The Tasmanian Greens will campaign on a Green New Deal for the state in the lead-up to the next state election in 2022, outlining jobs in climate mitigation and greater economic equality.
Leader Cassy O'Connor announced the push at the party's state conference in Hobart this weekend, following on from the Green New Deal proposal by Democratic Party members in the United States.
In her speech opening the conference, Ms O'Connor said the deal would set a path for Tasmania over the coming 10 years.
"Through a Green New Deal, we can restore nature, rewild our degraded landscapes. We can farm and sequester carbon and be a climate positive island," she said.
"We can create jobs in restoration and conservation, in forest and wilderness protection, sustainable agriculture and tourism, in innovative climate-resilient design and construction.
"There are thousands of local jobs to be created in renewables, in social enterprises with a light touch on the environment and in worker co-operatives that return profits in to communities instead of global corporations that have no care for this island or its people."
MORE ON CLIMATE POLICY IN TASMANIA:
The Tasmanian Green New Deal would also set a target of attracting about 10,000 new workers to the aged and disability sectors.
The idea stems from the US version, which was proposed by Democratic Senator Edward Markey and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in February, pushing for the US to use 100 per cent renewable energy sources with investment in electric cars and high-speed rail.
Ms O'Connor's speech also reaffirmed the party's commitment to a Human Rights Act for Tasmania, electoral law reform and its opposition to potential logging of carbon-sink forests from April next year.
"The peaceful revolution has begun. It's unstoppable. It will force change," Ms O'Connor said.
The party will debate a range of motions on Sunday, including a vacancy tax for residential and commercial properties that have been unoccupied for six months and a jobs guarantee program.
On Friday, Minister for State Growth Michael Ferguson said Tasmania was already pulling its weight in reducing emissions.
"We're nearly 100 per cent emissions free, and nearly 100 per cent renewable - what could be better than that?" he said.