The Principles of a Green Economy:
Initial results of a global consultation25 May 2012
Over the last five months the Green Economy Coalition has supported a global consultation on theprinciples of a green economy. Over 250 organisations and individuals from around the world have nowcontributed to the drafting process. The following document provides an overview of the consultationprocess and a summary of the feedback. It clarifies how we will continue this work and use its outcomes atRio 2012 and beyond.For more information, contact the Green Economy Coalition: email@example.com
Major Groups and stakeholders attended UNEP Governing Council to discuss
What is a Green
During a multi-stakeholder workshop participants drafted an initial draft set of principles whichwas then widely circulated. That draft was later reworked with additional inputs from other relevantprocesses including:
ANPED - Green Economy Principles workshop
ICC - Ten conditions for green economy
Bioregional/Stakeholder Forum - Principles for a Green Economy
ITUC - 10 principles for a green economy
New Economy Network
Principles for a new economy
Earth Charter Initiative
Principles and values for sustainable development
Financial Stability Board - Key Standards for Sound Financial Systems
: Building on the momentum, the Green Economy Coalition organised an online consultation toengage global stakeholders.
Initial findings from the online consultation were presented at the Global Transition Dialoguein New York before the UNCSD March in-formals and shared widely with participants attending the meeting.
: Spanish and Portuguese versions of the consultation also went online and links were distributedacross global networks.
Consultation feedback was collated and analysed by the Green Economy Coalition. The Principleswere redrafted accordingly.
Revised principles were circulated around networks.