A New Leaf

Michael Jacobs was a special advisor to Gordon Brown when the idea of the Green New Deal (GND) first emerged in the UK in 2008 as a green response to the Crash. He is now, as an academic and activist, closely involved in the re-emergence of the idea in the UK, following its recent success in the US.

The Mint talked to Michael to get his views on why the GND had achieved such a high profile in the US, what we could learn from that and how thinking on the GND was developing in the UK.

Michael Jacobs

Michael is Professorial Fellow in the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) at the University of Sheffield. An economist and political theorist, Michael’s research focuses on the development of a …

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