GREEN ECONOMY COALITION NEWS MARCH 2010
Please find an update on the activities of the Green Economy Coalition for March 2010.
In our Coalition meeting last October we agreed to produce a short, shared ‘core script’,consisting of three parts:
1. Analysis of Challenges: to help articulate the current base-line and scale of the sustainability challenges, and the costs of not making a transition to a green economy.2. Glimpses of the Future: a collection of short case studies to help define a vision and meaning of a ‘green economy’, and communicate value-based, positive, solutions-oriented best practices.3. Transition Roadmap: to help clarify the pathways to a green economy, and to identify priority policies, institutions, investments, required to encourage sustainable practices.
Colleagues from different organizations have been drafting these 3 pieces of work, and we will becirculating them for your information, inputs and review over the coming weeks. Please keep alook out for the ‘Analysis’ – attached here; the ‘Glimpses of the Future’ (to be circulated at the endof April); and the ‘Transition Roadmap’ (to be circulated at the end of May).This work will be condensed into a short coalition document, as well as published on a newwebsite by mid year. It is proposed that we discuss the Transition Roadmap document at our next global meeting, since it will help us identify a sequence of priority result areas to work ontogether. For more information on the core script please contact email@example.com.
National Green Economy Coalition Dialogues
A strategy for convening national green economy coalition dialogues has been developed by‘Development Alternatives’, on behalf of Coalition, in a range of low income, rapidly emerging anddeveloped economies. We are in the early stage of planning meetings in India and Brazil. We arealso planning to develop a ‘tool kit’ that other countries and institutions can use in their own greeneconomy processes. Outputs from the national green economy dialogues will inform domesticpolicy processes as well as the Rio+20 planning. For more information on the national greeneconomy dialogues, please firstname.lastname@example.org
The IIED Communications team has been working on the branding of the Green EconomyCoalition and has produced the first version of a flyer (circulated last month). A website for theGreen Economy Coalition under development and will be a repository for the Coalition Script;Flyer; Briefing Papers (e.g. such as the GlobeScan review of public perceptions of the GreenEconomy); Power Point Presentations; the Coalition letters to the G20 Group. We are alsoplanning to make the website interactive in some way. Look out for the launch of the websitewww.greeneconomycoalition.org at the end of May 2010. For more information oncommunications please email@example.com.
Representing the Coalition
The Green Economy Coalition was invited to represent its work in a number of strategic globaland regional policy forums over the past few weeks, notably:
Major Groups and Stakeholder Forum, UNEP Governing Council in Bali, Indonesia 21-26 February 2010.
This was the first time governments and key stakeholders had met, post-