Elizabeth Warren will fight for a Green New Deal

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Elizabeth Warren will support the idea of a ‘Green New Deal’, according to Axios.

Universal healthcare and climate change have become the main issue for Democrats recently. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the first Democrat leader to submit a draft text pushing for the establishment of a ‘Select Committee For A Green New Deal’ composed by 15 members of Congress appointed by the Speaker, what she described as “a historic opportunity to virtually eliminate poverty in the United States.”

“The select committee shall have authority to develop a detailed national, industrial, economic mobilization plan (hereinafter in this section referred to as the “Plan for a Green New Deal” or the “Plan”) for the transition of the United States economy to become greenhouse gas emissions neutral and to significantly draw down greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and oceans and to promote economic and environmental justice and equality.”

Under the Paris Agreement, countries have agreed to achieve a long-term temperature goal of holding the global average temperature to well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. But Donald Trump decided to not sign the Paris agreement.

Several places have pledged carbon neutrality, including Brazil, Colombia, Germany, France, Spain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Portugal, Luxembourg, Vatican City, Costa Rica, Tuvalu, Maldives, Netherlands, Ethiopia, Iceland…

2020 presidential elections could become a turning point for America if a progressive candidate gets elected and consequently works for a Green New Deal or universal healthcare —also known as Medicare for all—.

 

 

 

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