In the run-up to the 2016 election, a small group of climate activists were busy devising a strategy to catapult climate change to the forefront of American politics under what they assumed would be a Clinton administration. When Trump won the presidency, the group had to rethink its entire strategy. Now, the group is betting that pushing the Democratic candidates to be hyper-focused on climate won’t just pay off in the primaries. It could catapult a Democrat to the White House.
Our ecological DMNC model could mostly resolve at a stroke all the tricky issues involved in a serious Green New Deal…?
The Green New Deal resolution by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey sparked an immense amount of discussion on all layers of political discourse, national and international. The way Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders and many others phrase the problem in the broader context of social, economic, and environmental grievances caused by capitalism is crucial for setting the terms of debate and struggle. This opens up space the left can use to address such issues in a systematic way rather than being content with symptomal healing.
Canadian NGOs have launched a “Pact for a Green New Deal.” Will they build the movement that’s needed to win real changes?
Rather than focusing just on “green jobs” for British workers, a Green New Deal must recognize the U.K.’s climate debt and fossil-fuelled colonial past… In the US and the U.K., the Green New Deal