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Net zero by 2050 is a

conservative mission

We are the independent forum for conservatives in the UK and around the world who support net zero, nature restoration, and resource security.

The Conservative Environment Network

SUPPORTERS

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COUNCILLORS

A network of over 500 Conservative councillors leading on the environment locally in town halls across the country.

PARLIAMENTARIANS

Our Parliamentary Caucus of over 150 Conservative MPs and peers drive environmental action in Westminster.

INTERNATIONAL

More than 300 legislators

from over 45 countries are signatories of our Centre-Right Climate Action Declaration.

Blog

The latest blogs from CEN MPs, peers, councillors, supporters, and our team.

Upcoming Events

  • Should there be a pylon pile-on?
    Should there be a pylon pile-on?
    Thu, 06 Jun
    Zoom
    06 Jun 2024, 18:00 – 18:45
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    06 Jun 2024, 18:00 – 18:45
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    Join us to discuss how we can take people with us as we upgrade our electricity grid at this exclusive event for CEN supporters and councillors.
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  • Waste and resources local leaders' conference
    Waste and resources local leaders' conference
    Fri, 05 Jul
    Roehampton
    05 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 17:00
    Roehampton, Roehampton, London SW15, UK
    05 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 17:00
    Roehampton, Roehampton, London SW15, UK
    We are delighted to announce that registrations are now open for our waste and resources conference. The conference will take place this July and is open to conservative councillors, candidates, and local leaders. It is free to attend, and lunch will be provided.
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  • CEN Academy
    CEN Academy
    Wed, 28 Aug
    Oxford
    28 Aug 2024, 11:00 – 30 Aug 2024, 16:00
    Oxford, Oxford, UK
    28 Aug 2024, 11:00 – 30 Aug 2024, 16:00
    Oxford, Oxford, UK
    We are delighted to announce applications are now open for our third Conservative Environment Network (CEN) Academy this August for students and recent graduates passionate about conservative environmentalism. Applications will close at midday on Tuesday 16 April.
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  • How can we harness our Brexit farming freedoms?
    How can we harness our Brexit farming freedoms?
    Wed, 22 May
    Zoom
    22 May 2024, 18:00 – 18:45
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    22 May 2024, 18:00 – 18:45
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    Join us to discuss how our Brexit freedoms can enable farmers to farm more productively, protect our natural environment, and boost the long-term viability of their businesses at this exclusive event for CEN supporters and councillors.
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  • How do we make our homes fit for the future?
    How do we make our homes fit for the future?
    Mon, 22 Apr
    Zoom
    22 Apr 2024, 18:00 – 18:45
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    22 Apr 2024, 18:00 – 18:45
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    Join us to discuss how we can make our homes fit for the future at this exclusive event for CEN supporters and councillors.
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  • How can you lead locally on water quality?
    How can you lead locally on water quality?
    Wed, 10 Apr
    Zoom
    10 Apr 2024, 18:30 – 19:30
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    10 Apr 2024, 18:30 – 19:30
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    Join us to learn about what steps the government has already taken at the national level and to discover ideas for what you can do locally to improve water quality at this exclusive event for CEN supporters and councillors.
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  • Net zero: Job creator or job destroyer?
    Net zero: Job creator or job destroyer?
    Tue, 19 Mar
    Zoom
    19 Mar 2024, 18:00 – 18:45
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    19 Mar 2024, 18:00 – 18:45
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    Join us to discuss the impact the net zero transition will have on jobs at this exclusive event for CEN supporters and councillors.
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  • In conversation with Andy Street and Laura Sandys
    In conversation with Andy Street and Laura Sandys
    Fri, 01 Mar
    Zoom
    01 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 16:50
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    01 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 16:50
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    Join CEN for our latest webinar, where Andy Street and Laura Sandys will be exploring why they think action on the environment is still a priority and vote winner for the centre-right at this exclusive event for CEN councillors and supporters.
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  •  Powering Wales' future: Tackling the challenges and seizing the opportunities of offshore wind
     Powering Wales' future: Tackling the challenges and seizing the opportunities of offshore wind
    Fri, 23 Feb
