Our Political Programme

A system based on inequality and exploitation is threatening the future of our planet. The Greens are the only political party in England and Wales committed to fixing this.

A system based on inequality and exploitation is threatening the future of our planet. The Greens are the only political party in England and Wales committed to fixing this.

And this is how we are going to do it.

Traditional parties all set out their plans in the same way:

  • Section on tinkering on with the current economic system? Tick.
  • Section on spending more money on nuclear weapons than on international aid? Tick.
  • Section on how our democracy couldn’t possibly evolve any further? Tick.

We are not a traditional party.

Our policy programme is founded on ten pillars, built from policies proposed and voted on by our members. It sets out what Greens are in politics to do: to end the system that keeps hurting the environment and all of us who rely on it – and to build a better alternative.

As other parties run out of ideas, and rely on time-worn and dated partisan clichés to address the fast changing and fragile modern world, we embrace the new and relish the bold.

Elected Greens will work to:

Save the environment

Green our land  

Protect animal life

Challenge privilege

End discrimination

Champion international friendships

Liberate our working lives

Unleash our creative power

Embed collective kindness in our society

Deliver quality of life for all

Save The Environment

A system based on inequality and exploitation is threatening the future of our planet. The Greens are the only political party in England and Wales committed to fixing this.

We live on an amazing planet, rich in resources and able to sustain an incredible diversity of life. But we cannot take for granted it will always be this way.

 

All around us are the warning signs of environmental crises. This century already has seen 16 of the hottest 17 years ever recorded in human history. We are in the midst of what scientists have called the sixth mass extinction. Hurricanes and wildfires are spreading, seas are rising and wildlife is in decline.

 

Whilst other political parties talk about the environment, they have repeatedly failed to make the urgent changes needed to protect our natural world, to safeguard us from climate breakdown and to preserve the future.

 

The Green Party are the only party that will look after the planet on which we all depend by:

 

Strengthening international agreements on climate change: Britain led the Industrial Revolution two hundred years ago – it falls to us now to lead the Green Response. We should lead the world in implementing the Paris Climate Agreement, made in 2015 to keep global temperature rises below 2 degrees - and show that we can go further and faster and keep rises to below 1.5 degrees. Global action can be taken to prevent the worst of climate change, if the will and leadership is there.

 

Changing how we measure progress: Measuring whether an economy is growing isn’t the same as measuring whether it’s healthy. Using GDP (gross domestic product) as the main indicator of success doesn’t leave space to consider people’s well-being, the state of our natural resources or whether economic prosperity is being shared equally. We will develop alternatives to GDP that take capital and environmental depreciation into account as well. This will allow us to build an economy that protects the environment rather than consumes it, and one which values social progress and wellbeing.

 

Rapidly accelerate the roll-out of renewable energy: Driving forward the renewable energy revolution presents incredible opportunities - to secure our power supplies, localise energy production and create high-quality jobs. We can shift the power to produce and supply energy to communities, and away from unaccountable big energy companies. Wind and solar power can make every home a power station, and every street a power plant! To seize these opportunities, and do our bit to keep global temperature rise to below 1.5C, we will end harmful fossil free industry tax breaks and subsidies. Instead we will invest in cutting edge renewable technology along through a new National Investment Bank with full borrowing powers, while expanding mature renewable technologies such as wind energy and solar PV. We can provide cheap, clean, green energy for homes and communities across the land.

 

Reducing our energy consumption: Everyone deserves to live in a warm home, and to have affordable energy bills. To help achieve this we will roll out a nationwide retrofit insulation programme, ensuring that everyone lives in a home that preserves heat and uses energy effectively, both homeowners and renters. We will require all new homes to be built to the highest energy efficiency standards.

Green Our Land

A system based on inequality and exploitation is threatening the future of our planet. The Greens are the only political party in England and Wales committed to fixing this.

Protect Our Animals

A system based on inequality and exploitation is threatening the future of our planet. The Greens are the only political party in England and Wales committed to fixing this.

Challenge Privilege

A system based on inequality and exploitation is threatening the future of our planet. The Greens are the only political party in England and Wales committed to fixing this.

End Discrimination

A system based on inequality and exploitation is threatening the future of our planet. The Greens are the only political party in England and Wales committed to fixing this.

Champion International Friendships

A system based on inequality and exploitation is threatening the future of our planet. The Greens are the only political party in England and Wales committed to fixing this.

Liberate Our Working Lives

A system based on inequality and exploitation is threatening the future of our planet. The Greens are the only political party in England and Wales committed to fixing this.

Unleash Our Creative Power

A system based on inequality and exploitation is threatening the future of our planet. The Greens are the only political party in England and Wales committed to fixing this.

Embed Collective Kindness In Our Society

A system based on inequality and exploitation is threatening the future of our planet. The Greens are the only political party in England and Wales committed to fixing this.