‘Thinking differently about our environment: a holistic approach to policy’

With contributions from: Rebecca Pow MP, Richard Bacon MP, Victoria Prentis MP, Helen Whately MP, Dr Matthew Offord MP, Andrew Selous MP, Alex Chalk MP, Neil Parish MP, Jo Churchill MP, Richard Benyon MP, and CEN’s Interim Director Mark Holmes.

CEN launched a new collection of essays by Conservative politicians making the case for cross-departmental working to embed environmentalism in everything that we do. These personal reflections cover topics from horticulture to the circular economy and demonstrate the drive amongst conservative politicians for good environmental policy across government. It is clear that when this approach is taken, it can have untold benefits in often surprising ways.

It was launched by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP, the Environment Minister, Dr Therese Coffey MP and Rebecca Pow MP with the support of dozens of Conservative MPs. The pamphlet has now gone into its second print run due to high demand.

Helen Whately MP raised her essay on health and the work in the report at Prime Minister’s Questions on the 6th September 2017 and the Prime Minister showed her support for our work:

“I welcome the fact that she has raised the health benefits of green space, which are becoming ever more recognised, and I know that the Conservative Environment Network highlights that in its report. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will be producing a 25-year environment plan. It will consider the evidence within that report and will focus on what can be done to ensure that the benefits provided by access to green space are available to all segments of society.”


Download a copy here: ‘Thinking differently about our environment’

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Responsibility & Resilience: What the Environment means to Conservatives

With contributions from Michael Gove MP, Roger Scruton, James Wolfensohn, Sir Stuart Rose, Sir Ian Cheshire, Paul Polman, Kathyrn Murdoch, Michael R. Bloomberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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