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 acts as the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal. The APPG exists to provide a cross-party platform for the development of a transformative Green New Deal for the UK, through discussion and collaboration.
Each year the Financial Times polls a group of economic analysts on what they think the next year holds in store for the UK. Green New Deal Group member Andrew Simms took part in the survey, and argues that huge economic threats are balanced by equally large opportunities to solve multiple problems by investing in the economy’s low-carbon, rapid transition
Writing in the New Statesman Caroline Lucas MP argues that addressing the climate crisis requires specific, coherent plans backed by the necessary investment to deliver them. As she sets out, there is huge public backing for such a plan if the government chooses to act.
Today, Caroline Lucas MP, Clive Lewis MP, Zarah Sultana MP, Wera Hobhouse MP, Nadia Whittome MP, Claire Hanna MP, Debbie Abrahams MP and Stephen Farry MP tabled the Green New Deal bill. Read what Caroline Lucas MP said when she introduced the bill.
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The Green New Deal Bill, (formal title The Decarbonisation and Economic Strategy Bill) was tabled by Caroline Lucas MP, working with the Labour MP Clive Lewis. The Bill is the first attempt to legislate for a transformative Green New Deal in the UK