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Green Conservatism Conference

Bright Blue’s Green Conservatism Conference is an opportunity for centre-right politicians and thought leaders, as well as experts and industry practitioners, to discuss conservative approaches to the great environmental challenges we face in the UK and internationally. To confirm your attendance, please click here for the Eventbrite page. 

The conference will be held on Wednesday 1st November 2017 at the British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH. There will be keynote speeches by Claire Perry MP (UK Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry) and Lord Deben (Chair of the UK Committee on Climate Change). Four panel sessions will explore: agriculture and CAP reform; strengthening the role of markets in energy; the future of conservation; and energy security in the UK and Europe.


08:30 Registration

09:00 Introduction from Ben Caldecott (Associate Fellow, Bright Blue)

09:10 A keynote speech from Claire Perry MP (UK Minister for Climate Change and Industry)

09:45 Panel I: Agriculture and CAP reform

11:15 Refreshments break

11:45 Panel II: The future of conservation

13:15 Networking lunch

14:15 Panel III: Strengthening the role of markets in energy

15:45 Refreshments break

16:15 Panel IV: Energy security in the UK and Europe

17:15 A keynote speech from Lord Deben (Chairman of the UK Committee on Climate Change)

17:30 Closing remarks

17:35 Drinks reception


Guests will include MPs, councillors, activists, journalists, business and third sector representatives, and campaigners. Chairs and panellists are to be confirmed shortly. To become a member of Bright Blue, click here.


Partnership opportunities: Partnership and sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event. Should you be interested in learning more, please contact our Senior Researcher Sam Hall at