The Green New Deal is a policy proposal that exhorts the U.S. to comprehensively confront the issues of environmental stewardship, economic equality, and social justice. It urges a new commitment to address the ecological and social climate at a scale suited to magnitude of the crisis at hand.
Among the variety of projects the Green New Deak proposes are those designed to help the U.S. achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The speedy implementation of these projects will help move the nation from a system of ecologically extractive and destructive agriculture to one both climate-conscious and regenerative .
The proposed legislative agenda also addresses the generational effects of the historic oppression of indigenous communities as well as associated issues of land rights.
The sovereignty of indigenous people is now a global issue that is intimately tied to the health and vitality of the planet. When the World Wildlife Fund listed the top 200 areas of biodiversity in the world it found 95% were located on Indigenous lands.While only 11% of the planet’s forests are currently under the legal title of Indigenous people, the lands they now inhabit contain roughly 80% of the earth’s biodiversity.