Green conservatism: protecting the environment through open markets

Green conservatism: protecting the environment through open markets

How can we ensure real competition in resource markets, and avoid concentrated market power? How can we truly encourage enterprise and open up markets to communities, citizens and other new entrants to enable diverse ownership? And how does this play out in sectors such as energy, carbon trading, food, waste, housing and transport? 
Green conservatism: protecting the environment through open markets, the last of three contributor pamphlets under our Green Roots programme, sets out to answer these crucial questions. Bringing together contributions from conservative thinkers and independent experts it looks at how the market can deliver solutions to our resource and environmental constraints.
“Conservative thinkers understand environmental problems and they are more than ready to roll their sleeves up to deal with them. I am sure these essays will make an important contribution to our national debate.” 
Lord Howard of Lympne, September 2013
This pamphlet was preceded by Green liberalism: a local approach to the low carbon economy and Green social democracy: better homes in better places.

We would like to thank the Ashden Trust, the European Climate Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust for supporting the Green Roots programme.
edited by Matthew Spencer, Hannah Kyrke-Smith and Karen Crane
Publication Date:
27 September, 2013
Political Leadership

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