In the NewsEartherSeptember 12, 2019

UN Scientists Just Endorsed a Piece of the Green New Deal to Fight Global Inequality

The United Nations released a new science-based report Wednesday that shows the ways climate change can reverse the progress the world has made to end inequality through the U.N.’s sustainable development goals. The international institution offers plenty of solutions to combat this disappointing reality, but among them is a key piece of a proper Green New Deal. “The Green New Deal and the way that it incorporates the social and environmental side of the economy is very similar to the sustainable development framework,” Lab's Amir Jina, an assistant professor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, told Earther. “We cannot and should not be separating these two aspects.”