According to the UK Green Party website the Green Party will try to achieve the following if they gain power at the 2010 general election:
CJ360 Environmental problems would inevitably assume much greater significance for a Green society; there would be a strengthening of legislation.
CJ361 While the protection of the environment would be promoted in accordance with the principles set out herein, a strong legal base will make it both easier and more desirable to establish community-based and regional forums for the settlement of environmental disputes and for preventing environmental harm by means of voluntary agreement. Third party mediation of multi-group disputes, where there are genuine conflicts of interest in the community, are now well-developed techniques and should be adopted in preference to authoritarian planning decision making structures. Coercion should be a last resort.
I would be interested to hear both positive and negative views on UK Green Party’s Environmental Crime policies in the comments below?