A Green government will have the courage to pursue responsible solutions to our social, economic and environmental crises through its commitment to fairness, citizen participation, shared responsibility, peace and environmental protection.
We will create jobs by making our homes and workplaces energy-efficient; our public transport and local food networks reliable and convenient; and our energy sources affordable, renewable and resilient.
Work will pay at least a living wage - ensuring a good quality of life - with a citizen's pension providing dignified retirement. Tax contributions will match ability to pay.
To protect and support our economy, we will separate retail and investment banks and empower communities with a network of not-for-profit lenders.
We will support cooperative, diverse and resilient local economies to meet our needs while reversing the status-seeking wealth concentration that is deepening social divisions and destroying the natural world. We will regulate, tax and invest to protect workers’ rights, support socially beneficial businesses and safeguard the ecosystems on which we rely.
We support high-quality public services run for people not private profit. We will protect the NHS and Post Office from privatisation and return our energy, water and rail networks to public ownership. We will strengthen our education system by providing free school meals, making schools accountable to parents and abolishing tuition fees.
The Green Party is currently in the process of finalizing its 2014 European Election manifesto. Watch this space for more details.
To find out more about Green Policies in the mean time, see our 2012 Manifesto for London, our national policy website (written and voted for entirely by ordinary Green Party members) or shorter policy summaries on the national Green Party website.