The African Centre for a Green Economy, will be the co-hosts of the Green Economy Coalition’s (GEC) Global Meeting for 2018 will take place on 5th– 6th September, 2018, in Durban, South Africa.
The GEC Global Meeting 2018 will focus on ‘Giving everyone a stake in the green economy’. We know that the green economic transition is necessary, urgent, and already underway. But we need to ensure that the new green economy improves the lives of ordinary people everywhere – and our meeting will focus on how can we can make the economies of the future equitable, inclusive, and people-focused.
This year we also hold our meeting back to back with the UN PAGE Ministerial meeting, on 3 – 4th September, Durban, South Africa. The GEC has been granted a number of guest list reservations, allowing friends of the GEC to join us both for the PAGE Ministerial and our Green Economy meeting immediately following. But places are limited and sure to go quickly – so if you’re interested in attending both, do get in touch!
This year marks a milestone in our evolution as a network. With 7 country programmes now up and running around the world, our partner organisations will be sharing their stories from the frontlines of the green economic transition: evidence of real and positive improvements, with the potential to achieve scale across nations, and change lives.
Co-hosted with Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), the GEC will be taking stock of the global transition and planning our next steps together as the largest civil society movement for fair, green economies.
The conference will be showing activities from a 4-year collaborative project, between the GEC secretariat and 7 national hubs on a range of issues, including the role of SMME’s in building an inclusive society, harnessing natural capital and designing effective policies to effect the transition.
Situated at 11 Walnut Road, directly opposite the Durban ICC and jointly managed, the Durban Exhibition Centre is an extremely popular, multi-purpose venue offering a range of venue options at excellent value-for-money.
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African Centre is an independent non-profit think tank and social innovation hub, working in East & Southern Africa to promote the transition to new economy.
African Centre was founded by a group of emerging sustainability leaders who are passionate about the future of Africa, and are committed to making a difference.
Green Economy Innovations
Research & Advocacy
Social Dimensions for Green Growth
Climate Smart Agriculture