The green new deal
Around the world governments are intervening in the economy in ways that would have once seemed unimaginable. This blog thread explores the responses to the pandemic emerging around the world, and the policy proposals and practical approaches that might see us emerge, re-set and equipped to respond to the interlinked crises in climate, nature and inequality.
For several months the Rapid Transition Alliance, co-founded by Green New Deal Group member Andrew Simms asked people to share their experiences of lockdown and see what lessons people might have for bringing about a rapid transition, and living happier, more caring and less polluting lives. The Rapid Transition Alliance received an inspiring, hugely varied collection of personal stories, insights and reflections. They have organised the lessons around three big themes: how we can look after each other better as societies, how more space for people and nature can be found, and how those who already have enough can thrive with less ‘stuff’.
In a letter to the Guardian, Caroline Lucas MP and Professor Richard Murphy set out the case for a post-coronavirus recovery with a Green New Deal at its heart.
Writing in the Guardian, the papers economics editor and a founding member of the Green New Deal group, Larry Elliott explores the opportunities that were missed in 2008 when the group first explored a transformative Green New Deal, what has changed since then and asks: If not now, when?
In a letter to the Guardian, Colin Hines makes the case for an ambitious Green New Deal for the UK, to rebuild the economy after coronavirus and tackle the interlinked social and climate crises.
Several other times have revealed the ability for rapid industrial conversion, not just to tackle tragic but transient challenges, but long-term economic and geo-political shifts. What are the lessons about industrial conversion for the long term, rapid transition to a low carbon economy, not just from the pandemic response, but also ranging from conflict to the end of the Cold War? asks Green New Deal group member Andrew Simms on the Rapid Transition Alliance blog.
In a letter to the Guardian, Green New Deal group member Colin Hines makes the case for “green QE” to fund a global green new deal that can transform the health of the planet and build a very different economy for a post-coronavirus world.
The challenge we are currently facing is unprecedented in its scale, nature and impact. Around the world governments are intervening in the economy in ways that would have once seemed unimaginable. This blog explores the responses to the pandemic emerging around the world, and explores the policy proposals and approaches that might see us emerge, re-set and equipped to respond to the crises in climate, nature and inequality
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.
Today, a cross party group of MPs tabled the Green New Deal bill formally known as the Decarbonisation and Economic Strategy Bill. Green Party MP Caroline Lucas explains what it does.
With momentum gathering for a transformative Green New Deal, Green New Deal member Caroline Lucas spoke to the Big Issue’s Jim Bartholomew about the political prospects for a transformative Green New Deal.
Bringing skills and jobs to all parts of the UK could be achieved by a new proposal from the Green New Deal Group, which calls on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to unveil a new, market leading ‘Green Recovery Bond’ ISA this summer.
Green stimulus plan could create 1.2m UK jobs in two years, says new research from Green New Deal UK
The Guardian report on new research from Green New Deal UK that shows that every job lost to Covid pandemic could be replaced in upcoming recovery years
Is it possible to imagine a world in which the money system, and the prices placed on money, operate in such a way that they help resize the economy to fit within planetary boundaries? asks Green New Deal Group member, Andrew Simms