There are five key demands that make up the Green New Deal:
Decarbonise, fast: End our dependence on dirty fuels, and build an economy based on 100% clean energy
Jobs and a just transition: Create millions of new well-paid, unionised, secure, and future-proof jobs for anyone who needs one, and guarantee a decent livelihood for anyone currently working in high emission sectors
Transform our economy: The financial system should serve the needs of people and the planet, and our government should be accountable to people, not corporations.
Protect and restore: Protect and restore vital habitats and carbon sinks, including forests and wild areas, ensure nature friendly food production, and ensure the provision of clean water, air, green spaces and a healthy environment for all.
Promote global justice: Do our part to help the rest of the world build fair, clean and healthy economies, accounting for the UK’s historic and ongoing role in exploiting communities and resources across the world.
We have the resources to achieve these things, and we know that the majority of people are behind us. But right now, we’re being held back from this future by the tiny minority who benefit from keeping things as they are, and by politicians who serve their interests ahead of ours.
The Green New Deal is a big and ambitious government plan: we know winning it won’t be easy and signing a petition may seem like a small action. But this is the first step in a long campaign, where we’ll be using a range of different tools and tactics to make politicians sit up and listen. Together we can win the fight for a better future.