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Civil Society & the Heart of Borneo

How can civil society actively participate in greening the economy?

Civil society is well positioned to support governments and business at the local level to better understand the contribution of natural capital to economy and society and the nature-economy disconnect.

Civil Society can play a key role in advocating a system which rewards good management of natural capital and engages the private sector in sustainability.

Civil society is also well placed to support governments and society move towards biodiversity-based economies. They can play an active role in advocating for greening conventional sectors and new green innovative sectors, as well as supporting governments in the implementation of cross-cutting solutions on the ground.

 

Working together towards a future that benefits all

Civil society should play an active role in supporting the HoB governments make the transition to a green economy.

The report highlights critical next steps which can only be successful if HoB governments, business, civil society and media—with support from international development partners—join efforts to make the transition to a green economy a reality. The following actions are crucial to maintain momentum and ensure long-term commitment:

  • an active, government-led HoB Partnership Forum, with proactive involvement from other stakeholders;
  • creation of an HoB Centre of Excellence , which can provide input and support for analysis and generation of empirical evidence;
  • comprehensive, government-led, cross-sectoral Green Growth Assessment, which will form a strong basis for designing an integrated policy package;
  • an HoB Finance Facility that could combine financing from different sources and make it available for logistics, capacity building, data gathering, knowledge exchange, skill training, information transfer and conducting pilots.