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Tag Archives: Green New Deal
Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton (2021) Planet on Fire: A manifesto for the age of environmental breakdown. London: Verso. 280pp. £12.99 (hb).
Jonathan Neale (2021) Fight the Fire: Green New Deals and global climate jobs. London: Resistance Books. 348pp. Available as free e-book at: https://theecologist.org/sites/default/files/2021-02/Fight_the_Fire_0.pdf.
These are two very different books but with much in common. Both are concerned with how to respond to the climate and ecological emergency. Jonathan Neale’s (JN) focus is on the global level, while that of Mathew Lawrence and Laurie Laybourn-Langton (L&L-L) is primarily on the UK. Both argue strongly for a social democratic approach, by which I mean an emphasis primarily on public provision and governmental regulation to address the crisis. Continue reading
On 16 December we held a workshop to look at the prospects for a “Green New Deal” tailored to the needs and realities of Greater Manchester. As is our usual style, the major part of the event was group discussion … Continue reading
Green New Deals and Greater Manchester. Monday 16 December: 6.30-8.30. Whatever the result of the General Election, climate change and the actions needed to mitigate it will be major issues. Both the Labour and Green parties, along with many civil … Continue reading
What Kind of a Green Deal? The implications of material and monetary flows1. Mark H Burton pdf version of the article Contents Introduction: the resurgence of New Green Deals. Green Deals, Growth and Material Flows Paying for a Green Deal: … Continue reading