Why a Green New Deal is Needed...Now.
In the face of the world’s climate emergency, a Green New Deal has been proposed to address it.
AHEAD of CommonSpace’s forum on a Green New Deal on Thursday 29th August, and the launch of the Scottish Green’s proposals for a Green New Deal which is also being published on Thursday, CommonSpace spoke to Common Weal’s Dr Craig Dalzell about why the Green New Deal is so urgent, and what it will entail for Scotland.
The paper, Scotland's Trade: The need for a change in data gathering and in the presentation of Scotland's trade position, can be downloaded and read in full here.
Scottish National Investment Bank Takes Another Step Forward
Common Weal’s Energy Policy Working Group releases its latest policy paper today. Authors Dr Keith Baker and Dr Ron Mould have made the case for Scotland to reform the way that heat is produced and delivered in Scotland through a network District Heating Systems (DHS).
The paper can be downloaded here.
These networks essentially view the delivery of heat as a utility (similar to provision of water, gas and electricity) rather than the result of the consumption of one.
SNP Conference Adopts Common Weal Statistics Policy
Head of Policy & Research Dr Craig Dalzell comments on the passing of a motion supporting the creation of a Scottish Statistics Agency.
The SNP conference was marked by several important topics that were thrashed out on the floor on the day and in the press and online in the weeks and months preceding. On the Growth Commission in particular, I was personally invested in a great deal of that discussion so I know how many tens of thousands of words were written around that topic.
An Investment-Led Economy
Common Weal publishes its latest policy paper – the culmination of all of our work to date as we have been researching various policy areas as well as discussing and debating the purpose of economic policy and the potential for Scotland’s economy post-independence.
The paper, An investment-Led Economic Development Framework For An Independent Scotland, can be downloaded here.