Green New Deal (Online)

  • Event Start: 11th November 2020, 8:00pm
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The Green New Deal : Reimagining A Sustainable World

Described by its supporters as ‘the only solution that matches the scale of our multiple crises’, the Green New Deal has become one of the most talked-about policy proposals of recent years.  Initially introduced by Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey in the USA, the legislation has garnered the support of progressives internationally, bringing together attempts to deal with the global climate crisis, income inequality, and democratic decline.  As nations seek to rebuild following the COVID-19 pandemic, support for the policy package has taken on a renewed urgency.  Is it possible that the post-COVID world will provide nations with a unique opportunity to redesign a more sustainable economy?  Or, will the economic slump caused by the global shutdown only be recovered with more aggressive production and capitalist endeavour?

This event is online only

Speakers:

  • Howie Hawkins  :  Green Party nominee for the 2020 US presidential election.  In 2010, he became the first politician to include the Green New Deal in an election platform during his New York gubernatorial campaign
  • Hannah Martin  :  Co-Executive Director of Green New Deal UK.  She has previously organised with Greenpeace, the anti-fracking movement, and the Student Climate Network
  • Gilliam Caldwell  :  Former CEO of Global Witness, Strategic Consultant on Environmental Issues and Producer of the Documentary Drama Citizen Koch