An unprecedented coalition of labour, business, environment and consumer groups will today call for a revival of the high ambition that accompanied the first Rio Earth Summit in 1992 as ministers gather to prepare for the next Earth Summit in 2012.

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About the Green Economy Coalition
The Green Economy Coalition brings together environment, development, trade union, consumer and business sectors, North and South. THE GEC is committed to a common cause: accelerating a transition to a new green inclusive economy. For more information on the GEC, contact: Luke Upchurch lupchurch@consint.org
 

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GEC proposal for 2012 Earth Summit agenda
In this paper the Green Economy Coalition (GEC) calls for a revival of the high ambition that accompanied the first Rio Earth Summit in 1992 as ministers gather to prepare for the next Earth Summit in 2012. The paper details the GEC’s shared analysis for how the world can move towards sustainability, stressing that, despite high ideals in 1992, the world has actually moved backwards in terms of sustainable development.
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Green Economy Global Public Opinion Briefing
This briefing describes where we are now: the public opinion landscape where support for a green economy is taking root. Commissioned by IIED for the Green Economy Coalition meeting held at IUCN in Gland, Switzerland, in October 2009, it presents a selection of findings from GlobeScan’s regular surveys on the environment, the economy and global issues, conducted among the general public and opinion formers across the world.
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GEC Shared Analysis
There are many reasons why the Coalition wants to accelerate progress towards a green economy. This document is an attempt to crystallise our initial analysis of the problems which ‘green economy’ efforts need to address, in a form that is both brief and reflects the views of diverse Coalition members.
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Source: International Institute for Environment and Development

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