UNECE Green Economy Toolbox
  • Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
  • Location: Geneva
  • Date of completion: 31 Dec 2015
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  • Keywords: green economy, green economy transformation, green economy policies, green economy tools, green economy definition
Michael Kunz, Economic Affairs Officer, michael.kunz@unece.org

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In Support of Rio+20 Future We Want
This initiative is in support of paragraph 66 of the Rio+20 outcome document, the Future We Want

Description/achievement of initiative

The UNECE Green Economy Toolbox is a practical one-stop tool providing information and guidance on the green economy. The toolbox offers numerous UNECE tools, such as guidelines and policy recommendations, from the areas of environmental protection, energy, education, finance, housing, innovation, standards or transport to support the transformation to the green economy.

Implementation methodologies

The Green Economy Toolbox was launched on 3 September 2013 and can be accessed through the UNECE website. It allows searching for different purposes, such as environmental protection, social inclusiveness and economic development, as well as sectors, such as energy, housing, health, finance, forest, transport or industry. Also, the toolbox contains different categories of tools, such as on legislation, norms and standards, training and measurement. Hence, the toolbox can contribute in multiple ways to achieving green economy.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer


Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The Green Economy Toolbox will be updated and extended in cooperation with its users, which comprise different stakeholders, such as Governments, businesses, academia, and non-governmental organizations.


Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)
Deliverable Date
Effective use of Green Economy Toolbox by different target groups 2015
Resources devoted to implementation
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Developed in-house within existing resources

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