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Green Economy Coalition


The Green Economy Coalition (GEC) is a global network of organisations committed to accelerating a transition to a new green inclusive economy. It is the largest multi-stakeholder alliance working on green economy. GEC is made up of think-tanks, environmental and development NGOs, trade unions, businesses and UN bodies.


The members of GEC have come together because they recognise that the current economic order is failing our constituencies – from our global workers, poor and marginalised groups and local communities, to the planet. GEC has built an online global network of active contributors who are sharing their expertise and perspectives on the transition to greener, fairer economies.


Together the members have a collective mission to accelerate the global transition to a green economy. They do this by mobilising a global civil society movement on a green economy; building a shared understanding of a green economy in different economic and cultural contexts; and influencing decision-makers to bring about that vision.


The GEC believes the transition to a green economy requires five interrelated action areas (that they call the big picture): measuring what matters; influencing financial systems; greening high impact sectors; investing in people and managing natural capital. They are working across all of these action areas and drawing the connections between them.


The Green Economy Coalition is governed by a Steering Group which meets every month to decide on strategic and management issue. 




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Type of initiative Knowledge/advice organization, Action/campaign organization, Information/network organization
Field of work Trade, Politics, Knowledge and information
Date of commencement 2009
Founder(s) IUCN,WWF, IIED and UNEP
Legal form Coalition
Continent Europe
Country England
City London
One or several keywords that describe your initiative green economy
Publications Knowledge Centre, books, newsletter, video
More information

Contact person(s)

Emily Benson


Contact information

Name Green Economy Coalition (IIED)
Address 80 - 86 Grays Inn Road
Zip/postal code WC1X 8NH.
Place London
Country England
Phone +44 (0) 20 3463 7399



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