"In days, the new commission president Ursula von der Leyen is presenting a plan to address the climate emergency. Let’s welcome her with our own vision of a people-powered Green New Deal. Winning Europe first is the best way to launch a cascade of Green Deals across the planet.
The science is clear -- this is our last window to act to stop climate catastrophe. So we call on you to adopt “Green New Deals” to transform our economies and societies to a 100% clean and sustainable future.
At minimum they must include binding commitments to:
- End carbon pollution by 2050, with ambitious reductions by 2030 to keep warming below 1.5°C; - Protect and restore 50% of the planet for nature, and sustainably manage the rest; - Unleash investment to green our energy, transportation, housing, food systems and jobs; - Green our taxes and stop subsidising fossil fuels; - Transform the economy - with innovative new finance and taxation solutions; - Leave no one behind - with a fair and just transition for all communities, workers, and lower income nations."