I like the Green New Deal at the moment. The idea of transitioning to an environmentally sustainable economy that stays within global boundaries while providing jobs and prosperity - all sounds pretty good.
However, I'm not really aware of all the details, and I know there are critiques of it, and I'd like to read up on those.
2 As a policy
They make some good points about it on this episode of NovaraFM:
- it works best as a policy if its very bold - e.g. 2030 as the target
- it is superficially quite easy to understand, even if you don't dive into all of the depth behind it
- it could work as a bold single issue policy that counters the 'get Brexit done' single issue policy of the Tories
- it needs to be framed with an antagonist - in this case, the 1% who need to pay their taxes in order to provide the money to fund it
3 Clean energy jobs
Coalfield communities built our wealth and influence at great cost. We are owed new clean energy jobs and the infrastructure to create them.
4 Dencentraliesd ownership
- Green new deal fits well with decentralised worker ownership
The so-called “green new deal” is willing to create hope, but is giving space to companies, corporations and governments dedicated to exploiting and destroying nature. – About the climate strike and the dark sides of the “green new deal”