Despite opposition to a national Green New Deal by rightwing politicians and the fossil fuel industry, many “Little Green New Deals” are under way at the local and state level. A new commentary by LNS co-founder and senior advisor Jeremy Brecher called “The Green New Deal from Below Means Jobs” describes how they are already expanding the number and improving the quality of jobs. The Commentary starts with the youth jobs corps that have developed in Green New Deal cities and others with climate protection programs. It reviews the jobs that are already being created by state and local Green New Deal from Below programs and evaluates how many could be created by a fully developed Green New Deal. 

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