Green New Deal: Policies to Stop Climate Damage by 2025
9 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2019 Last revised: 22 Jul 2020
Date Written: August 9, 2019
How can law and policy reform stop climate damage, and reach a carbon neutral economy by 2025? Numerous groups around the world, from activists, to academics, to elected representatives, are drafting policies to stop the planet burning and drowning. The House of Commons in the UK, as well as 308 local and regional governments, have declared a ‘climate emergency’. A total of 935 jurisdictions worldwide have done the same, while the US House of Representatives has passed a resolution calling for a Green New Deal. In light of these declarations and principles, it is necessary to understand which legal reforms are needed. This paper enumerates key legal reforms under the banner of a ‘Green New Deal’, setting out policies that immediately be adopted by local and central government in the UK, in European Union law, and by international organisations. The same policies are also adaptable to other jurisdictions.
Keywords: Climate Damage, Green New Deal, Green House Gases, Extinction
JEL Classification: K32, K31, K33, Q50, Q56, Q57, Q18, Q17, J01, J43
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