We are in the midst of an unprecedented and deadly climate emergency. The Progressive Caucus strongly supports a Green New Deal to take immediate, necessary steps to protect current and future generations from the deadly impact of climate change. The climate crisis was created by a broken political and economic system that prioritizes corporate profits over the health and safety of our communities. If we are to address the full scope and scale of our global climate emergency, we need a new approach — one that recognizes environmental justice and economic prosperity must go hand-in-hand. The Congressional Progressive Caucus is committed to confronting this crisis with a bold vision that achieves zero emissions, creates millions of high-quality and sustainable union jobs, and centers frontline communities. We must act with urgency and vision to eliminate our reliance on fossil fuels and create a clean-energy economy that supports green jobs with livable wages and draft these policies through a lens of environmental justice, to support the communities of color who have been disproportionately impacted and displaced by climate change. We cannot afford to wait — Congress must recognize this as a crisis and move quickly to address this emergency before it’s too late.

Read the CPC policy recommendations on the climate crisis here. 

CPC Recommendations on the Climate Crisis