Green economy  |  Publications  |  13.03.2012

The Green New Deal in the European Parliament

This brochure by the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament introduces the main ideas of the Green New Deal: why we need it, how to make it a reality and the concrete political steps  that have to be taken in order to transform the European economy to more sustainable, environmental and socially just principles.

The Green New Deal (GND) is a comprehensive response to the current economic, social and environmental crises. It integrates macro-economic reforms with a social inclusiveness agenda and a green industrial policy, from the local to the international level. Doing so, it paves the way of a transformation of our development model so that in can ultimately ensure prosperity and well-being for all, across the planet and generations, reducing inequalities within and between societies, and reconciling our lifestyles - the way we live, produce and consume - with the physical limits of our planet.

The Green New Deal is more than just another “eco-friendly” policy - it’s a plan for a rethink of priorities in addressing the way we live and work. Therefore the Green New Deal proposes a comprehensive, economic, social and environmental transformation, from infrastructure and sustainable industrial policies to investment in peoples’ wellbeing and redistribution of wealth.

Through this brochure, you can explore the various policies the Greens/EFA group is working on inside the European Parliament to put forward the Green New Deal.

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