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  • Maria Santiago-Valentín

Green New Deal Policy Overview

Retrieved from http://filesforprogress.org/pdfs/Green_New_Deal.pdf


TRANSFORM TO A LOW-CARBON ECONOMY

⊲ 100% Clean and Renewable Electricity by 2035

⊲ Zero Net Emissions from Energy by 2050

⊲ 100% Net-Zero Building Energy Standards by 2030

⊲ 100% Zero Emission Passenger Vehicles by 2030

⊲ 100% Fossil-Free Transportation by 2050

FULFILL THE RIGHT TO CLEAN AIR AND CLEAN WATER

⊲ National Clean Air Attainment

⊲ Cut Methane Leakage 50% by 2025

⊲ National Lead Pipe Replacement & Infrastructure Upgrades

⊲ Guarantee Access to Affordable Drinking Water

⊲ Protect Two Million New Miles of Waterways

RESTORE THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE

⊲ Reforest 40 Million Acres of Public and Private Land by 2035

⊲ Restore 5 Million Acres of Wetlands by 2040

⊲ Expand Sustainable Farming and Soil Practices to 70% of Agricultural Land by 2050

⊲ Cleanup Brownfields and All Hazardous Sites

STRENGTHEN URBAN SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE

⊲ Establish a National Fund for Urban and Rural Resilience

⊲ Expand Public Green Space and Recreational Land and Waters

⊲ Modernize Urban Mobility and Mass Transit

⊲ Zero Waste by 2040

⊲ Capture 50% of Wasted Methane by 2040

PUT A GENERATION TO WORK

⊲ Create 10 million new jobs over 10 years through employment and training programs associated with Green New Deal grants and projects

ENSURE A JUST TRANSITION All Green New Deal grants and projects must comply with:

⊲ Environmental Justice Standards

⊲ Job Quality Standards


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