Green Economy

Green your everyday business or workplace routine!

By 2020, it is estimated that green economy markets will soar to US$ 2.7 billion, amounting to 2.1% of the global GDP.

RDÉE Canada and its members also apply five sustainability principles: social equity and solidarity, economic efficiency, environmental protection, participation and engagement, and responsible production and consumption.

RDÉE Canada and its members have defined the priority issues shared by the Francophone and Acadian communities and the green economy:

  • Engaging key partners such as municipalities
  • Raising community awareness
  • Supporting implementation of green economy projects

Working definition of a green economy developed by UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme):

The green economy is an economy that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive. Practically speaking, a green economy is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

The shift to a green economy is a modern issue that requires innovation and long-term vision. In our Network, this challenge is reflected in various initiatives to help the Francophone and Acadian communities reflect on the issue and explore sustainable initiatives.

Sustainable Practices Guide


On April 22, 2015, which was also Earth Day, RDÉE Canada launched a Sustainable Practices Guide. The goal was to encourage Canadian businesses and community organizations to go green and to accompany them through the process.


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Outreach Strategy for the Green Economy: A Case Study of the Conseil des Écoles Publiques de l’est de l’Ontario (CEPEO)


On June 5, 2016, which was also World Environment Day, RDÉE Canada launched an Outreach Strategy for the Green Economy, a case study of the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario. This document suggests a number of green economy-related courses of action tailored to the school environment, describes CEPEO’s eco-friendly program, describes the program’s best practices, and outlines the lessons learned after its implementation.


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Other Publications

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