The Conservative Environment Network is an independent forum for the advancement of Conservative Environmentalism.

Conservative Environmentalism sees the health and economic resilience of future society as partly rooted in decisions taken today. It favours decentralised solutions which harness the power of free markets, thereby aligning economic and environmental health. Where necessary, it asks governments to facilitate such markets. It recalls to us the clear messages handed down by generations of conservative thinkers from Edmund Burke to Adam Smith to Margaret Thatcher. It reclaims the positive environmental track record of conservative governments around the world.

CEN staff, our work and our projects are funded by philanthropic foundations and donors. We are extremely grateful for support from the European Climate Foundation.

We also collaborate with like-minded partners on events and reports on an ad hoc basis, which often involves sponsorship funding. If you're interested in working with CEN on a future project or event then please do get in touch.

Our Projects

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Environment After Brexit

Delivering a strong Agriculture and Environment Bill

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International Leadership

Protecting global nature and supporting high standards

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Clean Growth

Increasing smart green investments in British technologies and business

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Climate Change Ambition

Supporting world-leading goals and policies on carbon reduction

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

Society is indeed a contract. It is a partnership not only between those who are living but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.
— Edmund Burke

OUR Reports