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  • CANARI’s Radar tool helps small and micro enterprises assess their impacts. Here Kemba Jaramogi from Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project in Trinidad and Tobago presents their Radar. (Photo: CANARI)

    Time to turn the PAGE?

    The Partnership for Action on Green Economy is an international alliance of UN agencies, partner organisations and governments working together for a transition to a green and sustainable economy. The alliance's third ministerial conference aimed to showcase innovation and experience, but IIED's Laura Kelly felt a key ingredient was missing

    17 January 2019 | Blog | Green economy
  • The faces of some of the experts who contributed their thoughts about a green economy (Image: GEC)

    Leading experts set out their vision for a green economy

    To mark the launch of its new website, the GEC asked leading green thinkers to set out their personal vision of a green economy. Politicians, activists and industry leaders from around the globe responded. Now the GEC is asking: "What does 'a green economy' mean to you?"

    12 September 2017 | News | Green economy
  • 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 to host Twitter chat on how to move to economies that are green and fair

    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

    27 March 2017 | News | Green economy
  • The logo of PAGE and information about the conference on 27-28 March 2017

    IIED at ministerial green economy conference

    IIED researchers will be speaking at the international ministerial conference of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) from 27-28 March, discussing how to support countries moving to more inclusive and sustainable economies. 

    22 March 2017 | Article | Economics
  • A family in Tarialan, Uvs Province, Mongolia, uses a solar panel to generate power for their ger, a traditional Mongolian tent (Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Why social inclusion matters for green growth

    From wetland protection in South Africa to scrapping fossil fuel subsidies in Indonesia, the best climate policies are pro-poor

    11 August 2016 | Blog | Climate change
  • The sale of matoke in a market near Fort Portal, Uganda: green growth planning must take account of the informal economy (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Does green growth miss the majority?

    On 25 February IIED is hosting an event on the informal sector – we want to better understand how it can contribute to creating a greener and more inclusive economy

    18 February 2016 | Blog | Green economy
  • The focus of Green Economy Coalition convener Oliver Greenfield is on the SDG targets and indicators, and how that can lead to a green economy (Image: IIED)

    Sustainable goals for a sustainable green economy

    The Sustainable Development Goals set the priorities for a more sustainable, green economy, but that means that how we assess and measure that economy needs to change, argues Oliver Greenfield

    11 September 2015 | News | Green economy
  • The transition to green economies across the world was discussed at a Green Economy Coalition meeting in September (Photo: UNEP/Google licence)

    Mainstreaming green economies: pitching to people and power

    The Green Economy Coalition, which includes IIED among its members, hosted its annual meeting on 1 and 2 September, and coverage of the event is available here

    29 August 2014 | Article | Green economy
  • Schemes such as this provision of a solar panel, provided by Grameen Shaktri, to rural Bangladesh homes are tackling the drivers of poverty and inequality while also greening the economy (Photo: Marufish)

    Ten ways to secure social justice in the green economy

    IIED and CAFOD have published guidelines that policymakers can follow to improve the social outcomes of green economy strategies

    25 April 2014 | News | Green economy
  • While 'green growth' has focused on attracting investment, 'green economy' targets wider and deeper reform to create an economic system that better serves society (Photo: Davetoaster via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

    Support for green economy surges but crucial gaps remain

    Governments, businesses, investors and others are embracing the ‘green economy’ idea, but differences in the way they interpret it pose barriers to sustainable development, according to a report published today by the International Institute for Environment and Development and the Green Economy Coalition.

    24 February 2014 | News | Green economy
  • Wilton Park will host a conference exploring the fast-evolving views of the green economy concept next week

    Conference explores ways to bridge varied visions of ‘green economy’ to foster inclusive growth within environmental limits

    Business leaders, politicians and representatives of international financial institutions, UN agencies, think tanks and non-governmental organisations will meet next week to explore fast-evolving views of the green economy concept.

    20 February 2014 | News | Green economy
  • UNESCO considers Tanzania's Ngorongoro Conservation Area to be of global importance for biodiversity conservation, but it faces significant development pressure from tourism (Photo: Justin, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Mainstreaming nature and biodiversity into wider planning and policy

    Biodiversity conservation, climate change and economic development must be tackled together by the institutions that drive policy, rules, plans, investment and action – a process known as ‘mainstreaming’. We aim to ensure this happens through research, capacity building and partnerships with key organisations, communities and other actors

    16 August 2013 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Nigerian subsidy crisis shows the road to a green economy isn’t smooth

    The photos coming out of Nigeria over the last two weeks speak for themselves.

    17 January 2012 | Blog | Green economy
  • Green Economy Coalition gives Rio 2012 text a Grade B

    Twenty years on from the first summit on sustainable development, yesterday the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Bureau released th

    13 January 2012 | Blog | Green economy
  • Green economics – surviving the trial

    “Neoliberal, capitalist economics is bankrupt, morally and intellectually, but nothing changes,” were the opening words of Neal Lawson from Compass at a debate Putting the Green Economy on Trial. He described the infrastructure of consumerism and marketing that has developed under the current system as difficult to escape; a seductive new vision of what it is to be human is needed, he said.

    17 November 2011 | Blog | Economics
  • Glimpse of a green new future

    Picture this. Petrol driven cars have long been phased out worldwide. They all have been replaced by electric vehicles. Noise and air pollution has largely been eliminated. As a result, cities are now quieter, calmer, cleaner. Properties along motorways and busy arteries of major cities have once again become desirable places to live. Petrol stations have now been replaced by a network of charge points where users can charge their vehicles for long-haul trips across the country. The charging stations are powered by renewable energy sources.

    29 July 2011 | Blog | Green economy
  • Three angles on 'green growth'

    How can you marry environment and development? Over the past two years, governments and businesses have begun to trumpet ‘green growth’ as one way of boosting economic growth without compromising environmental sustainability.

    30 June 2011 | Blog | Green economy
  • Green Economy Coalition logo

    Green Economy Coalition

    The Green Economy Coalition (GEC) brings together environment, development, trade union, consumer and business sectors from the North and South. The GEC is committed to a common cause: accelerating a transition to a new green economy

    25 April 2011 | Article | Economics
  • Green economy – learning from the Caribbean

    Since the recent global financial crises, the phrase ‘green economy’ has appeared liberally in newspaper headlines, and politicians’ and CEOs’ promises. They usually mean ‘low-carbon economy’, the idea of shifting energy and infrastructure towards clean, high-tech systems. Green economy is seen as an answer to financial problems – G20 stimulus packages included ‘green’ components, hoping to improve national competitiveness and create new jobs through green technology, and wean economies off insecure and expensive fossil fuels. And it is seen as a practical way to supplement climate change conventions – you don’t need an international agreement to change economic practices that cause climate change. All very good news for Danish wind farm installers, Japanese hybrid car manufacturers, and Chinese solar panel factories. But what does the green economy mean for the developing world?

    4 March 2011 | Blog | Green economy
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