Green party pledges to spend £100bn on tackling climate crisis

Exclusive: plans for ‘the climate election’ also include tax system overhaul and ending airport expansionSpending £100bn a year on the climate crisis, raising corporation tax and radically overhauling the tax system – all while stopping Brexit...

Green party pledges to spend £100bn on tackling climate crisis

Exclusive: plans for ‘the climate election’ also include tax system overhaul and ending airport expansion

Spending £100bn a year on the climate crisis, raising corporation tax and radically overhauling the tax system – all while stopping Brexit – will form the centrepiece of the Green party’s appeal to voters in what they hope to frame as “the climate election”.

The key campaign pledge allocates £100bn to be spent on measures from retrofitting homes to new rail networks and green buses in the “biggest investment in infrastructure ever seen in this country,” according to the party co-leader Jonathan Bartley. “This is transformative, and that’s what’s needed, as we only have 10 years [to solve the climate crisis],” he said.

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