An industrial revolution in renewable energy could create more than 200,000 new jobs, according to the Scottish Green manifesto.
Party co-convener Patrick Harvie wants Scotland to transition away from fossil fuel to renewables.
Glasgow North candidate Mr Harvie is one of just three Scottish Green candidates, with the party also targeting Edinburgh North, Leith and Falkirk.
Mr Harvie said: “We need a Green voice to oppose the UK government’s cuts agenda and its failure to invest in the new, sustainable economic future we need.
“We have a plan to create more than 200,000 high quality jobs for Scotland in the new economy.
“And we will make the case for a social security system based on a Universal Basic Income, to guarantee dignity for everyone and end the fear of poverty.”
Mr Harvie said Scotland also needs a Green voice at Westminster to stand against a hard Brexit.
He said: “During the next parliament, a huge number of the social and environmental protections achieved within the European Union will be transferred to the UK, where many Conservatives are openly calling for a bonfire of regulations. This will literally put people’s lives on the line.
“Greens led the way in achieving much of what’s now at risk, from capping bankers’ bonuses to controlling toxic chemicals.
“We are making the case no other party is for the sustainable, fair and decent society we know this country can become.”
But Scottish Labour environment spokeswoman Claudia Beamish rubbished the manifesto launch.
She said: “Patrick Harvie should have waited a day and launched his manifesto with Nicola Sturgeon, because the Scottish Greens are now just cheerleaders for the SNP.
“The manifesto of the Scottish Greens talks about the devastating impact of cuts to local services, yet Patrick Harvie did a grubby deal with the Nationalists to cut £170million from schools and other vital local services in the last Scottish budget.
“The Scottish Greens have given up any pretence of being concerned with the environment or austerity – for them it is Scottish nationalism first and everything else a distance second.”