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Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day with “The Economics of a Green Recovery” and “A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal”

Next week, we’re joined on Monday by Stephanie Kelton, Gernot Wagner, Richard Murphy, and Mark Paul for “The Economics of Saving the Planet,” and on Wednesday by Kate Aronoff, Mary Heglar, Thea Riofrancos, Alyssa Battistoni, and Daniel Aldana Cohen for “A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal.”

The Economics of a Green Recovery | April 20 @ 6:30 PM

On Monday, Billy Fleming and Mark Paul will moderate a discussion between some of the world’s leading economists on how to structure the post-pandemic recovery around climate and economic justice. They will be joined by Stephanie Kelton, Richard Murphy, and Gernot Wagner at 6:30 PM.
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A Planet to Win: Why We Need a GND | April 22 @ 6:00 PM

On Earth Day (4.22), Billy Fleming and Mary Heglar will moderate a conversation with the authors of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal, Kate Aronoff, Alyssa Battistoni, Daniel Aldana Cohen, and Thea Riofrancos.
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GND Happy Hour in the Time of Coronavirus

Join Billy Fleming, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Johanna Bozuwa, Mary Heglar, Amy Westervelt, and special guests Tara Raghuveer and Kaniela Ing on Wednesdays, beginning at 8 PM EST, for a digital happy hour loosely tied to the Green New Deal (we really just miss seeing all of you in person, so there’s no need to focus these gatherings on anything in particular!).
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McHarg Center + Green Stimulus in the News

Mark Paul and Billy Fleming write in Forbes thatwe’re calling for an ambitious Green Stimulus of at least $2 trillion that creates millions of family-sustaining green jobs, lifts standards of living, accelerates a just transition off fossil fuels, ensures a controlling stake for the public in all private sector bailout plans, and helps make our society and economy stronger and more resilient in the face of pandemic, recession, and climate emergency in the years ahead. Rather than a one-time infusion of capital, this stimulus should be automatically renewed at 4% of GDP per year until the economy is fully decarbonized and the unemployment rate is consistently below 3.5%.”

Rachel Cohen writes for In These Times that “How intently climate advocates should push a “Green New Deal” remains in dispute, as the phrase itself has become deeply polarizing in Congress, even though the specific ideas undergirding it are broadly popular.”

Felix de Rosen writes for Ian McBlog that “Beyond memorials and rhetoric, what will be the legacy of COVID-19? How will it restructure our societal narratives and the ways we manage space? How will the quality of our attention now, in the midst of crisis, shape this future?”

The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design is an interdisciplinary think tank that brings environmental and social scientists together with planners, designers, policy-makers, and communities to develop practical, innovative ways of improving the quality of life in the places most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

The McHarg Center | Weitzman School

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