    Llandudno
    23 Feb 2024, 08:45 – 9:45
    Llandudno, The Promenade, Penrhyn Cres, Llandudno LL30 1BB, UK
    23 Feb 2024, 08:45 – 9:45
    Llandudno, The Promenade, Penrhyn Cres, Llandudno LL30 1BB, UK
    Join CEN, in partnership with RWE, at this year's Welsh Conservative Conference, to discuss how we can tackle the challenges and seize the opportunities of offshore wind.
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  • Will new nuclear shore up our energy supply or is it just a distraction from cheap renewables?
    Will new nuclear shore up our energy supply or is it just a distraction from cheap renewables?
    08 Jan 2024, 18:00 – 18:45
    Zoom
    Join us to discuss new nuclear at this exclusive event for CEN supporters and councillors.
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  • COP28: Meeting of minds or just a talking shop?
    COP28: Meeting of minds or just a talking shop?
    Wed, 13 Dec
    Zoom
    13 Dec 2023, 18:00 – 18:45
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    13 Dec 2023, 18:00 – 18:45
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    What has COP28 achieved and has this meeting actually made a difference in the fight to tackle climate change? Join us to find out after COP28 concludes.
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  • Will new policies to boost local nature bulldoze plans for new homes or help create more sustainable communities?
    Will new policies to boost local nature bulldoze plans for new homes or help create more sustainable communities?
    06 Dec 2023, 18:00 – 19:00
    Zoom
    This councillor webinar will explore how councillors should approach Local Nature Recovery Strategies, what should be included, and how they can support delivery of Biodiversity Net Gain.
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  • A Conservative Climate Agenda
    A Conservative Climate Agenda
    Mon, 30 Oct
    Zoom
    30 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 20:00
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    30 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 20:00
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    Join CPF and CEN as we discuss ways to combat climate change from a conservative perspective.
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  • Could new oil & gas licences solve our energy security needs or are they an environmentally-damaging pipe dream?
    Could new oil & gas licences solve our energy security needs or are they an environmentally-damaging pipe dream?
    25 Sept 2023, 18:00 – 18:45
    Zoom
    Join us for this exclusive event to discuss whether new British oil and gas licences could actually boost our energy security and lower bills, or whether investing more in renewables help us cut bills faster and free us from the malign influence of petrostates once and for all.
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  • CEN Academy 2023 | A free residential course for young conservative environmentalists
    CEN Academy 2023 | A free residential course for young conservative environmentalists
    Mon, 21 Aug
    Oxford
    21 Aug 2023, 11:00 – 23 Aug 2023, 16:00
    Oxford, Oxford, UK
    21 Aug 2023, 11:00 – 23 Aug 2023, 16:00
    Oxford, Oxford, UK
    We are delighted to announce applications are now open for our second Conservative Environment Network (CEN) Academy this August for students and recent graduates passionate about conservative environmentalism. Applications will close at midday on Wednesday 7th June.
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  • Fifteen-minute cities: Controlling or liberating?
    Fifteen-minute cities: Controlling or liberating?
    Tue, 20 Jun
    Zoom
    20 Jun 2023, 18:00 – 18:45
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    20 Jun 2023, 18:00 – 18:45
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    Join us for this exclusive event for our supporter and councillor networks to discuss whether we can liberate people by creating beautiful, denser cities with local amenities on doorstops, or whether plans to do so are too controlling and impractical.
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  • Leading the way: How should Conservatives achieve a greener, prosperous future?
    Leading the way: How should Conservatives achieve a greener, prosperous future?
    Mon, 19 Jun
    London
    19 Jun 2023, 17:00 – 18:00
    London, 1 Great George St, London SW1P 3AA, UK
    19 Jun 2023, 17:00 – 18:00
    London, 1 Great George St, London SW1P 3AA, UK
    Join us at the International Democrat Union (IDU) conference in London next week, where we will be holding a panel on conservative environmental leadership as the global alliance of centre-right parties celebrates its 40th anniversary.
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  • Low carbon, high street: decarbonising local businesses
    Low carbon, high street: decarbonising local businesses
    Tue, 23 May
    Zoom
    23 May 2023, 18:00 – 19:00
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    23 May 2023, 18:00 – 19:00
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    Join this CEN webinar to explore what councillors and local authorities can do to support local businesses to reach net zero, share your ideas and best practice, and find out how this can positively impact your community.
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