Green Party calls for end of adverts…

Green Party calls for end of adverts for “high carbon” goods & services – eg. SUVs and long-haul flights
2020-10-13 11:13:00
At their party conference, members of the Green Party of England & Wales backed an ambitious climate motion to ban advertising for high carbon goods and services,  eg. SUVs and long haul flights. This brings it into official Party policy.  They want advertising rules to be brought into the 21st century.  “This will spark a long overdue conversation about the role of advertising in our lives” says Green Party peer Natalie Bennett.  There are already many restrictions on advertising on products which are socially and physically harmful, such as tobacco which was banned from being advertised and promoted in the UK since 2003. There is good evidence that this tobacco advert ban was effective, awareness about smoking rose, and levels of smoking fell. In August 2020, the ‘Badvertising’ campaign called for adverts for SUVs to be banned, noting that such vehicles make up more than 40% of new cars now sold in the UK, while fully electric vehicles count for less than 2%. We need to stop adverts for products that trash the planet, needlessly encouraging the sale of more of them.  .Tweet     Green Party to end advertising for “high carbon” goods and services 11 October 2020 Members back pioneering climate motion at online Party Conference Advertising for high carbon goods and services like SUVs and long haul flights to be banned as Party brings advertising rules into the 21st century “This will spark a long overdue conversation about the role of advertising in our lives” says Green Party peer Natalie Bennett Members of The Green Party of England and Wales have called for the end of advertising for “high carbon” goods and services, backing a motion which brings it into official Party policy. The new policy is designed to “bring advertising rules into the 21st century” by phasing out adverts for goods and services which are harmful to the climate, such as SUVs

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