Conservation Conversation

Welcome to Conservation Conversation – Bright Blue’s conservation blog that brings together a broad coalition of voices to consider the domestic and international conservation debate. 

As part of our multi-year conservation project, Bright Blue’s energy and environment research team have established this blog in the lead up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) 26 in Glasgow and the COP15 Convention on Biological Diversity hosted in China next year. This blog is an opportunity to gather views from people from different professional and political backgrounds to contribute ideas for what the UK could champion at these forthcoming conferences. 

Additionally, if and when the UK leaves the EU, the Government’s signing of new Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) is a chance to encourage the UK Government to enhance environmental standards through them. Domestically, Brexit also presents an opportunity to establish new conservation initiatives through post-Brexit legislation as the UK breaks away from EU frameworks. 

Bright Blue is looking forward to hosting part of this discussion on Conservation Conversation. Keep an eye out for new content via Bright Blue’s twitter feed: @WeAreBrightBlue 

For further information or if you would like to contribute to the blog, please contact Conservation Conversation co-editors Patrick Hall ( or William Nicolle (