An urgent and definitive collection of essays from leaders and
experts championing the Green New Deal—and a detailed playbook for
how we can win it—including contributions by leading activists and
progressive writers like Varshini Prakash, Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Bill
McKibben, Rev William Barber II, and more.
In October 2018,
scientists warned that we have less than 12 years left to transform
our economy away from fossil fuels, or face catastrophic climate
change. At that moment, there was no plan in the US to decarbonize
our economy that fast. Less than two years later, every major
Democratic presidential candidate has embraced the vision of the
Green New Deal—a rapid, vast transformation of our economy to avert
climate catastrophe while securing economic and racial justice for
What happened? A new
generation of leaders confronted the political establishment in
Washington DC with a simple message: the climate crisis is here, and
the Green New Deal is our last, best hope for a livable future. Now
comes the hard part: turning that vision into the law of the land.
In Winning the
Green New Deal, leading youth activists, journalists, and
policymakers explain why we need a transformative agenda to avert
climate catastrophe, and how our movement can organize to win.
Featuring essays by Varshini Prakash, cofounder of Sunrise Movement;
Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Green New Deal policy architect; Joseph Stiglitz,
Nobel Prize–winning economist; Bill McKibben, internationally
renowned environmentalist; Mary Kay Henry, the President of the
Service Employees International Union, and others we’ll learn why
the climate crisis cannot be solved unless we also confront
inequality and racism, how movements can redefine what’s
politically possible and overcome the opposition of fossil fuel
billionaires, and how a Green New Deal will build a just and thriving
economy for all of us.
For anyone looking
to understand the movement for a Green New Deal, and join the fight
for a livable future, there is no resource as clear and practical as
Winning the Green New Deal.