ProsperityOpportunityRecoveryOliver Greenfield, ConvenorGreen Economy Coalitionoliver.greenfield@greeneconomycoalition.org
2009 GEC shared analysis:environmental conditions getting worse, poverty persists,inequalities growing, current economic a...
National dialogues: 9 Principles for a green economy1.   It delivers sustainable development2.   It delivers equity (Justi...
For the green economy coalition a green, fairand inclusive economy looks like this...                                     ...
1. Managing natural capitalA green economy is one that invests, protects and restores our ecosystems andbiodiversity in or...
2. Investing in peopleA green economy is one that allocates economic benefits and costs fairlyto achieve a more just and e...
3. Greening economic sectorsGreening the brown sectors and growing the green sectorsWe see: innovation opportunity, econom...
4. Influencing financial flowsTax, subsidy, public procurement reform, development banks, state banks – creatinginvestment...
5. Improving governance and measurementredefine progress and good governance to meet environmental and societal needsWe se...
Rio current state of negotiations• Positive – the first ever global meeting about how to have a very different  economy - ...
Prosperity, Opportunity, Recoveryhttp://www.greeneconomycoalition.org/updates/9-principles-green-economy-online-consultati...
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What does a green economy look like? How do we get there? What are the principles that need to guide the transition? Oliver Greenfield from the Green Economy Coalition gives an insight into the conversations going on at the global level on green economy.

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  1. 1. ProsperityOpportunityRecoveryOliver Greenfield, ConvenorGreen Economy Coalitionoliver.greenfield@greeneconomycoalition.org
  2. 2. 2009 GEC shared analysis:environmental conditions getting worse, poverty persists,inequalities growing, current economic activity not enablingsustainable developmentGEC shared vision: prosperity for all within one planet limitsGEC Goal:to accelerate the transition to a green, fair andinclusive economy
  3. 3. National dialogues: 9 Principles for a green economy1. It delivers sustainable development2. It delivers equity (Justice Principle)3. It creates genuine prosperity and wellbeing for all (Dignity Principle)4. It helps looks after the natural world5. It is inclusive and participatory in decision making6. It is accountable (The Governance Principle)7. It builds economic, social & environmental resilience (Resilience Principle)8. It delivers sustainable consumption and production9. It invests for the future http://www.greeneconomycoalition.org/updates/9- principles-green-economy-online-consultation
  4. 4. For the green economy coalition a green, fairand inclusive economy looks like this... The big picture of an economy that: 1. helps look after the natural world and... 2. shares economic benefits and opportunities more fairly 5 themes of change.....
  5. 5. 1. Managing natural capitalA green economy is one that invests, protects and restores our ecosystems andbiodiversity in order to secure their services for people today and for futuregenerations We see: jobs, income, security, improved environmental conditions • science determining sustainable levels of resource extraction and ecosystem services • We see new markets in ecosystems services • We see rural jobs in managing natural assets • We see community ownership of natural assets
  6. 6. 2. Investing in peopleA green economy is one that allocates economic benefits and costs fairlyto achieve a more just and equitable society We see: re-skilling, economic inclusion, community investment • The development of a wellbeing society • Social innovation • Local service industries • Community resilience
  7. 7. 3. Greening economic sectorsGreening the brown sectors and growing the green sectorsWe see: innovation opportunity, economic growth and resilience, increased prosperity for all• Sustainable energy for all, sustainable agriculture• Green cities and communities• Improved livelihoods and decent work• Resource efficiencies and improved supply chain confidence
  8. 8. 4. Influencing financial flowsTax, subsidy, public procurement reform, development banks, state banks – creatinginvestment grade frameworks to leverage private finance – investing for the longer termWe see: New growing markets, investor confidence, consistent growth, healthier public finances
  9. 9. 5. Improving governance and measurementredefine progress and good governance to meet environmental and societal needsWe see measuring what matters:•Sustainable development goalssetting objectives for the globalgreen economy•Beyond GDP setting objectivesfor national economics•Corporate report or explainclarifying a companiescontribution to wellbeing andenvironmental health
  10. 10. Rio current state of negotiations• Positive – the first ever global meeting about how to have a very different economy - one that is defined by environmental limits and needs to share limited resources and opportunities more fairly• Challenging – the history of pre-emptive multilateralism is poor and appetite for economic collaboration and rule setting in this climate is low• Global agreement - currently looks superficial but some important possibilities: Sustainable development goals, GDP+, sustainable energy for all, and sustainable agriculture, and the growing recognition of the opportunities presented by green cities, ecosystem valuation.• Individual national actions – compendium of commitments, post Rio national plans and route maps• The next milestone 2015 – development – carbon, post MDGs…
  11. 11. Prosperity, Opportunity, Recoveryhttp://www.greeneconomycoalition.org/updates/9-principles-green-economy-online-consultationThank you, Oliver Greenfield, ConvenorGreen Economy Coalitionoliver.greenfield@greeneconomycoalition.org

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