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With a recession on its way, it is time we demanded an International Green New Deal

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Last April, again in The Guardian, David Adler and I called for a particular Green New Deal to be implemented internationally. Now that a new recession is ante portas, we are renewing this call, suggesting that we cannot afford yet another ‘good’ economic crisis to go to waste. Our latest piece in The Guardian follows: Brexit, Trump’s trade wars, the crisis of our democracies, the failure to address climate change – almost every newsflash that saddens or enrages us emanates from the never-ending crisis that erupted in 2008. We felt it as a financial crash but its causes, and repercussions, ran much deeper: it was, and remains, a systemic rupture that cuts across our social fabric, our workplaces, our

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