"The Green New Deal is a four part program for moving America quickly out of crisis into a secure, sustainable future. Inspired by the New Deal programs that helped us out of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Green New Deal will provide similar relief and create an economy that makes our communities sustainable, healthy and just."
The older material is included for archival purposes to illustrate how the Green Party has been promoting the Green New Deal in the past.
The EcoAction Committee of the Green Party of the United States held a webinar on why it supports the goal of Real Zero Greenhouse gas Emissions rather than Net Zero on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.
Featured speakers were David Schwartzman and Mike Ewall. David Schwartzman, a member of the DC Statehood Green Party, is a professor emeritus of biology at Howard University and the author of Life, Temperature, and the Earth. David and his older son Peter Schwartzman (Mayor of Galesburg IL, member of the Illinois Green Party) just had their paper published "Can the 1.5 °C warming target be met in a global transition to 100% renewable energy?" Their book website is theearthisnotforsale.org.
ALBANY, NY – 12/13/21 - The Green Party of New York (GPNY) said that the initial draft climate plan by the Climate Action Council falls far short of adequately responding to the Code Red for the Planet warning issued by the world’s scientists in the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).
What did not make the COP-Out 26 report
1. Over 500 fossil fuel lobbyists were at COP 26, more than any other single delegation. consortiumnews.com
2. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cautioned that promises emerging from COP 26 will "ring hollow when the fossil fuel industry still receives trillions in subsidies." UN.org; commondreams.org
The Voice of Massachusetts Greens
COP-Out 26 and Environmental Survival
After 6 years of wrestling with the Paris Agreement to reduce fossil fuel consumption and in other ways stem the decline of life on Mother Earth, President Biden and his fellow leaders must again address the failure of major polluting nations to stem their toxic emissions. The Green-Rainbow Party has joined with other environmental activists to condemn the high-sounding rhetoric and the absence of real actions.
World leaders have gathered for COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland to address the most fundamental issue facing countries across the globe: Climate change. COP stands for "Conference of the Parties" to the Kyoto Protocol.
It was in Kyoto in 2005 that industrialized nations, including the U.S., first committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. COP21 took place 10 years later in Paris. At that convening, all the parties agreed to keep the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
We need an Ecosocialist Green New Deal, not another Biden capitulation
The Build Back Better Framework released this morning by President Biden is a total capitulation to conservative Democratic Senators Manchin and Sinema.
The $6.1 trillion program Biden announced in his American Jobs and American Families plan has been cut to less than a third of what he proposed. Proposals that are overwhelmingly popular with the public like repealing the Trump tax cuts, paid leave, and Medicare negotiating lower drug prices with Big Pharma have been eliminated. What remains are social programs with lower benefits, privatized administration, and means testing that complicates administration and adds administrative costs. The climate spending that remains makes no mandates for greenhouse gas emission reductions and are mostly corporate welfare subsidies for the big fossil fuel and manufacturing corporations that dominate the solar and wind markets. These subsidies will continue the pattern of the past decade where renewables have only added to total energy production while fossil fuel energy has increased.
The Green Party of the United States today slammed President Biden and Congressional Democrats for apparently agreeing to slash funding for fighting climate change in their “Build Back Better Plan” to $30 billion a year. That figure amounts to 1/25 of the budget for the U.S. military, the world’s biggest consumer of oil.
All economics is about the home. No, not your private residence, obviously. Economics is about our common home — Mother Earth. It's right there in the Greek οἶκος (oîkos) meaning home, the root of both our English words economics and ecology. Any economic model which ignores the ecology of the Earth is tragically incomplete. Maybe that's why Pope Francis subtitled his 2015 encyclical "On Care for Our Common Home."
I've been thinking about economics a lot this week, and not just because I'm filing my first campaign finance report. It's because I've finally published the third policy priority of this campaign, calling for a delightfully different Green New Orleans Deal.
Calvin and David sit down with Mayor of Galesburg, Peter Schwartzman to catch up since our first interview back in April '21 and to talk specifically about Climate Change on the local and national levels.
On Friday, I was proud to stand with the New Haven Climate Movement which has been doing a tremendous job as a youth-led #climate movement.
Their event was well attended and organized in solidarity with the international climate movement Fridays for Future International as part of a global #climatestrike that day.