Tackling Peak Oil, Climate Change and Economic Breakdown
The Green New Deal for Northern Ireland is a joined up approach to the 'triple crunch' of recession, rising energy prices and climate change. It proposes investment in an ambitious programme to cut consumption of fossil fuels that can create thousands of new jobs, help secure our energy supply, and build a competitive low-carbon economy.
Tuesday November 24th 2009 9.30am - 1.00pm
Speakers will be David Gavaghan and Jim Kitchen members of The Green New Deal for Northern Ireland Group.
RSVP to Ilex by Thursday 19th November
The main goals of the Northern Ireland Green New Deal are to:
§ Refurbish tens of thousands of existing homes with full insulation and renewable energy.
§ Transform the energy performance of public and commercial buildings.
§ ‘Decarbonise’, regionalise and localise the supplies of both electricity and heat through large-scale renewables and using fossil fuels more efficiently.
§ Create thousands of ‘green collar’ jobs, employing high- and lower-skilled workers to implement this vast systematic reconstruction programme creating around 24,000 new jobs.
§ Transform our transport system to be fit for purpose in the coming era of high oil and carbon prices by providing a real public transport choice for everyone.
The Green New Deal aims to make a fundamental contribution to the development of a low carbon economy, it will also create jobs quickly and in places that matter across Northern Ireland. It will also reduce inequality, particularly by tackling the root causes of fuel poverty and poor access to public transport.
Members of the Green New Deal Group:
Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA)
Bryson Charitable Group
NI Environment Link
NI Federation of Housing Associations
Construction Employers’ Federation
Energy Savings Trust
Sustainable Development Commission
Friends of the Earth
Institute of Directors
Ulster Farmers Union
Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU)
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