What is the Green New Deal for Europe?
The Green New Deal for Europe is an ambitious and pragmatic plan to transition to zero greenhouse gas emissions and transform Europe in the process.
It involves an annual investment of 5% of GDP in infrastructure, agriculture, and industry, creating millions of new jobs and ending the era of austerity — all without raising your taxes.
Living Costs +
The Green New Deal for Europe will lower the cost of living by investing in resource-efficient energy, locally sustainable agriculture, high quality housing, and less expensive transportation.
Job Security +
The Green New Deal for Europe will create well-paid, secure employment for all those who seek it.
Natural Disasters +
The Green New Deal for Europe will protect citizens and their communities from natural disasters. Investments in housing and infrastructure will keep us safe from earthquakes, floods, and other emergency situations.
Public Services +
The Green New Deal for Europe will revive public services that have been cut or privatized in the era of austerity: public transport, social housing, municipal energy, and green public space.
Quality of Life +
The Green New Deal for Europe will improve our quality of life by guaranteeing clean air and water, by restoring biodiversity to our communities, and by reducing the numbers of hours we work each week.
Involuntary Migration +
Countless people around the world have been forced leave their communities in search of safety or job security. The Green New Deal will fight the causes of involuntary migration and ensure that those most vulnerable to climate change have the support they need.
Our Past +
The Green New Deal for Europe will redress Europe's colonial past, providing reparation to communities that suffer from centuries of European pollution and ensuring that we do not outsource extraction to the global South.
Our Future +
The Green New Deal for Europe will leave a greener, fairer and more just Europe for future generations by fighting the twin crises of austerity and climate change. It will call for the development of exciting new technologies that will propel us towards the next stage of human flourishing.
With brave new action, Europe can break the fatal cycle of austerity and dissolution, restore hope and confidence while working to save our endangered planet.
James Galbraith, Economist
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