Assuring everyone's basic rights through the provision of universal services
The Green New Deal is more than just a plan for decarbonising our existing economy; rather, it is a strategy for building a new socialist economy, run by and for the many. A bold, transformative vision for the economy must tackle the climate crisis while also addressing inequality and improving the lives of the people of the UK. The Green New Deal is rooted in the recognition that the crises of inequality and climate change are symptoms of the same failing economic system, and must therefore be addressed as one.
An essential part of doing so will be the provision of Universal Basic Services (UBS) – a proposal founded on the understanding that everyone should have their basic needs met in order for them to thrive in and contribute to society, regardless of immigration status.