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The U.S. Green New Deal: Promises, Policies, and Prospects

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

It has been three years since Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced their Green New Deal resolution into Congress. Since then, other GND bills have emerged on education, housing, and cities. U.S. cities, too, have established Green New Deal initiatives, and the GND has become a rallying cry for U.S. climate activists.

Today, however, many of the actual components of a clean energy transition have stalled in Congress. And some of the funds that have been appropriated have yet to reach the communities that need them the most.

Three experts will look at what the Biden administration has done, hasn’t done, and still could do to implement transformative climate action towards a Green New Deal in the United States. They will assess the state of play in Congress. And they will look at where the rubber hits the road in terms of federal funds for renewable energy, job retraining, and green infrastructure reaching states and localities around the country.

Rebecca Leber covers climate change for Vox. Prior to Vox, she was an environmental reporter at Mother Jones, where her investigations exposed government corruption and fossil fuel industry disinformation. Rajiv Sicora is a Senior Policy Advisor for U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY). He was the primary researcher for Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything and also was the senior manager of research at The Leap. Susie Strife directs and manages all of Boulder County’s sustainability efforts, policies and programs with a special focus on clean energy, finance, and climate action. She also teaches at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

The session will be moderated by Brett Fleishman, the head of global finance campaigns at 350.org.

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interpretación simultánea en espanol y ingles / simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and English

Hace tres años Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez y Ed Markey introdujeron el “Green New Deal” en el Congreso de EEUU. Desde entonces, han aparecido otras leyes de GND sobre educación, vivienda, y ciudades. Algunas ciudades en EEUU también crearon varios proyectos GND, y el GND es muy importante para los ambientalistas estadounidenses.

En verdad, sin embargo, la mayor parte de las leyes de transición de la energía limpia se han estancado en el Congreso. Y los fondos que se han asignado aún no han llegado a las comunidades que los necesitan.

Tres expertas discutirán lo que la administración de Biden ha hecho, lo que no ha hecho, y lo que podría impulsar un GND en EEUU. Evaluarán la situación en el Congreso y en las comunidades en los EEUU en términos de energía sostenible, reentrenamiento laboral y la infraestructura limpia.

Rebecca Leber trabaja como periodista en Vox donde cubre temas ambientales. Rajiv Sicora es un asesor senior de políticas para Jamaal Bowman y trabajó con Naomi Klein en su libro This Changes Everything. Susie Strife dirige los proyectos ambientales y energía de Boulder, Colorado.

Brett Fleishman, de 350.org, facilitará el evento. REGISTRARSE AQUÍ.

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Date:
April 12
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GB5TK__-TuWnW7GP1Nul0w

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Zoom Webinar