The Green New Deal: Visionary or Misguided?
In early 2019, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts introduced the Green New Deal, a bold and ambitious resolution intended to combat climate change, address inequality, and revitalize the US economy. Some have endorsed the resolution as the economic paradigm shift needed to tackle the threat of climate change, but others dismiss it as a progressive agenda with potentially dangerous economic consequences.
While support for the plan is undeniably divided, there is widespread belief that the United States faces profound environmental, social, and economic threats.
At the center of debate about the Green New Deal is a question about its direction, scope, and feasibility. Is the plan a visionary blueprint intended to address the country’s most pressing problems, or is it a set of misguided proposals that are unattainable and costly?
This full-day conference, in the format of a debate, will focus on key policy areas addressed by the Green New Deal: healthcare, education, infrastructure, climate change, and government finances. The goal of the event is to bring together policymakers, senior executives, academics, and other thought leaders to debate the Green New Deal and develop a pathway toward real and impactful change.
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