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Green candidates for Peninsula, Dan Garrun, Jenny Murphy and Matt Browne have welcomed the news that further environmental assessments are to take place before plans to dredge part of the Thames off Greenwich Peninsula go ahead. The owners of the Intercontinental Hotel at the O2 submitted an application in September 2017 to Greenwich Council to […]
Green candidate for Peninsula ward Dan Garrun is campaigning to overturn planning permission for the Enderby Wharf Cruise Terminal. In 2011, Labour councillors on Greenwich Council’s Planning Board unanimously approved a plan to turn Enderby Wharf into a huge terminal for cruise ships. In 2015 they voted in favour of an even bigger terminal on […]
Greenwich Green Party has continued to resist plans for a polluting new tunnel in Greenwich. The prospect of a new road tunnel to link the Greenwich Peninsula and Silvertown has been worrying Greenwich residents for years. In 2017 the Government delayed a decision on the plans to allow further consideration of the effect of the […]
We believe that affordable, secure and comfortable accommodation is a basic human right. We will try to effect a gradual and managed decline in house prices to affordability and shall support investment subsidy to improve the energy efficiency of existing housing stock.
Drivers understandably choose cars when their neighbourhoods are optimised for car use. We advocate transformation of public spaces to make walking and cycling the easiest way to get around, while supporting fully electric vehicles in cases where this is not possible.
Too many decisions are taken centrally by the council without input from people in their communities. We believe that much greater investment in active and open dialogue between government and its citizens is the only way to restore trust in politics as the way to improve lives for everyone.
Radical emissions reduction
The scientific consensus is overwhelming that greenhouse gas emissions are causing catastrophic climate change and destroying natural biodiversity. The Green Party initiated the Green New Deal ten years ago and we stand ready to radically decarbonise our local economy.
We believe that the role of education for children and adults alike is to instil a love of learning that will remain throughout a person's lifetime in a rapidly changing world. We will therefore strive to end rigid age-related benchmarking in schools and to offer better learning opportunities to adults.
Strength in diversity
Everyone is different and we are all the same. We believe that communities thrive when the people within them embrace active positive acceptance of diversity, whether it arises from differences in age, gender, physical abilities, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, or educational background.
Time left to get to net zero emissions BY 2025
for the best chance of keeping within 1.5ºC OF PRE-INDUSTRIAL WARMING
"Revolutions are not instigated by the advocacy of incremental reforms to the status quo, no matter how welcome those reforms might be in the interim. Calling for a revolution might strike some as over-ambitious or unachievable. But, the same could easily have been said in the 1960s had someone published the plan for a few major companies, governments and financial institutions of a few rich nations to saddle the majority of the world with unpayable debts, commandeer the running of their economies and force them into dependence on markets over which they have no control."
Caroline Lucas MP
Green Party of England and Wales