The Green New Deal: Historical Foundations, Economic Fundamentals and Implementation Strategies

2020, Puaschunder, J.M. (2020). The Green New Deal: Economic fundamentals and implementation strategies. Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference Proceedings of the 18th Interdisciplinary RAIS conference at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States, August 17-18

13 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2020 Last revised: 3 Sep 2020

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Julia M. Puaschunder

Harvard University; New School for Social Research; Columbia University; Princeton University; George Washington University Center for International Business Education and Research; The New School - Bernard Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (CEPA)

Date Written: August 19, 2020

Abstract

The Green New Deal (GND) serves as market solution to implement global environmental governance as “the sum of the many ways individuals and institutions, public and private, manage their common affairs.” This paper discusses the historical foundations, underlying economic mechanisms of the GND and contemporary implementation strategies of the GND. GND spending should target social and green causes fostering concepts such as eco-commerce, environmental enterprise, environmental finance, fiscal environmentalism, green accounting, economy, jobs and trading as well as sustainable energy. The economic policies proposed comprise of fiscal and monetary means, innovation efforts and behavioral changes. Concrete recommendations are given on carbon tax, emissions trading, green bonds, absorbing CO2 and forestation, insurance policies, intergenerational conscientiousness, engaging portfolio managers, ecotax, environmental pricing reform, environmental tariffs, net metering, Pigovian tax and sustainable tourism. All these efforts are to support global environmental governance. The paper closes with a prospective outlook of changes implied to the GND due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Keywords: Climate Bonds, Climate Change, COVID-19, Ecotax, Environmental Justice, Environmental Governance, Fiscal Policy, Green New Deal, Monetary Policy, Multiplier, Sustainability

Suggested Citation

Puaschunder, Julia M., The Green New Deal: Historical Foundations, Economic Fundamentals and Implementation Strategies (August 19, 2020). 2020, Puaschunder, J.M. (2020). The Green New Deal: Economic fundamentals and implementation strategies. Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference Proceedings of the 18th Interdisciplinary RAIS conference at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States, August 17-18, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3676872 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3676872

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