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

EVENT: Sustainability & Inequality - Durban, South Africa

On Tuesday 2 May, the African Centre for a Green Economy and its partners will be hosting a public dialogue on the issue of sustainability and inequality in Durban, South Africa.

Sustainability transition has become an important topic of...

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Convenor Update - April 2017

We recently returned from the year’s biggest green economy event – the 2017 PAGE ministerial, and our members had mixed reflections.  Positively, as a community we have come some distance: the number of PAGE countries expands, the conversations...

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Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) joins the coalition

The GEC is pleased to welcome the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) to the coalition.

The Stockholm Environment Institute is an international non-profit research organization that has worked with environment and development issues from local to global...

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Christian Aid joins the coalition

The GEC is delighted to welcome Christian Aid to the coalition.

Christian Aid is a UK-based Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. They work globally for...

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28 Mar, 2017

WATCH: What has inequality got to do with sustainability?

What has inequality got to do with sustainability? Hear what the experts have to say. Richard Wilkinson (author of The Spirit Level), Camilla Toulmin (ex Director, IIED), Katherine Trebeck (Oxfam), Irena Guijt (Oxfam) and Dario Kenner (independent researcher)...

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Civil society calls on governments to make green fair

At the UN PAGE Ministerial Conference in Berlin, members and friends of the Green Economy Coalition have drafted an open letter to all governments on the issue of inequality and...

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GEC leads green pioneers at PAGE Ministerial Conference

The GEC and many of our members will be attending the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) international ministerial conference in Berlin from 27-28 March. The GEC...

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17 Feb, 2017

The GEC is recruiting!

We are recruiting!

We are looking to recruit three new, full time, permanent positions for the Green Economy Coalition secretariat in London, housed at the International Institute for Environment...

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The Equality Trust joins the coalition

The GEC is pleased to begin 2017 by welcoming The Equality Trust as the coalition's newest member.

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JOB - CAFOD: Lead Analyst, Sustainable Economic Development


Coalition member CAFOD is looking for a new member of their UK policy team - a Lead Analyst on Sustainable...

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