economy

Business leaders, politicians and representatives of international financial institutions, UN agencies, think tanks and non-governmental organisations will meet next week to explore fast-evolving views of the green economy concept.


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8 Jan, 2014
ICAEW logo

The Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales joins GEC

We are delighted to welcome The Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW) to the GEC.

ICAEW, the first professional membership organisation to join the Coalition, supports over 140,000 chartered accountants around the world. Through...

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17 Dec, 2013
Scoping a green economy

New publication: Scoping a green economy

What does a green economy mean to you, or your business, or your community? What could a green economy look like in your country? What are some of the key questions for discussing a transition at a national or regional level? What does an inclusive green economy...

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29 Oct, 2013

The Green Economy Platform for SME's: GreenEcoNet

A best practice platform to support the transition towards a green economy amongst SME’s (Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises)

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8 Oct, 2013

TIPS join the GEC

We are extremely happy to announce that TIPS is joining the Green Economy Coalition.

TIPS, launched in 1996, is an independent and non-profit economic research institution. Its aims are to develop the intellectual capacity to undertake and disseminate...

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8 Oct, 2013
Sir Partha Dasgupta

Moving Beyond GDP in Asia

The first ever high-level meeting to move beyond GDP in Asia is happening in Bangkok between from the 8th to the 10th October.

This international conference, run by the UNEP, ...

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7 Oct, 2013
Global Eco Forum 2013

6th Global Eco Forum, Barcelona

The 6th Global Eco Forum: Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Sustainability (22nd October, 2013)

On October 22nd GEC members, eco-union, are organising the Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Sustainability in Barcelona...

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