Why every local council should commit to a Green New Deal

By Cllr Elaine Hills | 10 January 2020

Brighton and Hove City Council quietly passed a Green Party proposal last October, which demanded revolutionary change to reduce inequality and decarbonise our city. While we wait for the government to catch up, councillors are working hard to make this Green New Deal policy framework a reality.

 We recently learned that coastal stretches of our city, along with many low-lying areas across the UK, could be lost forever due to rising sea levels, as the greenhouse effect caused by burning fossil fuels chokes our atmosphere, melts ice sheets and warms our air. Meanwhile, massive government cuts to local authority funding have exacerbated social inequality, leaving little in the pot to address the climate emergency.

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