The Green New Deal is our map to a future worth fighting for.
This decade is a fork in the road for humanity. We’ve been following one path for decades, guided by rules written by people who do not have our interests at heart – CEOs, politicians, and the elite defending their own wealth and power.
To survive, we have to forge a new path for our economy to protect and build the things people really care about: things like health, fairness and community.
These changes will look different in different places, but will all move us towards these 5 goals:
Decarbonise the UK
End our dependence on dirty fuels, and build an economy based on 100% clean energy
Create secure jobs
Create millions of new well-paid, secure, and future-proof jobs for anyone who needs one, and guarantee a decent livelihood for anyone currently working in high emission sectors
Transform the economy
Transform our economy so the financial system serves the needs of people and the planet, and so that our government is accountable to people, not corporations.
Protect and restore
Protect and restore habitats and wild areas, and ensure that everyone has access to clean water and air, green spaces and a healthy environment.
Promote global justice
Do our part to help the rest of the world build fair, clean and healthy economies, accounting for the UK’s historic and ongoing role in exploiting communities and resources across the world.
We don’t have to put up with the way things are.
It’s not inevitable that the news gets worse every day.
We can do things differently.
When we win a Green New Deal, we’ll look back on the world today and think ‘why did we ever think that was normal?’.
Decent housing, well-paid and secure jobs, and an environment that doesn’t make us sick – these will be things that everyone can take for granted. Isn’t that worth fighting for?