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Green New Deal

Cutting carbon emissions, boosting nature and creating good jobs.

Green New Deal workshop

The climate crisis is today’s emergency. From extreme weather to crop failures, people and the planet are already suffering its disastrous consequences.

Back in 2008, NEF was part of a visionary group that proposed a Green New Deal. Now the school strikers, Extinction Rebellion and politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have combined with influential reports from the Committee on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to thrust climate and the Green New Deal back up the political agenda. They have forced political parties into competing on carbon targets.

We are part of a growing movement of activists, social justice campaigners, workers, politicians and other think tanks building on this momentum to create an economy-wide plan to halt climate change and restore nature. The plan is for huge investment in the economic future of the UK, to combat the crises of inequality and climate change at the same time.

Above all, NEF stands for a just transition: tackling climate change must go hand in hand with tackling inequality.