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Next Gen CEN

Are you a student or young professional interested in finding out more about conservative environmentalism? Do you identify with conservative values and care about tackling climate change and restoring nature for future generations?


Then get involved in the Conservative Environment Network (CEN) by:


  • Joining CEN as a supporter for free and opting in to our youth programme, Next Gen CEN.

  • Applying to become a CEN ambassador. We even have a programme for young ambassadors. Find out more below.

  • Registering to attend CEN events for free.

  • Applying to attend our annual CEN Academy, a free residential course for students and recent graduates.

  • Coming along to our young professionals drinks. Register your interest here.

We occasionally offer work experience placements depending on our upcoming programme of work.  If this interests you, then please send your CV and availability to

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CEN young ambassadors

Running alongside the CEN ambassadors programme, we have a network of young ambassadors for those aged between 18 and 26. After turning 27, they will continue to be CEN ambassadors.

Our young ambassadors will be helping us design a new programme of events. These will include offering talks about CEN to students at young conservative societies and climate and environment societies, and holding biannual young professionals networking drinks for those interested in politics and environmentalism.

We are planning to hold an event for our young ambassadors at Conservative Party Conference. This will be an opportunity for everyone to meet in person.


To help develop our young ambassadors' skills, we will be arranging a hybrid training session. We will work with them to find out which topics would be most useful to focus on.

Apply to become an ambassador and get in touch with any questions about the role.

CEN Academy

Every August we hold our annual CEN Academy for students and recent graduates passionate about conservative environmentalism.


The CEN Academy is a three-day residential course which offers attendees a chance to learn about environmental policy debates and conservative, market-led solutions. It covers topical issues such as how to restore nature, how to build more clean and secure energy, and how the global centre-right can cooperate to protect our planet.


Each session is led by members of the CEN team, and guest speakers include CEN MPs and environmental experts. We also undertake a visit to see nature restoration in action. In addition to learning about environmental policy, attendees gain skills useful for a career in politics, such as handling the media and developing public policy.


Our academies are free to attend, and attendees' accommodation and meals are covered.


Attendees are expected to fund their own travel to and from the venue. However, there are travel bursaries available if travel costs would prevent potential applicants from applying.

If you would like to register your interest in applying to attend future academies, please email

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CEN Academy testimonials

Find out what previous attendees have said about the academy.

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