The Green New Deal Resolution
The Green New Deal establishes core principles and goals to mobilize every aspect of American society to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030, a guaranteed living-wage job for anyone who wants one, and a just transition for workers and frontline communities. It acknowledges the current ecological climate crisis, economic crisis and historical oppression and marginalization of people of color, indigenous peoples, and working people drawing upon a long-standing climate justice movement that frames climate change as a justice issue as well as an environmental issue.
The key principles of the Green New Deal, which aim to transform our economic system to resolve these crises and inequities, are listed below. Click here for the full text of the Green New Deal resolution that has been put forth in the US House of Representatives (HR109) .
- Achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers.
- Create millions of good, high wage jobs; and ensure prosperity and economic security for all people of the United States.
- Invest in the infrastructure and industry of the United States to sustainably meet the challenges of the 21st century.
- Ensure public wellbeing through universal access to healthy food, energy-efficient housing, mass transit, childcare, and healthcare.
- Secure clean air and water, climate and community resilience, access to nature, and a sustainable environment for all.
- Promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression of frontline and vulnerable communities.
Just as the original New Deal emerged as a series of policies and programs over time , we envision the Green New Deal expanding beyond the goals and projects stated in HR109. Regional and local Green New Deal initiatives, such as the Oregon Green New Deal (here), are also emerging to mobilize the specific actions relevant to the region and/or local community.