Feminist Green New Deal
Women and girls are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, which amplify and interact with existing gender inequalities. And yet, policies to prevent and cope with the impacts of climate change rarely consider the gendered nature of these impacts. The Feminist Green New Deal project set out to address this by building support for an intersectional Feminist Green New Deal in the UK. The project worked proactively with women’s organisations as well as those working on environmental, racial and social justice issues to understand and shape policies that can hep provide a clear roadmap to a sustainable and equal UK economy.
The final report and the key messages set out the four structural changes and the policies that can be implemented to make us all happier, healthier, more equal and at the same time sustain the planet.
The accompanying video imagines a day in the life of a woman in the Green and Caring Economy we have set out in our report illustrating the interrelated solutions to inequality and the climate crisis.
The project has been a collaboration between Women’s Budget Group and the Women’s Environmental Network and over the last two years we have published briefings on 6 key policy areas (Social Security, Structural Change, Shorter Working Week, Labour Market, Local Communities, Housing, Transport) which have helped inform the final report published today.