The Pirate Party stands for sustainability. In order to preserve a livable future, we need to act today to conserve biodiversity by both protecting established habitat and prevent future pollution by profit-driven industry.
Development should prioritize already developed space, rather than carving away additional bits of wilderness. Additionally, we must restore natural habitat and rewilding human claimed spaces so that other animals and plants have room to thrive.
1. Endangered Species & Native Habitat
The Pirate Party supports world wide conservation efforts by mandating the use of native habitat species when designing public green spaces. Furthermore, we support the development of an environmental public works department tasked with, among other things, eradicating invasive species such as oriental bittersweet and knotweed.
A right to freely access natural spaces is a fundamental human right. Intrinsic to this right is the responsibility to foster habitat through the use of naturally occurring endemic species. This includes replacing ornamental trees and shrubs with wildlife-friendly species, encouraging the growth of micro-meadows and other pollenator-supporting landscapes instead of destructive turf yards, and a unified push to eradicate damaging invasive species from parks and yards.
2. Our Renewal Future
The world has enough renewable resources to provide a comfortable life for all, the priorities of a debased ownership class have turned the tools of science away from the pursuit of a fairer, healthier life for all, and pointed them towards their exclusive enrichment instead.
Capitalism will never accept sustainable regulation. In order to prevent private industry from exhausting our shared resources, we must establish a global economic system based on shared need. We need a common wealth for the common people!
3. Sustainable Agriculture
The Pirate Party supports the widespread adoption of scientifically proven regenerative agricultural practices. We further recognize that many of these techniques were first developed and continue to be used primarily by indigenous tribes, many of whom have been oppressed and displaced by white colonizers.
Sustainablity refers not just to the land, but the people as well. Farm employees deserve a livable wage and safe workplace. Animals deserve to be raised and slaughtered humanely, as an integrated aspect of the agricultural process itself.
4. Energy policy
We will implement an energy infrastructure which protects the environment and is safe for everyone in the long run. This means a change from fossil energy sources to renewable sources. Renewable resources should not compete with other environmental goals.
We must rebuild our aging energy infrastructure to be transparent and decentralized. Only in this way can we guarantee participation of all citizens and prevent monopolies.
5. Full Cost Pricing
Corporations routinely externalize the cost of producing and disposing of a product on to employees and consumers, their communities and the rest of the planet. An object’s price must reflect the total costs inherent in producing, distributing and safely disposing of it, including removing any potentially hazardous sources of environmental contamination.
Placing recycling and product and material reuse on the shoulders of individuals does not work. We must build a professional system in place to process all waste appropriately.
We will seek the best methods from around the world, whether cooperative or competitive, and partner with others outside the United States in promoting life on our shared planet.