Our vision for achieving climate, social and economic justice – together

The Global Green New Deal lays out a set of principles to be adopted by cities worldwide and takes a collaborative approach to climate action. The Global Green New Deal coalition is a vital part of this work. It comprises political leaders, investors, businesses, labour unions, young people, civil society and communities disproportionately impacted by the climate crisis and poverty.

The Global Green New Deal is, by nature, a holistic, intersectional approach to climate action, recognising that climate, social and economic justice can only be achieved together.

In the cities and communities we build together, everyone will have the right to clean air, a living wage, good green jobs, protection from extreme weather, healthy local food, a safe place to live, and green spaces to enjoy – regardless of race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship status, ability, or socio-economic status.

Principles of the Global Green New Deal

  1. We recognise the global climate emergency.
  2. We are committed to keeping global heating below the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement by curbing emissions in the sectors that are the most significant contributors to the climate crisis: transportation, buildings, and waste.
  3. We are committed to putting inclusive climate action at the centre of all urban decision-making to create thriving and equitable communities for everyone.
  4. We invite our partners – political leaders, CEOs, trade unions, investors, and civil society – to join us in recognising the global climate emergency and help us deliver on science-based action to overcome it.

A regionally-diverse approach is essential to delivering equitable climate action: all voices must be represented and taken into account

A core component of C40’s Global Green New Deal ambition is our Implementation Pilot Programme. This programme supports targeted engagement, initially in five pilot cities, but will expand to more cities, focusing on delivering inclusive climate action, a just transition and demonstrating what C40’s vision for a Global Green New Deal –including a green and just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic – looks like in practice.

The initiative draws on C40’s expertise to advance climate mitigation targets, a just and equitable transition, and adaptive resilience in North America, Europe, Africa and Latin America.

Global Green New Deal Pilot Implementation Initiative

The initiative aimed to deliver strategic and in-depth assistance to support mayors and cities in demonstrating what a Green New Deal looks like at the city level in the context of a green and just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delivering equity and climate action | C40’s Global Green New Deal Pilot