Green and decent jobs: alliance-building for a green economy

The Otesha green jobs programme set out in 2010 to raise awareness of the green jobs agenda, and to demonstrate if and how successfully models of green job creation in the USA could be brought to the UK. Successes and difficulties were recorded in Otesha’s 2013 report and evaluation.

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s own programme-wide learning review highlighted how policy at all levels, and not just ‘green policy’, has an impact on the creation of green jobs, and the importance of scaling a local initiative through the strategic development of a network that can overcome barriers at a national level. The green jobs programme continues with support from City Bridge Trust and other organisations.

View report 27th June 2014

Green cities – using city deals to drive low carbon growth

This report examines the degree to which cities can drive low carbon growth and looks in detail at the city deals process as a means of achieving this.

The report was produced by Green Alliance and supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch).

View report 30th June 2014

Greening the Economy 2009-13

Greening the Economy 2009-13

Between 2009 and 2013, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation UK Branch supported ten organisations through its ‘Greening the Economy’ programme.

This publication offers a survey of the programme. It provides an overview of what the foundation funded, the rationale for support and the connections between different projects – in particular how the learning from specific projects led the foundation to support other related pieces of work – and some lessons, identified through a retreat for participants from the programme as a whole.

In addition, it provides case study descriptions of each funded project highlighting outcomes so far.

View publication 9th July 2014

The New Economy in 20 Enterprises

The Transition’s Network‘s REconomy Project aims to develop ways that local communities can support the emergence of new local enterprises and demonstrate a system of trade and exchange at the local level that’s more sustainable, and equitable, and anchored in wellbeing, rather than economic growth at any cost.

This report, supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, highlights the UK’s top 20 ‘Transition-oriented’ enterprises and describes how these inspiring enterprises are doing business in a new way.

View report 18th September 2014