Twelve years ago the Green New Deal Group was created in the UK, bringing together environmentalists and experts from the worlds of finance, energy and politics. Their conclusions were published in 2008 in a report called ‘The Green New Deal’ and we meet one of its co-authors, Andrew Simms.
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Last week New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, also billed as New York’s answer to the Green New Deal. Our Americas editor at large Ed Stocker sat down with Anne Barnard of ‘The New York Times’ – who covers the region’s climate and environment beat – to unpack the law.
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In the US, The Architecture Lobby has come out in support of the Green New Deal, calling on architects and designers to become activists within the industry. To understand what this all means, we spoke with Sydney Franklin, the associate editor at ‘The Architect’s Newspaper’.
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