9 Principles of a green economy? Online consultation

While political momentum on a green economy is now gathering pace there are still some important concerns regarding the meaning and consequences of a transition, particularly for the world’s poorest. As governments begin to identify opportunities and policy frameworks at the national level it is critical that their decision-making processes are guided by a common set of goals, an agreed set of principles, for what a green economy must uphold.

With these concerns in mind, Major Groups and stakeholders gathered at the UNEP Governing Council to draft 9 principles of a green economy. The consultation was informed directly by the work of ITUC, ANPED, Stakeholder Forum/Bioregional, the Earth Charter, ICC, the Green Economy Coalition national dialogues, and over thirty other organisations present.

The 9 principles have generated a lot of interest from governments. They have also proved really helpful for defining a common understanding and vision of a green economy among a range of different perspectives.

To build on the momentum and take this process to the next level in time for Rio+20, we are launching an open consultation on these draft principles for your comment and feedback. This online consultation will stay open until 15th March, at which point we will gather all of the feedback into a next draft that we will present at the Global Transition Dialogue in New York for the next Rio+20 inter-sessional.

The consultation should take no more than 10 minutes of your time.

We need your voice. We need your expertise. Do join this conversation and contribute to the drafting of the principles for a green economy.

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