Today, Caroline Lucas and I have tabled our ‘Green New Deal’ Bill. This sets out a transformative roadmap for economic recovery to guarantee jobs, reverse inequality and put us back on a sustainable footing.
Tomorrow, Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to make a statement detailing measures to help combat the economic impacts of Covid-19.
In this article for The Independent, we urge the Chancellor to take this opportunity to stop using public money to fuel the climate crisis – and to ensure we don’t simply return to business-as-normal. The Green New Deal has been in gestation since before the financial crisis. It was overdue then. It’s even more urgent now, and with the need to re-imagine our economy in the wake of coronavirus, its time has surely come.