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GEC Global Meeting 2019

By GEC · 25th September, 2018
Benny Jackson 222664

The next Green Economy Coalition Global Meeting will take place in Cape Town South Africa, from January 8th – 9th 2019.

The Green Economy Coalition's annual Global Meetings are vibrant, delegate-led events, dedicated to exploring the future of the green economy. They bring together representatives of business, finance, NGOs and citizen’s groups from around the world in order to debate and decide how we can help to make the economies of the future equitable, inclusive, and people-focused.

This year, our particular focus is ensuring that everyone gets a stake in the transition to a green economy. We know that the green economic transition is necessary, urgent, and already underway. But we need to ensure that the new green economy improves the lives of ordinary people everywhere.

This year also marks an organisational milestone for the GEC: our tenth anniversary as a network. With 7 country programmes now up and running around the world, our partner organisations will be sharing their stories from the frontlines of the green economic transition: evidence of real and positive improvements, with the potential to achieve scale across nations, and change lives.

Co-hosted with our South African partners, The African Centre and Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), we will be taking stock of the global transition and planning our next steps together as the largest civil society movement for fair, green economies.

This year we also hold our meeting back to back with the UN-PAGE Ministerial meeting, on 10 – 11th January, Cape Town. If you are interested in attending the PAGE Ministerial, please make sure you have registered for passes here.


  • Final Conference Agenda - download
  • Background briefing for event - download
  • Detailed policy briefings on finance, natural capital, inclusion, SMEs - download all
  • Logistics note - download

Participating Organisations

  • African Climate & Development Initiative
  • Congress of South African Trade Unions
  • Earthlife Africa
  • European Union
  • Finance Watch
  • Forest Stewardship Council
  • Footsteps Foundation
  • German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety
  • Global Green Growth Institute
  • Green Growth Knowledge Platform
  • GIZ & GIZ-South Africa
  • GreenCape
  • Global Resources Institute
  • Hivos
  • International Labor Organisation
  • International Institute of Environment and Development
  • International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature, South Africa
  • Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee
  • Natural Capital Coalition
  • North Western Government, SA
  • Pinpoint Sustainability
  • SEED Global & SEED South Africa
  • South African Department of Environment
  • South African Department for Trade & Industry
  • South African Municipal Workers Union
  • Oxfam
  • Sustainable Energy Africa
  • Tearfund
  • UN-Environment
  • Western Cape Government, SA
  • WWF - South Africa

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