Feminist Green New Deal- Local Communities Call for Tenders

Date Posted: Tuesday 4th May 2021

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UK Feminist Green New Deal Policy Papers

The Women’s Budget Group is commissioning a series of policy papers to inform the discussion on how to ensure that gender equality is at the core of the plans to decarbonise the UK economy.

Our first round of discussions will focus on urban planning: transport, housing, and local communities.

Future themes will include green jobs and the future of work, investing in the care sector, social security and well-being, money & banking, diversity and democracy, among others.

Call for tenders: Revitalising Local Communities – policy paper

We are currently seeking an experienced researcher to write a policy paper with a focus on local communities in a zero-carbon economy that are inclusive and designed with the needs of women in mind.

The paper should cover the following in a UK-wide approach:

Community Wealth Building

  • Short overview of current gendered and environmental problems within local community infrastructure; for example, wealth extractivism by national/international business interests, inequity in business ownership, amenities not within walking distance, linear and long (rather than circular and local) supply chains.
  • Community wealth building by retaining local wealth and creating well-paid local jobs through cooperation between local authorities, businesses and ‘anchor institutions’, preferencing local procurement. Reimagining business structures as more democratic, based on community owned and cooperative models and supporting women-led and BAME-led small businesses.

Urban Planning

  • Transforming local provision of goods and services so they are within walkable distance (‘city of proximity’/’15-minute city’), putting access to sustainable food, transport, maintenance and care at the centre of community.
  • Increased indoor and outdoor public spaces to enable co-caring, volunteering, socialising, learning/training, involvement in public and political life.
  • Greening public spaces, ensuring they are safe, accessible, biodiverse and encourage community engagement.
  • Ensure that physical infrastructure prioritises safety, accessibility, and is designed with local communities to accommodate the life patterns of women and other marginalised groups at the same time as green goals.

We are looking for a short (10 pages) exploratory paper which focus on policy solutions. The first version of the paper will inform the roundtable discussion on 22 July and will be updated afterwards.

This is a paid consultant job.

Read the full Terms of Reference here.

To apply please send us a bulleted outline of how you would structure the paper, along with your CV with relevant experience (acquired in a professional, voluntary or academic capacity), and a written sample of your work (relating to the subject if applicable) by no later than 24 May 2021 to anna.johnston@wbg.org.uk.

We will inform the successful author by 28 May.

For a discussion about the paper and process please contact the project lead at sara.reis@wbg.org.uk

About the Feminist Green New Deal project

The Feminist Green New Deal project is in collaboration with the Women’s Environmental Network. Over 2 years, the project will seek to build support for an intersectional feminist green new deal in the UK; engaging environmental, women’s, racial and social justice organisations. It will do this by holding a series of roundtables, publishing policy papers (WBG), leading grassroots workshops (WEN), webinars and an event at COP26 in November 2021.

Read more about the project here.