HOW TO WIN VOTES - General election manifesto recommendations for a greener, fairer society for all
22 September 2023
Our goal? To spark a race to the top where the major parties strive to be the best on climate and nature action, to create a record number of MPs with stronger climate policies in the next parliament and to build a powerful new movement of Climate Voters ready to hold the next government to its promises. [...] And a major programme to support clean industries and force polluting businesses and banks to align with climate and nature goals could help the UK keep up with the green technology race which is gaining pace globally, especially in the US, EU and China. [...] Power the UK with green home-grown energy • Fossil fuels: Commit to an immediate end to all new planning permissions, licences and permits for onshore and offshore fossil fuels; significantly increase UK taxes on oil and gas companies to help support workers and communities with the climate transition and climate impacts at home and abroad; and rule out carbon capture and storage for fossil fuels. [...] • Farming: Set a target for the vast majority of agricultural land to be under agro-ecological farming by 2030;10 double the budget for agro-ecological farming and land management to at least £6bn a year,11 with no delay to the roll-out of new farm payment systems delivering on the principle of public money for public goods; provide grants and loans for small and tenant farmers and growers struggl. [...] Make the economy work for everyone and ensure a just transition • Tax reform: Commit to raising wealth and property taxes on the super-rich, for example the richest 1% of Britons with a total wealth of £2.8tn, to tackle inequality and fund the measures needed to ensure the green transition is fair for everyone.