A Green New Deal

This report is a response to the "Triple Crunch" of financial crisis, climate change and oil depletion. It is the first publication of the Green New Deal Group. Founded in early 2007, its membership reflects a wide range of expertise relating to the current financial, energy and environmental crises.

Download a pdf version of the original report (2.66 MB), here.

Taking their inspiration from President Roosevelt’s comprehensive response to the Great Depression, these ‘new economists’ call for:

* Massive investment in renewable energy and wider environmental transformation in the UK, leading to,
* The creation of thousands of new green collar jobs
* Reining in reckless aspects of the finance sector - but making low-cost capital available to fund the UK’s green economic shift
* Building a new alliance between environmentalists, industry, agriculture, and unions to put the interests of the real economy ahead of those of footloose finance.

The Members of the Green New Deal Group are, in alphabetical order:

Andrew Simms, Policy Director, nef (the new economics foundation)

Ann Pettifor, former head of the Jubilee 2000 debt relief campaign, Executive Director Advocacy International, Operation Noah

Caroline Lucas, Green Party MEP

Charles Secrett, Advisor on Sustainable Development, former Director of Friends of the Earth

Colin Hines, Co-Director of Finance for the Future, former head of Greenpeace International’s Economics Unit

Jeremy Leggett, founder and Chairman of Solarcentury and SolarAid

Larry Elliott, Economics Editor of the Guardian

Richard Murphy, Co-Director of Finance for the Future and Director, Tax Research LLP

Tony Juniper, former Director of Friends of the Earth

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