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The missing majority
What is the status of the ‘green transition’?
• Over 60 national green economy / growth plans
• Big players taking a lead ...
Are ‘green funds’ flowing?
Ethical Markets Media
estimates USD 6.22 trillion
now going towards green
economy
Where are the funds coming from?
Source; Green Growth Action
Alliance 2012
How does informality feature in green growth
discourse?
How does informality feature in green
growth strategies?
• Out of 15 national plans - 6 mention informality
• Those refere...
How will people who don’t have a stake
in the ‘brown’ economy have one in a
green economy?
Peter Poschen, Director of the ILO
Enterprises Department
Mao Amis, Executive Director of the Africa
Centre for a Green Ec...
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Informal economies and the green economy

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This is an edited version of a presentation on 'The missing majority' by Emily Benson, of the Green Economy Coalition, that was uploaded on 8 March 2016.

The presentation was made at a conference on "The biggest 'private sector': what place for the informal economy in green and inclusive growth?" on 25 February 2016.

The event was hosted by IIED and the Green Economy Coalition, WIEGO, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the OECD's Sahel and West Africa Club.

The original presentation can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/IIEDslides/the-missing-majority.

More details: http://bit.ly/1T8MGqJ

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Informal economies and the green economy

  1. 1. The missing majority
  2. 2. What is the status of the ‘green transition’? • Over 60 national green economy / growth plans • Big players taking a lead OECD, World Bank, regional development banks, UN PAGE (UNEP, UNDP, ILO, UNITAR, UNIDO) + newer organisations e.g. GGGI • Private sector
  3. 3. Are ‘green funds’ flowing? Ethical Markets Media estimates USD 6.22 trillion now going towards green economy
  4. 4. Where are the funds coming from? Source; Green Growth Action Alliance 2012
  5. 5. How does informality feature in green growth discourse?
  6. 6. How does informality feature in green growth strategies? • Out of 15 national plans - 6 mention informality • Those references focus on structure of economy rather than how GG might impact informal markets • E.g. Egypt; Kenya
  7. 7. How will people who don’t have a stake in the ‘brown’ economy have one in a green economy?
  8. 8. Peter Poschen, Director of the ILO Enterprises Department Mao Amis, Executive Director of the Africa Centre for a Green Economy

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