UK Policy Briefings
Gender and the ‘Green New Deal’
Date Posted: Tuesday 19th May 2020
What does it mean to pay attention to inequalities of gender, race, disability and class when we think about transitioning to a green economy? This briefing sets out recommendations for a Green New Deal which puts inter sectional gender equality front and centre.
Though popular and crucial, Green New Deal frameworks do not typically foreground inequalities of gender, race and class. A new paper from the UK Women’s Budget Group and the WEN (Women’s Environmental Network) seeks to begin filling this gap by asking, what would a Feminist Green New Deal look like?
This briefing is a summary of a paper authored by Sherilyn MacGregor and Maeve Cohen for the UK Women’s Budget Group’s Commission on a Gender-Equal Economy. The Women’s Budget Group and the Women’s Environmental Network are planning more detailed work in this area.