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

5 Jun, 2013
7 out of 10 for the High Level Panel

7 out of 10 for the High Level Panel

The Green Economy Coalition (GEC) welcomes the UN High Level Panel’s vision for the post-2015 agenda - as one that describes a single global development agenda, is defined by shared goals, and is guided by the principles of...

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19 Apr, 2013
GEC launches new phase

GEC launches new phase

The race for a green economy is now on and is gathering pace.

The GEC is committed to accelerating the transition to a green economy, and to ensuring that equity and inclusion are put at the very core of the transformation.

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18 Apr, 2013
TEEB for Business joins the GEC

TEEB for Business joins the GEC

We are delighted to announce that TEEB for Business is joining the Green Economy Coalition.

The TEEB for Business Coalition, launched on 06 November 2012, aims to achieve a shift in corporate behaviour to...

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5 Feb, 2013
Hubs for a new economy

Hubs for a new economy

The Green Economy Coalition has partnered with the New Economics Foundation, Stakeholder Forum, Development Alternatives and the...

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5 Feb, 2013
6th Global Strategy, Gland, Switzerland

6th Global Strategy Meeting, Switzerland

Green Economy Coalition's 6th Global Strategy meeting (26 - 27 February, 2013)

Members of the Green Economy Coalition will be meeting for their annual strategy meeting on 26 - 27 February at IUCN's offices in Gland, Switzerland.

The...

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8 Dec, 2012
Coalition participates in OECD Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum

Coalition participates in OECD Green Growth Forum

To support countries in better addressing such cross-cutting questions, the OECD established the Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GG-SD Forum).

This new initiative aims at bringing...

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18 Oct, 2012
Post-Rio multistakeholder strategy meeting

Post-Rio multistakeholder strategy meeting

Post-Rio to Post-2015: Planning international stakeholder engagement - Register now

  •     20 - 21 October (Please note change of dates)
  •     Pace University, New York City...
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