Sutton and Cheam Labour Party recently became one of the first Labour Parties in the UK to pass a policy motion in support of a Green New Deal:
LABOUR FOR A GREEN NEW DEAL ENVISIONS A PROSPEROUS, SOCIALIST, ZERO-CARBON SOCIETY AS THE ALTERNATIVE TO OUR WORLD WHICH IS IN POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND ECOLOGICAL CRISES.
A Green New Deal will transform the economy through unprecedented investment in technology, infrastructure and people.
Our Green New Deal can reshape society to work fundamentally for the many not the few. With workers’ justice at the heart of the program, we can create good green jobs in every town and city across the UK. We can transform our energy systems from polluting fossil fuels to clean renewables. We can democratise industry and social infrastructure through powerful unions, democratic control and expanded public ownership. We can take the economy out of the control of the super rich, and put it in the hands of ordinary people. We can address the economic and ecological consequences of climate breakdown and global inequality by building solidarity across borders.
The Green New Deal will unlock human potential by redefining freedom, prosperity and society as rooted in on public abundance, rather than individualism and private profit. It will be developed, achieved and delivered from the grassroots, embedding participatory democracy throughout politics and the economy.
For more information go to the Labour for a Green New Deal website here.