Green New Deal Dialogue

Event Description

Green New Deal Dialogue: The Politics & Implementation of US Climate Policy


March 14, 2019 | 09:00  – 17:00 EST

Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Nitze Building

1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW 20036

Kenney-Herter Auditorium


The rapid rise of the Green New Deal onto the political agenda has provided new hope that the U.S. might develop a policy response worthy of the climate crisis. However, there remain crucial questions about what a Green New Deal would actually entail. There is no shortage of technical work on decarbonization by economists and engineers. However, this knowledge needs to be integrated with historical and political perspectives that can place policies in a broader perspective.

In an effective policy program, evidence-based technical details must be supported by savvy political messaging and organizational implementation. This event will bring together academics, civil society groups, and policymakers for a day-long workshop on the politics and implementation of Green New Deal legislation. The central question for the day will be, what form should the Green New Deal take so as to maximize political sustainability and institutional effectiveness?



9:00-9:30 A.M.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30-10:30 A.M.

Opening Keynotes: The Original New Deal and Green Growth in the U.S. Today

10:45-12:15 P.M.

Panel 1: The Problem: Inequality and Energy Infrastructure

12:15-1:15 P.M.

Lunch Break

1:15-2:45 P.M.

Panel 2: The History of the New Deal: Institutional and Political Challenges

3:00-4:45 P.M.

Panel 3: Strategies for Implementing the Green New Deal

4:45-5:00 P.M.

Wrap-up Session