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.
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
Writing ahead of the Spring budget, Green New Deal Group member Richard Murphy explores what needs to happen to ensure that Green bonds contribute to a Green New Deal. As Richard sets out, if bonds are to be used to fund the recovery three things are essential. First they have to pay an above average rate of interest. Second, they have to be government guaranteed. Third, the link to investment has to be very obvious and real.
A budget for a green recovery: A special session of the APPG on the Green New Deal and the APPG on Limits to Growth
This special meeting, co-hosted by the APPG on the Green New Deal and the APPG on Limits to Growth, ahead of the budget on 3rd March explores a range of the options available to the Chancellor from government borrowing while interest rates are low, to redirecting de-facto subsidies in fossil fuels to a wealth tax and a new green home for the nation’s savings. Chaired by Caroline Lucas MP and Clive Lewis MP with evidence from: Lord Adair Turner, Chair, Energy Transitions Commission, Senior Fellow, Institute for New Economic Thinking; Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive, New Economics Foundation; Robert Palmer, Executive Director, Tax Justice UK, and; Dr Suzy Morrisey, Wellbeing Economy Alliance, New Zealand, former Policy and Engagement Lead for the Living Standards Framework, NZ Treasury