News, 27 March 2017

IIED to host Twitter chat on how to move to economies that are green and fair

Join our Twitter chat on 28 March to discuss why economies need to be both inclusive and sustainable.

Smallholders in Kenya pack flowers for the UK market. IIED and partners are looking at how to develop fair and sustainable trade and economic development (Photo: IIED)

IIED is inviting researchers, policymakers and businesses to participate in an online conversation about the transition to green and fair economies on 28 March, 2017.

IIED will use the online network Twitter and the hashtag #GreenmustbeFair to host the online discussion from 12.30-1.30pm, BST (1.30pm-2.30pm Berlin time) on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Co-hosting the conversation are Development Alternatives (@DAPerspectives), Plan International UK (@PlanUK) and the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (@CAFOD).

The online conversation will coincide with the international ministerial conference of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), which is being held in Berlin from March 27-28. The PAGE conference will bring together more than 300 ministers, heads of United Nations' agencies, thought leaders and representatives from civil society, business and media to discuss how to accelerate the shift to green investment and inclusive growth.

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To join the Twitter chat, follow #GreenmustbeFair on Twitter from 12.30-1.30pm, BST (1.30pm-2.30pm Berlin time) on March 28

IIED's Twitter chat is designed to stimulate international dialogue and debate around how to manage the transition to green and fair economies.  

To kickstart the conversation, IIED will tweet out a series of key questions and invite responses. The chat questions will be tweeted from IIED's Twitter account, @IIED.

The questions will be:

  • How can we fight inequality while being more sustainable?
  • What are the key principles for a green and fair transition?
  • How can business ensure that their green practices are also fair ones?
  • What lessons have we learned from inclusive green growth so far?
  • What are some useful resources, practices and tools we can utilise for inclusive and sustainable economies?
  • How can we as organisations and stakeholders collaborate for better results for inclusive green growth?

For people who are not familiar with Twitter chats, IIED has published a Twitter chat best practices guide (PDF).

IIED at UN PAGE

IIED works on a range of programmes related to the green economy transition, and  IIED director Andrew Norton and colleagues will be participating in a number of sessions at the UN PAGE conference. IIED will also be exhibiting in the parallel exhibition.

IIED is a member of the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) — the largest alliance of organisations committed to accelerating the transition to green and fair economies. In 2016 IIED, in partnership with the GEC and the Global Green Growth Institute, published a report calling on decision-makers to pursue sustainable economic growth that is green, pro-poor and inclusive.

Contact

Matt Wright (matthew.wright@iied.org), web planning and content manager, IIED's Communications Group

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