The Green Party UK stands for unity, for social and ecological justice, for peace, for economic reform, for deprivatisation, and for democracy. 

Throughout their history, their policies and efforts have been built on the bedrocks of equality and regeneration. ⁣⁣Choosing hope over fear, working to build bridges, not walls, and coalescing plans to unleash a green revolution that will create a safer, fairer future for all.⁣

I truly believe this is the best party to lead the UK; however, they’re heinously underfunded (they have around £200k to spend on this election while Labour and others have over £10 MILLION, you can help them out by DONATING HERE) which is a great hindrance to amplifying their voices and the change they hold the knowledge to create.⁣

I wrote this post to simplify the manifesto into digestible memorable and relatable text. Inspired by Extinction Rebellion's three demands, The Green Party has, what I'm calling, 'Five Green Promises' which I worked into a G.R.E.E.N.S acronym to make them easy to remember.⁣
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As the creators of The Green New Deal and the first party to unanimously declare a climate emergency, there is no party better equipped than The Green Party to implement policies which ambitiously and swiftly regenerate our climate and culture. 

Their Green New Deal is a comprehensive 10-year plan which aims to deliver fast and fair transformation of economy and society, providing abundance to everyone equally while progressively protecting the living planet from the grips of human gluttony and greed. 

This means making Ecocide Law, instating a carbon chancellor, introducing a carbon taxhalting fracking, and investing instead in locally produced renewable energy, creating hundreds of thousands of secure jobs across the UK in the process. 

Their investment in renewables doesn’t come without considerations of energy consumption, so they also commit to building 100,000 extremely energy efficient council homes a year and retrofitting 1 million more. This plan ensures sustainable shelter for everyone, reduces energy consumption, and will create 10 million homes able to generate their own renewable energy by 2030

Divestment from fossil fuels includes revolutionising the transport system through deprivatisation, expansion, restoration, and electrification of public transport. This will eliminate our dependence on carbon, reduce air pollution, and make transport more reliable, affordable, and accessible to everyone.

To coincide, they plan to help industry in reforming to embody a circular, low carbon economy. To aid in that transition to the green industrial revolution, £2 billion a year will be invested in training and skills to help people access the new, quality, well-paid, secure jobs created from investment in new technology and renewable energy in every corner of the country.
To help tackle poverty and enhance financial security, they are going to introduce a Universal Basic Income (UBI) paid to all UK residents, transforming the social welfare system through unconditional financial payment to everyone at levels above their subsistence needs, challenging how work is valued and opening doors of opportunity to everyone which might otherwise be out of reach. 

Deprivatisation is a key part of the Green New Deal, this includes hospitals, post offices, energy, water, railways and schools, putting public services back in the power of people. This goes for land use as well, increasing space for nature and enhancing food security through regeneration of soil, waterways, landscapes, habitats and species in urban, suburban and countryside settings, including rewilding projects and the reforestation of 700 million trees. 

To green the UK, The Green Party plans to refocus farming subsidies away from degenerative farming practices and towards carbon farming methods, creating localised, affordable, people-focused food systems, with 50% of all farms engaged in agroforestry by 2030. This greening of the UK will enhance food sovereignty, protect soil and water, reverse global heating, protect and create jobs, reduce poverty, and regenerate our biosphere, and health of our culture as a whole. Laying down a natural inheritance of biocultural abundance to be passed down to future generations.

When it comes to Brexit, The Green Party has unwaveringly advocated to remain in the European Union in the name of unity, climate resilience, social justice, and peace.

They believe in international bridges, not walls, and are committed to helping the EU transform into an accountable and transparent beacon of democracy which works collaboratively to heal the big issues faced by humanity.

Nature has no borders, nor do climate solutions, and their manifesto lays out plans of committed collaboration with UK's neighbours throughout the EU, to transform all governments into accountable and transparent beacons of democracy, built through regenerative relationships of compassion and humanity.

Social justice and environmental justice are intrinsically linked, and the imbalances created by degenerative policy has cast the climate into chaos and curated corrosive levels of inequality.

The Green Party is committed to tackling discrimination by reversing austerity, funding public services, ending the war on drugs, creating compassionate migrant policy, enhancing indigenous rights and autonomy worldwide, decolonising the school curriculum, and amplifying education and programmes which lift up the rights and lives of BIPOC / BAME and LGBTIQA+ communities.

Our current economic system is destroying our planet’s capacity to sustain life, putting our economy, climate and society at risk of chaotic collapse. The green industrial revolution and tax reforms outlined in their manifesto will create an economy which delivers prosperity free of consumptive GDP growth. 

Their goal seems to be to redefine societal definitions of abundance to reflect and be measured by the prosperity of human health, reduction of inequality, and regeneration of the natural world. Building policies which protect and enhance the living planet, respecting her limits and rights.

The Green Party's Green New Deal is basically a roadmap on how to tackle climate and ecological breakdown at the scale and speed set out by science, for the total elimination of carbon emissions by 2030.

Throughout the manifesto, The Green Party makes clear they are (and always have been) aiming to fix our broken democracy by sharing power and wealth equally.

Their commitment to the implementation of Citizens’ Assemblies will ensure democratic decision making here in the UK (and abroad) is representative of all peoples in this beautifully diverse nation, as well as peoples who live in countries affected by the decisions made on these islands. If implemented and practised properly, Citizens' Assemblies hold the power to unleash a revolution in democracy that lifts up everyone, nature and wildlife included, equally.
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