Green New Deal Politics: From Grassroots to Mainstream

Executive Summary

In this report, Fatima Ibrahim and Hannah Martin ask how a Green New Deal can emerge from the social movements that are propelling climate justice, and open up onto a sustainable, hegemonic political force. Through a compelling methodological approach that draws from union organising, the anti-road movement, and Sisters Uncut, this paper investigates what an intersectional Green New Deal would look like on the ground. In particular, the report argues that on an organisational level the UK Green New Deal should emphasise long-term funding and an open source approach that can learn from and build on the history of social movement organising.

This report is part of Common Wealth’s Green New Deal report series on Political Movements and Institutions.

The full report is available to read and download below.


Fatima Ibrahim and Hannah Martin
27 August, 2019