Title The Green New Deal’s contradiction – new infrastructure and redistribution may boost carbon emissions Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 6/03/19 Description The Green New Deal has broadened imaginations worldwide on the subject of climate change, encouraging people to consider what action to tackle it could do for society. US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced the Green New Deal resolution in February 2019, calling for a rapid transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions, a massive investment in infrastructure and financial redistribution.
While the project would attempt to halt further warming, it would also counter inequality and compensate losers from the energy transition, such as workers in carbon-intensive industries such as coal mining.
URL https://theconversation.com/the-green-new-deals-contradiction-new-infrastructure-and-redistribution-may-boost-carbon-emissions-112078 Persons Matthew Paterson
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- climate change
- Green New Deal
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
- US politics