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CS Forum: A Green New Deal for Scotland, with Richard Murphy

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Kinning Park Complex

43 Cornwall Street

Kinning

G41 1BA

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Climate Emergency demands a rapid transformation in every aspect of our economy, from how we travel to how we heat our homes.

The Green New Deal has been advocated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders in the US and Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland as a way of making such a transformation happen.

Inspired by Franklin. D Roosevelt's New Deal in the 1930's, which responded to the Great Depression with enormous public investment in new infrastructure building schools, dams and bridges, the Green New Deal seeks to end the era of austerity and expand state intervention across the economy.

But can Scotland have its own Green New Deal? How would it be financed? What would change and within what timeframe?

Richard Murphy, professor of Political Practice in International Political Economy at the University of London, is one of the leading advocates of the Green New Deal in the UK, having been a founding member of the Green New Deal Group in 2007 and authored numerous works on a Green New Deal. Murphy has also written on the economics of Scottish independence, arguing an independent Scotland could break from the neoliberal UK system if it took a radically different approach to tax and public investment.

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CommonSpace is a Scottish digital media site which hosts monthly forums on the last Thursday of each month at the Kinning Park Complex. Visit our website to find out more.

To guarantee your seat for the event, order your ticket in advance (any money raised goes towards the cost of organising CommonSpace Forums, including subsidising those who cannot afford to pay for a ticket). If you are unable to pay for a ticket at the moment, please get in touch to reserve a free place.

In the week running up to the event, CommonSpace will run a special week of coverage on the Green New Deal. If you have ideas for what we should be covering or would like to contribute an article to our week of coverage, contact media@common.scot.

There is a free community meal at the Kinning Park Complex from 6-7pm. Everyone is welcome.

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is limited on-road parking close to Kinning Park Complex. However, the venue is located next to the Kinning Park Subway station.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions around any aspect of the event, contact media@common.scot.

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43 Cornwall Street

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G41 1BA

United Kingdom

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