The Green New Deal

The global economy faces multiple, linked crises. It is a combination of  accelerating climate breakdown driven by fossil fuel use, corrosive inequality, and debt-fuelled over-consumption by a global minority pushing us beyond planetary ecological boundaries. These overlapping factors threaten to develop into a perfect storm making social collapse highly likely. To help prevent this from happening, and to lay the foundations of the economic systems of the future, we need a Green New Deal.

There is still time. Act now and a positive course of action based on the framework set out in the Green New Deal can pull the world back from economic and environmental meltdown.

 

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Recent posts

A new approach is needed to fund recovery and set the agenda for COP26

Writing for the Green Alliance blog, Green New Deal Group member Colin Hines makes the case for a green recovery, and a new way to fund it: Last year was certainly the ultimate grim “Events dear boy, events” year. On the brighter side, despite Covid having drained...

UK economists survey: A green recovery could reverse inequality and meet the climate emergency

Each year the Financial Times investigates the UK’s upcoming economic prospects with a survey of economic analysts. Green New Deal Group member, and New Weather Institute co-founder Andrew Simms, shared his thoughts on prospects for the year to come. As Andrew sets out, substantial public investment could set the UK on a path compatible with meeting the 1.5°C climate target can underpin recovery, levelling-up and building back a better, greener, more equal Britain.

About the group

Meeting since early 2007, the membership of the Green New Deal Group is drawn to reflect a wide range of expertise relating to economics and politics, and the climate, nature and inequality crises. The views and recommendations of the Green New Deal Group set out in a series of reports starting in 2008, are those of the group writing in their individual capacities.

The Green New Deal Group is, in alphabetical order:

Larry Elliott, Economics Editor of the Guardian, Colin Hines, Co-Director of Finance for the Future, former head of Greenpeace International’s Economics Unit, Jeremy Leggett, founder of Solarcentury and SolarAid, Clive Lewis, Labour MP, Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP, Richard Murphy, Professor of Practice, City University, Director Tax Research LLP, Ann Pettifor, Director, Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME), Charles Secrett, Advisor on Sustainable Development, former Director of Friends of the Earth, Andrew Simms, Co-Director, New Weather Institute; Coordinator, The Rapid Transition Alliance, Assistant Director, Scientists for Global Responsibility. Geoff Tily Senior Economist, TUC.

The Green New Deal Bill

This briefing explains what the draft Green New Deal Bill, introduced by Caroline Lucas and Clive Lewis in September 2019 would do, and how the Green New Deal would transform almost every aspect of our economy and society.

 

Contact

For all press enquiries, please contact:

Ruth Potts: info@greennewdeal.org.uk

Andrew Simms: andrewsimms.uk@gmail.com 

Richard Murphy: richard.murphy@taxresearch.org.uk

 

Key reports

The Group’s latest report, The Green New Deal: A bill to make it happen, accompanies the publication of the Decarbonisation and Economic Strategy Bill by MPs Caroline Lucas and Clive Lewis.

 

The Group’s fifth anniversary report, A National Plan for the UK: From Austerity to the Green New Deal is published on behalf of the Green New Deal Group by the New Weather Institute

 

The Green New Deal Group’s first report, A Green New Deal, was published on behalf of the Green New Deal Group by NEF (The New Economics Foundation)