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GEC Newsletter April 2010

GEC Newsletter April 2010

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Glimpses of the future - a selection of case studies - 4th GEC letter to G20 summit - National dialogues - Forthcoming events - Featured partner: WWF International
Glimpses of the future - a selection of case studies - 4th GEC letter to G20 summit - National dialogues - Forthcoming events - Featured partner: WWF International

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Published by: Green Economy Coalition on Jul 28, 2011
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GREEN ECONOMY COALITION NEWS APRIL 2010
Dear ColleaguesPlease find an update on Green Economy Coalition activities in April 2010.
Our Core Script 
Last month we reported on our progress on drafting the Green Economy Coalition 'Core Script',which consists of three parts: (1) Analysis of Challenges; (2) Glimpses of the Future, (3)Transition Roadmap; and we attached the first part – Analysis of the Challenges – for your reviewand suggestions (see News March 2010).This month we attach a first draft of the ‘Glimpses of the Future’ – a collection of short casestudies to provide brief examples of tomorrow’s world, intended to help define the meaning of agreen and inclusive economy, and communicate value-based, positive solutions.We intend to make the Core Script available on the Green Economy Coalition website at the endof May.
Glimpses of the Future - Selection of Case Studies
 
A huge thank you to WWF International for inspiring and catalyzing this first draft!Efforts have been made to select case studies from both North and South; from civil society,business and governments as well as innovative partnerships between these groups; to ensurethat they address environmental, social as well as economic criteria; and to capture something of the enabling conditions which allowed them to evolve.We intend to populate the Glimpse of the Future collection with new case studies on a regular basis, and make it available on the Green Economy Coalition website.
Invitation to Contribute to the Glimpses of the Future Collection
 
The Glimpses of the Future case studies are not perfect! We invite your feedback on theexamples and additional material from your own experiences.Please send suggestions and case studies, of no more 250 words maximum, a digital photograph(not included in the attached document) as well as references, tosally.jeanrenaud@iucn.org .
4
th
Green Economy Coalition Letter to G20 Summit 
 
There are two G20 Heads of State Summits this year:
4th Summit: Toronto, Canada 26-27 June, http://g20.gc.ca/
 
5th Summit: Seoul, S. Korea 11-12 November.The theme of the 4th G20 Summit in June is:
 
'Recovery and New Beginnings' 
, and leaders willfocus on the fragile recovery from the economic and financial crisis, the implementation of itsprevious commitments, as well as laying the foundation for sustainable and balanced growth.The Green Economy Coalition proposed to send a 4th letter to the G20 Summit in June.Preliminary conversations with coalition members have generated a number of ideas for theletter:
Message that a green economy is critical to 'new beginnings', and that it provides acommon solution to multiple challenges of climate change, poverty, unemployment,energy, food and water security.
 
 
Highlight that biodiversity is a crucial element of the green economy to support theInternational Year of Biodiversity in 2010 (this would also provide an opportunity tosupport TEEB messaging).
Indicate how all countries and sectors have a stake in the green, biodiverse economy,thus representing interests of labour, development, consumer, environmental, economic,accountability groups.
 
Key 'asks' include removal of subsidies, and investment in green sectors to addresspoverty, generate new jobs, and to protect our life support systems - in order to lay thefoundation for sustainable and balanced growth.The GEC will take responsibility for drafting a letter and circulating a letter to institutional focalpoints in May. IIED is willing to help prepare a Press Release by early June, to correspond withthe dispatch of a letter in mid June.Any further suggestions or comments on a 4
th
Green Economy Coalition letter to the G20 arewelcome and should be forwarded tosally.jeanrenaud@iucn.org
National Green Economy Coalition Dialogues
 
Good progress is being made on planning the National Green Economy Dialogues withDevelopment Alternatives in India and IIED who are taking the lead on this work stream.We are working closely with Vitae Civilis, a policy think tank in Brazil, on planning the nationaldialogue which is likely to take place in September 2010. The team in Brazil are meeting PavanSukhdev in San Paulo in May to explore how to take the national dialogue forward. For moreinformation on the national green economy dialogues, and tool kit for use by other partners,please contactgcvarughese@devalt.org
Forthcoming Events
 
Over the next few weeks the Green Economy Coalition will be represented at:
UNCTAD Public Symposium, Palais des Nations, Geneva, 10-11 May 2010 
. SallyJeanrenaud will be representing the Green Economy Coalition as a discussant in thepublic conference on
 
“Responding to Global Crises: New Development Paths” 
 
The Green Economy Summit, South Africa, 18-20 May 2010 
. Sally Jeanrenaud will bemaking a presentation on the Green Economy Coalition in the plenary session onInternational Perspectives.
Rio 2012 Conference, 15 
th
May 2010,
Tom Bigg will be a panellist representing the GreenEconomy Coalition in a session entitled: "
One Planet Living: Green economy in thecontext of sustainable development and poverty eradication
", organized by theStakeholder Forum and the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS), chaired byAchim Steiner. Development Alternatives will be represented by Ashok Khosla, andConsumers International by Bjarne Pedersen.
The Rio+20 Preparatory Committee in New York, 17-19 May 2010.
Tom Bigg andAnabella Rosemberg (ITUC) will help position the Green Economy Coalition to informRio +20 assessment protocol and vision.
 
For more information please contacttom.bigg@iied.org
 
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Annual Sustainability Conference 26-28 May 2010.
 Steve Bass and Sally Jeanrenaud will be hosting a public Green Economy Coalition

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