The Green New Deal has the potential to become one of the largest global campaigns of our times. It started in Ann Pettifor’s flat. In 2008, the first Green New Deal was devised by Pettifor and a group of English economists and thinkers, but was ignored within the tumults of the financial crash. A decade later, the idea was revived in the United States and taken up by Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. The Green New Deal demands a radical and urgent reversal of the current state of the global economy, including total de-carbonisation and a commitment to fairness and social justice. Is the Green New Deal a pipe dream that could never be implemented? Would it cost the earth? Ann Pettifor argues in her new book (Costing The Earth: How to Pay for the Green New Deal) that we need to rethink the function of money and how it works within the global system. She will talk about what the Green New Deal is and what it would deliver, and we’ll also discuss the implications for cities and what can cities do.
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