Petition - Rebuilding the Economy over Lockdown
Thank you to all of you who signed our petition ‘Rebuild the economy out of lockdown with a Green New Deal’. Together we achieved 27, 766 signatures!
Our initial aim was to push the Government to debate in parliament and eventually create a 10 year radical investment plan that decarbonised the economy and eradicate inequality. We believe that the COVID-19 pandemic is a key driver of change; it led to an unprecedented decrease in emissions during the first lockdown and has highlighted existing inequalities.
Because of all of those who signed the petition, we received a reply from the Government. You can read the full response here. They outlined their key green policies and how they hope to ‘build back better, build back greener and build back faster’.
We’re happy that the climate crisis is at the forefront of the Government’s mind, but we know there is so much more that can be done. There are many challenges facing the UK right now – which is why we need radical green policies that take a co-benefits approach.
It’s possible to solve the climate crisis whilst tackling the existing problems of our time.
That’s why after setting up our initial petition, we decided to build on our work by implementing innovative projects that help give people a voice. After all, are petitions alone enough to create change in the 21st century?
If you want tangible change – write to your MP and check out our existing projects; we are currently piloting our gamified platform.