Clive Lewis MP launching the Green New Deal Bill with GND parliamentary champions
Clive Lewis MP launching the Green New Deal Bill with GND parliamentary champions

I’m delighted to have been re-elected as Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Green New Deal, along with Caroline Lucas MP.

The destabilising effects of polluting fossil fuels are sending shockwaves through the world. Soaring temperatures are creating a health hazard for humans and animals alike, while depleting the very sources that keep us alive – from food, to water.

Championing a Green New Deal is one of my prioritises in Parliament, because it is imperative we do everything we can to make our world habitable for people now and future generations to come.

The good news is, the solutions are at our finger tips. Over the next year, I will continue to collaborate with other MPs in Parliament who share the goal of initiating an ambitious and just transition away from fossil fuel dependency, and the underlying economic system that is detrimental to both people and planet.

We will be working on a number of priority areas, including:

  1. Energy pricing and retrofitting: The number of people living in fuel poverty has sky rocketed. We need a fair energy system that makes those polluting the most pay the most, and which promotes the uptake of renewables.
  2. Food and farming: As the effects of the climate crisis take hold, access to food and water may become more precarious. In this new era of climate instability, I will be working to ensure that our food and farming system works to serve people and planet, not profiteers.
  3. Racism and the environmental emergency: I have initiated a joint inquiry between the APPG Green New Deal and the APPG on Race and Community (which I also chair). These APPGs will collaborate on an inquiry that will ensure our vision for a GND is global and is rooted in racial justice.
  4. Economic democracy and community wealth building: This is central to the Green New Deal. Investment in a green transition away from polluting fossil fuels must be designed in a way that prioritises the needs and wellbeing of people and nature and does not simply perpetuate overconsumption and inequality.
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