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house The global economy is facing a ‘triple crunch’. It is a combination of a credit-fuelled financial crisis, accelerating climate change and the looming peak in oil production. These three overlapping events threaten to develop into a perfect storm, the like of which has not been seen since the Great Depression. To help prevent this from happening, and to lay the foundations of the economic systems of the future, we need a Green New Deal.

There is still time. Act now and a positive course of action based on the framwork set out in A Green New Deal can pull the world back from economic and environmental meltdown.

The local Green New Deal

It’s easy to think the Green New Deal is all about massive programmes for change. And in part that’s true. But there is also a great deal that can be done locally. In anticipation of local elections in some parts of the UK Richard Murphy prepared these ideas on what might be done locally to [...]

We’re hiring

Since it was founded in the UK in 2007, the Green New Deal (GND) programme for reducing climate emissions and transforming our economy has gone global. The GND founding group are looking for an experienced and passionate researcher, with excellent people and political skills, to help strengthen and grow political support here in the UK, [...]

Seeing off the Brexit Blues with a Green New Deal

This post by Colin Hines was on Brave New Europe on 29 March 2019:
Some History
Shortly before the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 a group of UK environmentalists and economists published the first ‘Green New Deal’ report This proposed a labour intensive green infrastructure programme which would tackle the crises of climate change and help [...]

Green QE can apply to the Bank of England too

Caroline Lucas MP, a member of the Green New Deal Group, had this letter published in the Financial Times on 13 March 2019:
Green QE can apply to the Bank of England too
From Caroline Lucas MP, House of Commons, UK
Your editorial’s call for the EU’s European Investment Bank to print bonds that the European Central Bank could [...]

A Green New Deal would put jobs first

From the Financial Times on 5 February 2019:

A Green New Deal would put jobs first
From Colin Hines, Twickenham, Middlesex, UK
Robert Hockett is correct that it is better to spend a large amount on a Green New Deal sooner rather than a crippling amount later as the damage caused by climate change worsens (February 4). But [...]

The left must be bold and back a green new deal

Larry Elliott had an article under the above title in the Guardian on 31 January 2019.
As he noted:
Full disclosure here: I was a founder member of the UK Green New Deal Group in 2007 and have been banging on about the idea – with almost zero impact – ever since. There was a time in [...]

Let’s make 2019 the year of a green new deal

From The Guardian on 4 January 2019:
Let’s make 2019 the year of a green new deal

Richard Murphy and Colin Hines suggest a number of ways that revenue could be raised to fund energy efficiency in all buildings, renewables and local transport systems

The counter to Larry Elliott’s gloomy economic projections for 2019 (For those inclined to pessimism, the new [...]

The world really has no other choice but the Green New Deal

This letter was in the Guardian on 7 December 2018:
Your editorial’s revelation (6 December) that the 2014-16 carbon reductions were the result of an economic slowdown that helped fuel the rise of populism appears daunting for future climate-change initiatives. However, rising carbon emissions and extreme rightwing electoral advances can be reversed. This will require a massive [...]

Project hope and the Green New Deal

Colin Hines had a letter in The Guardian on 22 November tackling the difficult issue of how to address populism, which he linked to the need for a Green New Deal:
Your chilling, but hardly surprising, front-page revelation that one in four Europeans vote populist was long on excellent analysis, but lacked any solutions. Reversing this trend and its [...]

Prevent Another Economic Meltdown With A European Green New Deal

This article was first posted on Social Europe on 4 October 2018:
n the acres of recent coverage about the causes of the Lehman Brothers collapse and how to ensure it doesn’t happen again, there was much emphasis on changing the EU’s economic imperatives away from austerity policies that contributed to Brexit, the rise of the extreme [...]