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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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