Fast-Tracking the Green New Deal
About the Session
How do you turn a tanker (fast)? Progressives know that immediate action is needed, but are lacking alliances for a reform agenda that both rescues our climate and lays the groundwork for more inclusive and equitable societies. We also know that the necessary ‘just transformation’ is not a cruel burden, but the only solution so far to secure a future worth living on this planet for all of us. However, this endeavour requires a fundamental shift in public as well as private sector activities and enormous investments in renewable energy infrastructure and a modern state. Change on this scale is a huge challenge for our democracies and governments will have to ensure that policies are just and also accepted by the citizens. How can progressives drive this just transformation by allowing citizens, civil society, businesses and unions to form an active part in a ``transformation governance``? This session will focus on the role of societal alliances in achieving a just transition ( and fast!).