SP's Mike Wilson at the Green Economy Coalition's 2016 Global Meeting

Focused on ‘The state of the global transition’, this meeting will be the largest gathering of civil society and researchers working on a green economy from around the world.

With over 60 green economy national plans now in place and business action scaling up, now is a critical moment for our global network to come together. GEC members have unrivaled expertise on the transformation to green economies - on how to make it fair and inclusive, on how to build economies that protect nature and on how to mobilise for change. In this year’s sessions we will be consolidating that knowledge, co-creating our narrative and planning our next strategic steps together.

Sustainable Prosperity's Mike Wilson will be presenting in the session on Taking stock of the global transition to green economies in which we will be setting the green economy scene and hearing from key GEC experts, including:

  • A status check on the state of the ‘brown economy’
  • International progress on green economy from the UN, OECD, and GGGI
  • Key country and regional perspectives from around the world, including Canada, South Africa, India, Mediterranean countries and the Caribbean region
  • Overview of emerging enabling policies for green economy around the GEC’s 5 themes of change: Measure What Matters, Move the Money, Greening Sectors, Green Must be Fair, and Economics for Nature.

    More event details & agenda available here

  • Venue: 
    The Honourable Artillery Company, Armoury House, City Road, London
    Event-Date: 
    Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 09:00

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    About the Project

    The goal of this project is to shed light on the relationship between economic activity and the environment by exploring the linkages between changes in our natural capital and our measures of productivity generally, and through the construction of an environmentally adjusted measure of productivity specifically.

    While it is now commonly accepted that economic activity and the state of our environment are linked, many economic measures still fail to incorporate the environment – both the things we draw from it and the pollution we release into it. By developing and calculating measures of productivity that include natural capital, Canada may be able to better understand these linkages. This, in turn, may lead to the identification of strategies that can help Canada become more efficient and innovative in the use and protection of natural capital, and thus more productive and more prosperous.

    Using the forestry sector as a case study, this project aims to construct an environmentally adjusted measure of multifactor productivity. In doing so, we aim to add another layer of understanding to the environmental and economic performance of this sector. The proposed measure will have relevance to the Canadian economy as a whole.