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A European Green New Deal to tackle climate change

The huge increase in support for a Green New Deal in Europe and the United States has led many groups, old and new, to clamour for such an initiative. Pamphlets have been written, placards designed, marches planned, but there is often a lack of detailed policies. Now we need practical policies to make it happen, says Green New Deal Group member Colin Hines.

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How the Green New Deal was born

Eleven years ago, a group of economists and green thinkers sketched a radical plan to transform the economy and protect the environment. Today, their ideas have been embraced by Labour and US Democrats. Journalist Hettie O’Brien, interviewed Green New Deal Group member Ann Pettifor on the history and trajectory of the Green New Deal for The New Statesman.

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At last there’s real hope for meaningful climate action

It’s been more than 10 years in the making, and is the top demand of the youth strikers gathering on Friday for the UK’s largest ever climate protest – which is why Friday is also the first attempt in Britain to put legislation in place to make a Green New Deal a reality for our country. Working with the Labour MP Clive Lewis, I am launching the full version of a Green New Deal bill (formal title, the decarbonisation and economic strategy bill), which sets out a transformative programme driven by the principles of justice and equity.

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The Green New Deal: A Bill to make it happen

Published to coincide with the launch of the Green New Deal Bill, set down by MPs Caroline Lucas and Clive Lewis, this new report by the Green New Deal Group sets out what a Green New Deal will look like. The report, The Green New Deal: A bill to make it happen, explains what is in the Bill, formally known as the Decarbonisation and Economic Strategy Bill, and how it could transform all our lives for the better.

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MPs launch Green New Deal Bill for the UK

As thousands gather for what is expected to be the UK’s biggest climate demonstration yet, MPs Caroline Lucas and Clive Lewis have launched the first legislative attempt to introduce a Green New Deal Bill in Parliament. The Bill aims to transform the infrastructure of our society at the scale and speed demanded by the science, and at the same time to fix an economic model that continues to fail the majority of people, as well as to destroy the planet.

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