CEN's Net Zero Party
7:00 PM19:00

CEN's Net Zero Party


CEN is delighted to invite you to join them to celebrate the historic Net Zero emissions target, which was signed into legislation on the 27 June 2019. The UK is the first country in the G20 to adopt this ambitious target, which will see the UK end its contribution to global emissions entirely by 2050.

The Party will be hosted on the 17 July in Wilton’s Music Hall near Tower Hill, a Grade 2 listed building and the oldest grand music hall in the world.

We’re delighted to be joined by Interim Energy and Clean Growth Minister Chris Skidmore MP to celebrate this amazing achievement and reflect on the pathway to meet this new target.

So please join us, alongside other conservative environmentalists, climate activists and politicos, as well as a live jazz duo - the Kitty Whitelaw Band - followed by a DJ, to celebrate this historic achievement.

Registration for this event has now ended. For more information please contact events@cen.uk.com

Sponsored by Octopus Energy.

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Launch of the Caucus Manifesto
5:00 PM17:00

Launch of the Caucus Manifesto


Conservatives in Government have a record to be proud of on emissions reduction, and a strong tradition of stewardship for our natural environment. However, it is clear that we must do more to avoid the devastating impacts of a 2°C world, and reverse the decline in the 1 million species that we are driving to extinction. 

The Manifesto outlines conservative responses to these environmental questions, providing a space for parts of the conservative movement to express and debate views on how to achieve better environmental outcomes. CEN hopes that these questions, and the proposed solutions, will continue to be considered and implemented by any future Conservative government. We will therefore also be inviting the remaining leadership candidates to respond to the policies outlined in the manifesto and share their green goals.

Due to a high level of interest places will be confirmed the Friday prior to the launch, the location will then be shared with guests (Central Westminster). Register your interest by emailing events@cen.uk.com.

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Spring Reception with the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP: DFID, UK Aid & Climate Change
7:00 PM19:00

Spring Reception with the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP: DFID, UK Aid & Climate Change

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We're delighted to host the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities at our Spring Reception, on the 1st of April from 7-9pm in the Attlee Suite (Portcullis House, Westminster) This event is kindly sponsored by Tearfund.

The Secretary of State will discuss DFID and UK Aid's role in combating and responding to the impacts of climate change. This is particularly significant with the UK's leading role in the upcoming UN Climate Summit on climate resilience. 

We hope that you can join us for this important discussion, with refreshments and canapés provided. This is a reception beginning at 7pm, with a seated 'in conversation with' portion of the evening which will begin at 7:30pm.

If you have any questions regarding this event please email megan@cen.uk.com.

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A Roundtable on the Blue Belt & Protecting Ascension Island
12:00 AM00:00

A Roundtable on the Blue Belt & Protecting Ascension Island


The UK has the opportunity to create the largest marine reserve in the Atlantic around Ascension Island - home to 55 local species of plants, fish and other animals, as well as the largest population of green turtles and nesting seabirds in the South Atlantic.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has called for 30% of the world's oceans to be protected by 2030 and an ambitious project of ocean conservation in the Blue Belt. Ascension Island offers an important opportunity to build on this - join us to find out more.

Please note this event is for Parliamentarians only - if you are a Parliamentarian interested in attending then please get in touch with CEN via events@cen.uk.com for more details.

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What is the cheapest new source of electricity?
3:00 PM15:00

What is the cheapest new source of electricity?

CEN has invited MPs to find out
What is the cheapest new source of electricity?

What's a cheap source of electricity that most of your constituents like? What about one that has the opportunity to support a world leading sector, with jobs based right here in the UK? It can even lower consumer bills by billions of pounds?

Imagine if all of your electricity was clean, green and cheap, and had widespread public support. Rural or urban, young or old, Leave or Remain, Conservative or not, they support this technology.

What could we possibly be talking about? Why not come along and find out! Join us on the 30th of January to meet constituents, industry experts and supply chain businesses and hear more.

There will be an optional photo opportunity and press release template available.

Please note that this event is for invited guests and Parliamentarians only - if you are a Parliamentarian interested in attending please get in touch with CEN via events@cen.uk.com.

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CEN Christmas Party
6:00 PM18:00

CEN Christmas Party

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This year has seen an ambitious Conservative government delivering on many pledges for the environment. They have taken on some of the biggest environmental challenges including the scourge of marine plastics, the illegal wildlife trade, and climate change.

CEN has also had a successful few months, with well-attended events and growing interest inside and outside Parliament in conservative environmentalism. We have launched our Caucus of MPs and our new membership is growing rapidly.

To celebrate we're hosting our Christmas Drinks from 6-8pm on the 10th of December in the Walkie Talkie building (20 Fenchurch Street), sponsored by DWF and the REA. The space is on one of the top floors and offers breath-taking views of London. We would be delighted if you would join us to enjoy some food and refreshments.

Due to high demand we are not currently accepting additional guests. CEN Members will receive priority places, so please get in touch with Meg via megan@cen.uk.com if you are a member.

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Net Zero Conference
8:30 AM08:30

Net Zero Conference


8:30am Registration
9:00am Opening Speeches

Welcome from Sam Richards, Director of CEN
Opening remarks

9:30am Panel on Heat

Sam Richards (CEN, Chair), James Heappey MP (Wells), Tony Glover (Energy Networks Association), Julie Hirigoyen (UK Green Building Council), Keith MacLean (Providence Policy) & Richard Howard (Aurora Energy Research).

11:00am Refreshments
11:30am Panel on Industry

Jess Shankleman (Bloomberg, Chair), Simon Clarke MP (Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland), Prof Geoffrey Hammond (Bath), Emma Pinchbeck (RenewableUK) & Eliot Whittington (CISL)

12:45pm Lunch
2:00pm Panel on Land Use

Ben Caldecott (CEN, Chair), Melanie Coath (RSPB), Eamonn Ives (Centre for Policy Studies), Dr Jonathan Scurlock (National Farmers' Union) & Martin Lines (Nature Friendly Farming Network).

3:15pm Refreshments
3:45pm Panel on Shipping

Diane Gilpin (Smart Green Shipping Alliance, Chair), Michael Liebreich (Liebreich Associates), Dr Tristan Smith (UCL), Aoife O’Leary (Environmental Defense Fund) & Mark Simmonds (British Ports Association)

5:00pm Closing remarks from Lord Deben, Chair of the Committee on Climate Change

The Conservative Environment Network is delighted to invite you to our Net Zero Conference. Following Minister Claire Perry's request to the CCC for guidance on reaching Net Zero emissions, the Conference will explore a conservative approach to the questions posed by introducing this target.

Net zero means reducing emissions to as close to zero as possible, and balancing remaining emissions by soaking carbon out of the atmosphere by, for example, planting trees. Each panel will consider how the sector can achieve Net Zero, and why its so important that they do. Taking place just two days after the 10th anniversary of the Climate Change Act, the conference will look at the success of the Act so far in spurring low carbon industries like offshore wind, and at the economic opportunities for the UK in going Net Zero.

We hope you'll join us for this important discussion. You can find detailed biographies on the speakers here.


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