Decarbonisation and Green Finance

Last year the Women’s Budget Group made a submission to the Treasury inquiry into decarbonisation and green finance. 

The key points are summarised below and you can find links to the detailed submission here.

Red Green Labour strongly supports this approach to a gender-equal and socially just transition.

Key points: 

  • The UK Women’s Budget Group believes that decarbonisation is necessary and must be done in a way that promotes equality and justice for all women and girls. This will require restructuring the economy so that less people work in carbon intensive sectors like construction and aviation and more people work in care. A care-led recovery from Coronavirus must be central to decarbonisation.

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For a Feminist Green New Deal

This article first appeared on the Open Democracy website and was written by members of the Women’s Budget Group– an independent organisation which monitors the gender impact of government policy.

We share the concerns they raise here. 

 

Building back better requires building back differently. We need a ‘rainbow recovery’ write Sherilyn Macgregor and Maeve Cohen

20 May 2020
We will need to rebuild after COVID-19, but building back better requires building back differently. It’s time to talk about a feminist green new deal; a ‘rainbow recovery’.