The climate is crashing
Biodiversity is vanishing
Democracy is degrading
Disease is spreading
Inequality is rising
Our economies are fundamentally flawed. They create wealth for the few, at the expense of the many. They drive climate change and mass extinctions. And they prioritise consumption over sustainability.
We need something different.
We need a green economy.
An economy in the service of life - one that puts people and the environment first.
Our economies are not set in stone. They can be upgraded, overhauled, transformed. And positive change is already happening around the world - building economies that are fairer, greener and more resilient.
The Green Economy Coalition exists to accelerate this inclusive and sustainable transition. We work with our partners around the world to give citizens a voice, hold governments to account, and drive real economic change.
To fix our economies, we need to see change on five fronts…
Measuring & Governing
We need to move beyond GDP and profit margins to embrace new metrics that protect nature and enhance wellbeing.
Reforming Financial Systems
Financial markets must serve the needs of society, not the other way around. New priorities are needed to move money where it matters.
Greening Economic Sectors
A low-carbon revolution is required across our energy, food and transport sectors, creating good green jobs for millions.
Billions live in poverty, climate change is impacting the most vulnerable, and inequality is fracturing our communities. We need to put people first.
Without nature our economies and societies cannot function. Businesses and governments must recognise the true value of our natural world.
Our impact so far
Founded in 2009, we are the world’s largest movement for green and fair economies
We have built an international network of charities, businesses, citizen’s groups and civil society, united by the Principles of a green economy. We've launched national dialogue hubs across 4 continents, shaping national policy & tracking the transition from Mongolia to Peru. And we have mainstreamed the idea of a just transition – one that builds a liveable green future for all, not just the few.