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Working to Build a
Green Economy

The Green Economy Network is a coalition of labour, environmental, and social justice organizations working to build a green economy in Canada 

Our Three Pillars

Our pillars represent our focus as we move towards a green economy

Create a comprehensive plan to address the current needs of public transit across the country and develop high-speed rail between the nation's urban centres.
Develop a renewable energy strategy focussed on wind, solar, geothermal, and tidal power in the public sector.

Retrofit Canadian homes and buildings with green technology, improve energy efficiency and cut greenhouse gas emissions. 

Together, these initiatives would help protect our environment and each would help create hundreds of thousands of jobs.

We are leading a campaign to create one million climate jobs in our communities. Climate jobs are jobs that work to reduce our GHGs emissions. We believe solutions exist that will help us resolve both the climate crisis and the unemployment crisis at the same time. 

GEN is moving forward in proposing real policy ideas. We know that good, green, climate jobs are the future for Canada.

If you’re interested in any or all of these issues and would like to get involved, we’d love for you to join us.

Our Members

Member organizations have agreed to the Green Economy Network Vision Statement and have named one member to the GEN Steering Committee


Under the leadership of founder Tony Clarke, in response to the financial crisis of 2008, the Green Economy Network brought together a broad coalition of organizations who recognized the need to respond to the looming climate crisis with a plan that would address the ecological, economic, and equity challenges of our time.