The Green New Deal
...and what about climate justice?
A significant part of the progressive Left is discussing the Green New Deal—and would like others to do the same, because this new narrative of a comprehensive ecological and social transformation seems to be capable of mobilizing large swathes of people. Finally, a narrative that inspires courage and a desire for social transformation? Not so fast. The European Commission is also following the narrative, mutilating it into a neo-colonial, technology-centric, green growth programme known as the “Green Deal”. Are we just wasting our time with a hopeless debate around a term that has already been watered down?