Green New Deal UK is a non-profit organisation formed in 2019 by organisers who are committed to social, economic and climate justice. We are a small staff team working closely with a number of partners and an army of dedicated volunteers.
How we are funded
Green New Deal UK is currently funded by the European Climate Foundation, Oak Foundation, the Gower Street Foundation and the Samworth Foundation.
Meet our staff:
Fatima Ibrahim: Co Executive Director
Fatima is a climate activist and social justice campaigner. Much of her work has been spent campaigning and building solidarity with international movements. She has worked for global NGO Avaaz, EU citizens movement WeMove.eu and was one of the lead organisers of the People’s Climate March. She has also spent years organising with and supporting the UK Youth Climate Coalition.
Hannah Martin: Co Executive Director
Hannah is an organiser and campaigner. She has organised with Greenpeace UK leading their energy and climate team, the UK anti fracking movement, and for the last year supported the UK Student Climate Network and the Youth Strikes for Climate to mobilise, including towards the September Climate Strikes. Before working as a campaigner she had a career in the children’s services sector, helped set up a successful social enterprise and worked with young people in her home city of Wakefield.
Danni Paffard: Head of Organising
Danni is an activist and campaigner who’s been involved in a range of grassroots movements working on social and environmental justice. She was part of initiating the direct action network UK Uncut fighting austerity and corporate tax avoidance, brought airport expansion into the public consciousness as part of the Heathrow 13, and organised with local communities and activists against fracking. Prior to Green New Deal, she led the UK work for 350.org, including developing and supporting the rapidly growing fossil fuel divestment movement.
Laura Ho: UK Organiser
Laura is a community organiser who has worked mostly in social justice organisations across the third sector. Before joining us at Green New Deal UK she was working as a grassroots organiser with the Labour Party and she sees social and economic justice as indispensable to the Green New Deal.
Ellen Lees: Digital Organiser
Ellen is a digital campaigner and organiser. Before joining Green New Deal UK she worked on campaigns for We Own It, pushing for public ownership of public services, and before that for Students for a Free Tibet, working with the Tibetan people in their struggle for independence.