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GEC Global Meeting 2021: Code red for nature & people

Practical solutions for scaling a green and fair COVID-19 recovery

By GEC · 14th October, 2021
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The recovery from COVID-19 has only just begun. It offers a unique opportunity to fast-track economic policy that could protect nature and people. But this will only happen if we work together and hold decision makers to account.

Join us online during the week of 29th November - 2nd December for the GEC Global Meeting 2021. A unique and collaborative space in which to reconnect with diverse global networks, share insights, compare solutions, and build allies.


Through the pain and suffering of COVID-19, we have seen glimpses of a better future. A world in which governments can be agile, innovative and science-led; where businesses big and small can transform themselves at short notice; where communities can be resilient, proactive and collaborative.

We all – citizens, government, business, workers – shared the same hope. This could be a turning point. From the ashes of this crisis, a fairer and greener economic system might emerge.

Two years on from the outbreak of COVID-19, some countries and institutions have taken bold steps to prioritise a just and nature-based recovery. But, at large, corporate and government decision makers are missing too many opportunities to make structural changes.

What and when?

The GEC Global Meeting 2021 is focused on one question:

How can we work together to focus the COVID-19 recovery agenda to deliver the system wide changes needed to tackle the loss of nature and rising inequality gap?

The event will take place on Zoom over 5 days from 29th November - 3rd December - with core sessions for 2 hours from 12-2pm (GMT), surrounded by side-sessions and fringe events by members and partners suited to different themes and timezones.

Join us for five different themed days, with events focused around the green economy transition:

Copy of GEC Global Meeting 2021 Overview 1

Nov 29th Day 1: Code Red for nature & people
What are the top ten priority interventions to transform a collapsing system?

Nov 30th Day 2: Inequality Day
How a new social contract can drive the green transition? [Focus on small enterprise and inclusion]

Dec 1st Day 3: Nature Day
How can the green transition restore nature in time?

Dec 2nd Day 4: Media debate: The Green Recovery On Trial

High level media dialogue asking if the Green Recovery agenda is up to the challenge facing humanity?

Dec 3rd Day 5: Coalition Day

Strategy and shared interventions.

How do we get involved?

  • Sign up to the GEC Global Meeting 2021 here.

  • Fine out more about the day here.

  • Do contact us directly to find out more about hosting a fringe event.

  • Share this invite with colleagues and friends.

  • Spread the word on social media and through your networks .

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