Green New Deal

A just, green, and digital future for all.

Humanity’s relationship with the environment has proven to be untenable. In order to avoid a disastrous climate collapse, we need to find modern solutions to live sustainably. This requires rethinking our current economic model so that it is more just, green and innovative. Unlimited consumption for the benefit of the individual can no longer be seen as a viable goal to universally strive for. Instead, we must continually improve as a society by combating social and economic inequalities and living within our planet’s boundaries. At stake is prosperity for future generations. This is why Europe needs a Green New Deal.

Some of our core questions

  • How do we secure well-paid and quality work in a market characterized by ecological and technological transformations?
  • How can politics balance planetary boundaries with promises of security and welfare? 
  • How can technological advancement become a vehicle for socio-ecological progress? 

Strategic Lead

Florian Ranft

Member of the Management Board and Head of Green New Deal

Latest News

Lessons from Germany for a Just Transition

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To gain support from the people, the green transition needs to address social concerns, allow for democratic participation, and be implemented locally.

Towards a progressive toolbox to deal with inflation - Progressive Economics Network Expert Meeting in Brussels

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How can we categorise different types of market interventions to deal with inflation implemented over the last two years? What were their costs, benefits, and impacts? How can we prepare for future inflation shocks?

Getting the Green Deal Done: Progressive Economics Network meets in Brussels

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How can member states achieve their industrial policy and green investment ambitions while ensuring fiscal sustainability during the process of turning the European economic framework greener and cleaner?


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Our Energy Transition? – How local Participation can shape Sustainability Transformations

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Democratic negotiation processes in the course of the energy transition and transformation.

Germans significantly underestimate unequal distribution of income and wealth

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Summary The German public greatly underestimates how unequally income and wealth are distributed in Germany. People with higher incomes and wealth tend to underestimate their financial situation, while in turn, those with less financial means tend to overestimate their standing relative to the overall population. The result of these misjudgments is that many more people …

Empowering Cities: Financing the Climate Transformation

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How can we finance the transformation to the zero carbon city?


We develop and debate progressive ideas and bring together leading actors who turn thoughts into action. Our think tank’s goal: making the just transformation a reality. ▸ Learn more

Areas of Work

The Modern State

Turning bureaucracy into leadership.

Resilient Democracy

Strong in its ability to learn.

Green New Deal

A just, green, and digital future for all.

Political Strategy

Progress needs majorities.