Monday, 24 February 2014 - 11:26am
Emily Benson - Green Economy Coalition
Governments, businesses, investors and others are embracing the ‘green economy’ idea, but differences in the way they interpret it pose barriers to sustainable development, according to a report published today by the International Institute for Environment and Development and the Green Economy... Read more
Monday, 24 February 2014 - 11:08am
Emily Benson - Green Economy Coalition
Business leaders, politicians and representatives of international financial institutions, UN agencies, think tanks and non-governmental organisations will meet next week to explore fast-evolving views of the green economy concept. The conference — on 24-26 February at Wilton Park — has been... Read more
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 - 6:26am
Measure What Matters
On February 28 2014, the UN Statistical Commission will host a day-long seminar on “Managing the Data Revolution: Integrated Statistics and Partnerships in Data for Statistical Organizations in the Post-2015 Era”. The session will provide the setting for an interactive dialogue between the... Read more
Thursday, 6 February 2014 - 10:07am
Measure What Matters
In October 2013, statisticians, economists, ecologists and policy makers from across Asia met in Bangkok to define ways of calculating the value of natural resources that could reshape the way country success is measured. Systems of National Accounts, which produce numbers such as Gross Domestic... Read more
Monday, 3 February 2014 - 6:02pm
Ernst Ligteringen
Joseph Stiglitz is much-quoted, and for good reason. Not only an Economics Nobel Prize winner, he has the knack of expressing compelling economic arguments in simple English. No surprises then that policy makers take note when he says that ‘ GDP tells you nothing about sustainability ’. As the head... Read more
Monday, 13 January 2014 - 1:05pm
Measure What Matters
Building on the outcomes of the first phase of UNDG consultations on Post-2015 development priorities, UNDP is convening a global meeting between 29 and 31 January in New York focused on data and accountability in the new development framework. The meeting will bring together various initiatives... Read more
Wednesday, 8 January 2014 - 8:12pm
Emily Benson - Green Economy Coalition
We are delighted to welcome The Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW) to the GEC. ICAEW, the first professional membership organisation to join the Coalition, supports over 140,000 chartered accountants around the world. Through their technical knowledge, skills and... Read more
Tuesday, 7 January 2014 - 11:16pm
Measure What Matters
On 12th December 2013, Measure What Matters hosted a High Level Roundtable discussion at St James’s Palace, London. The Roundtable brought together 20 leaders from business, research and policy to discuss the potential for aligning sustainability data at different levels of decision making. The... Read more
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 - 1:06pm
Emily Benson - Green Economy Coalition
What does a green economy mean to you, or your business, or your community? What could a green economy look like in your country? What are some of the key questions for discussing a transition at a national or regional level? What does an inclusive green economy dialogue process involve? In this... Read more
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 - 1:07pm
Emily Benson - Green Economy Coalition
A best practice platform to support the transition towards a green economy amongst SME’s (Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises) The GreenEcoNet project aims to develop the first Europe-wide platform to strengthen the current dialogues within the SME community, as well as between the private sector... Read more


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