CEN works through promoting conservative voices within the environmental movement and promoting environmentalism in conservative politics. We do this through a combination of thought leadership, convening and the fostering of networks both in public and privately. Leading NGOs and businesses shape their approaches to environmental policy
We have published, under the CEN banner, two landmark publications on conservative environmentalism. Responsibility and Resilience was a landmark expression of what the environment means to conservatives. It was launched by the now Environment Secretary Rt Hon Michael Gove MP and received widespread coverage. Late last year we launched Thinking Differently, which featured essays on the environment from leading Conservative MPs and was launched by Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP supported by 25 parliamentary colleagues.
CEN is a small organisation which continues to have a big influence on the shape of our politics and the political approach to the environment. The conservative environmentalist movement has never been stronger and CEN is crucial to embedding this long-term shift in approach.