The Green New Deal
With the Green New Deal, the Left has finally found a narrative of comprehensive ecological and social transformation that inspires courage and a desire for change. Or has it? After all, the European Commission is also taking up the narrative, mutilating it into a neo-colonial, technology-centric, green growth programme known as the “Green Deal”. Are we wasting our time with a hopeless debate around a term that has already been watered down?
In this new dossier, we dive into the debate on the various plans for a “Green New Deal”, hear what people from the Global South think, and ask: can the Green New Deal truly advance global climate justice? Or is it just a new trend that distracts us from the real goal of systemic change?