Citizens pushing the Dutch government for a comprehensive, ambitious climate plan, in which no one is left behind
A Hopeful Vision for the Future
We believe it is possible to tackle climate change by offering communities and citizens hope, engagement and opportunity.
A Green New Deal asks for a large scale mobilization of public re-sources to steer the Netherlands towards a carbon neutral society, alongside a plan that guarantees green jobs, housing and clean air for everyone.
What is a Green New Deal?
The Green New Deal is a powerful and popular concept that many groups and individuals are organising around. No one group ‘owns’ the idea, but we all benefit from building it together.
A Green New Deal should match the scale of the climate challenge, while building a fair and balanced society. There are Green New Deal movements in the US and UK and others are now springing up across the world.
Creating a Plan & Building a Movement for the Netherlands
We are gathering scientists, unions, activists, community leaders and politicians with shared vision and passion to reshape Dutch climate policy. Together with these diverse groups, we aim to create a Green New Deal plan that meets the Paris Climate Accord commitment while reflecting the needs of all everyone living in the Netherlands.
Once developed and aligned with key stakeholders we will mobilise the wider community around this plan in the run up to the next general election in 2021.
Watch this trailer of a Green New Deal panel discussion held in May 2019 in The Hague, where speakers included Kitty Jong, vice-chairwoman of FNV, Joyeeta Gupta, head of the UN-GEO, and the climate spokespeople for GroenLinks, PvdA and D66, Tom van der Lee, William Moorlag and Matthijs Sienot