Transport is the largest emitting sector of the UK economy. With a quarter of our total emissions coming from domestic journeys alone. Despite this enormous burden, decarbonising transport has been stagnant across the last 30 years, with emissions decreasing by roughly 0.2% annually. At this rate, it would take 600 years for UK transport emissions […] 16th March 2023 / Zak Viney (GNDR Activist)
Most of us want our communities to thrive, right? For our friends, family and neighbours to live happy and healthy lives, with warm homes, good health care and a Government that puts people first. But right now the Tories, big corporations and the wealthy elite are standing in the way, running this country and our […] 10th March 2023
Author: Green New Deal Rising volunteer Stephanie Johnston Amid the emoji-laden messages from aunties on Whatsapp and colourful infographics circulating on Instagram, it’s easy to lump International Women’s Day in with all the other casually-observed holidays in our society. But this is a fairly recent development in its public perception. If we want to reclaim […] 8th March 2023 / Stephanie Johnston
Author: Micke Ahola In order to address the existential risk posed by climate change, we need to rapidly transform our economy. This means winding down high-carbon industries like fossil fuels and industrial agriculture, and investing in the growth of new ones like renewable energy and nature-friendly farming. As a transformation to a low-carbon economy will […] 9th December 2022
Reflections from the 2022 cohort of the Green New Deal Rising Leadership Programme As we come to the end of this year’s GNDR leadership programme, here are some reflections on the experience from Pooja, Iman and Daniela – three of the incredible organisers on the Programme. Pooja’s reflections The second residential training weekend took place […] 7th November 2022
You’ve probably seen the news by now – Labour Conference this year brought many wins for the climate movement. The party shaped their entire conference around building a “fairer, greener future”, including the announcement of an £8bn National Wealth fund for green investment and a new nationalised renewable energy company ‘GB Energy’ within their first […] 18th October 2022 / Milla
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