In the media
Embrace local solutions to meet UK net-zero targets, urge the APPG on the Green New Deal
The UK will need to embrace innovative, community-based solutions to environmental and energy problems if it is to have any hope of meeting looming net-zero deadlines, a cross-party group of MPs and peers has recommended.
Prospects for 2022: Andrew Simms reads the economic runes
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
When it comes to climate change, the public is way ahead of the government
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.
Introducing the Green New Deal bill – a ten year plan to mobilise every part of government
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.
Green New Deal: Is the UK heading for an environmental revolution?
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.
Green Recovery Bonds: Funding green homes for all
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
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.
Investing in jobs and climate is key
In a letter to the Guardian, Green New Deal Group members Richard Murphy and Colin Hines argue that the government’s covid recovery plan should help fund the employment of the millions of increased staff needed across all social sectors, from more care and health workers to teachers and police, while also funding investment in new climate-friendly infrastructure projects, such as making the UK’s 30m buildings carbon neutral and adapting existing infrastructure to deal with future heatwaves and flooding.
Reworking our economy for a post-coronavirus society
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.