Green New Deal

Any emergence from lockdown and restarting the economy should also include environmental planning. We need to flatten the co2 curve too and this is an opportunity to plan how.

Why the contribution is important

Uptake of green political ideas is too slow for our earth. We should act now for a better future.

by Lowen on May 07, 2020 at 09:00PM

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Based on: 15 votes


  • Posted by IndyScot1000 May 07, 2020 at 21:39

    it would be nice to install a pride in Scotland about becoming more green, like many of us have been enjoying quieter roads, streets, perhaps like other countries we could have ‘green days’ where everyone is aware on that day you can’t drive unless an emergency get the bus or train instead, we’re too reliant on cars and diesel taxis. ppl could work from home if they were able and regular households, not elderly or less able or sick, could switch off as many energy guzzling white goods as possible, just to see what happens. I think the lockdown has shown a good percent of the population are open to new ideas to help their environment.
  • Posted by AlisonM May 07, 2020 at 22:28

    I agree. It is possible to take some of the unplanned positives from this situation and carry them into our new future. Our health is nothing without the health of our planet.
  • Posted by Islander64 May 07, 2020 at 22:52

    I think this is a good idea. We have all noticed how much cleaner the air is during lockdown...the Climate Emergency is still there, albeit it’s taken a backseat due to the virus. Many people are also finding that they can do their jobs from home..When the lockdown is lifted there exists an opportunity to encourage employers to allow more people to work from home, reducing traffic and pollution in the process...
  • Posted by Tobiw May 07, 2020 at 22:58

    Excellent idea. Money will be tight. Eco ideas can help everyone to be frugal and allow available funds to be prioritised to initiatives that protect the planet.
  • Posted by DebbieD May 08, 2020 at 07:20

    Completely agree. From this tragedy what positives can emerge? We have seen the reduction in pollution, people are adapting and changing their lifestyles and perhaps enjoying the less stressful pace. A green strategy should be integral to the recovery plan. Get people out of cars and off motorbikes and look at greener freight, and work to change the throwaway culture.
  • Posted by Lixxie May 08, 2020 at 07:22

    We need to broaden efforts, more investment in hydrogen like schemes in Orkney, battery storage at wind and solar farms. Ban gas hobs first in cities/towns, replace with induction hobs
  • Posted by Thelastwilson May 08, 2020 at 07:33

    I've said for a long time we should have positive encouragement for companies to have more staff working from home to cut pollution and congestion. This would now tie into both environmental planning and Covid-19

    And by positive encouragement I don't mean taxing companies based on the number of parking spaces they have which just encourages them to not have parking and make workers lives more difficult
  • Posted by Gus May 08, 2020 at 08:54

    As there seems to be BILLIONS of pounds available why not incentivise property owners to properly insulate dwellings and cut down on energy use, even bring a large percentage of the population out of fuel poverty.
    As someone who works in the construction industry I see the poorly installed measures which have received public funding only to cause further problems further down the line, mould and its associated health issues, caused, in my opinion, by poorly installed insulation measures being the main one.
    Proper, science based, training is needed in this area for designers and installers. Building physics is a fascinating subject.
    This is an opportunity to up-skill tradesmen and create skilled craftsmen who are proud of their work and what they achieve.
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