Britain is a trading nation open to global markets and has grown its economy using natural resources from around the world. This means the country is now more exposed than other economies to fluctuations in global prices
This pamphlet, produced in consultation with our Green conservatism advisory group, under our Green Roots programme, sets out four key commitments the government should make to address the long-term neglect of resources by politics.
It argues that the UK can maintain an open economy, tackle environmental impacts and be more resilient if it addresses resource productivity. It can also do its bit to reduce the carbon emissions and other impacts caused by resource extraction.