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• Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, discusses the possibility of the Green New Deal exploiting developing countries through what he calls climate colonialism.
• What other challenges could the Green New Deal encounter? How can philanthropists and donors help those who may get negatively impacted?
• Here's an article about how the Green New Deal isn't taking climate change seriously.
The Green New Deal has changed the conversation among progressive Democrats about how to deal with climate change, from simply managing a disaster to how to take advantage of an existential threat to build a more just society.
However, should this legislative concept be transformed from the hypothetical framework it is today into actual policies, some of the solutions it engenders could make global inequality worse. As a scholar of colonialism, I am concerned that the Green New Deal could exacerbate what scholars like sociologist Doreen Martinez call climate colonialism – the domination of less powerful countries and peoples through initiatives meant to slow the pace of global warming.
Read the full article about the Green New Deal potentially exploiting developing countries by Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò at The Conversation