17 February 2016 – Today, heads of some of Europe’s largest businesses called for decisive reform to the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), as a vital first step to demonstrate commitment to delivering the ambition enshrined in the Paris Agreement.
26 January 2016 – Philippe Joubert, Chair of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and Senior Adviser at WBCSD, reflects on the outcome of COP21 and calls on businesses to take a leading role in implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change.
14 January 2016 – A warm and wet UK winter has increased public awareness of the devastating impacts of climate change, argues David Webb. Combined with a successful outcome at COP21 in Paris last month, this could help the irresistible shift towards a low carbon economy.
12 January 2015 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group disseminated its key messages at COP21 through dozens of interviews our spokespeople gave while in Paris in December, media releases and blogs we published and press briefings we organised. Here is a selection of our press coverage.
22 December 2015 – Building on the experience of the Corporate Climate Communiqués, the Paris Pledge for Action (L’Appel de Paris), a collective statement by non-state actors, is crucial for the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, explains Nicolette Bartlett.
22 December 2015 – Reflecting on the outcome of COP21, Eliot Whittington welcomes an agreement that is far more ambitious than predicted and has put to bed the idea that the world is not willing to act on climate.
17 December 2015 – The EU played a key role in making the unexpectedly strong Paris Agreement on climate change happen. It must now walk the talk, and deliver increased climate ambition through its own energy union.
16 December 2015 – Global businesses, investors, cities and regions make Paris Pledge to meet or exceed the ambition set by the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group welcomes the adoption of the Paris agreement on climate change
Paris, 12 December 2015 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group welcomes the adoption of the first ever universal agreement to tackle climate change today at COP21 in Paris. The Paris agreement will accelerate the shift to a thriving, clean, decarbonised economy.
Paris, 10 December 2015 – As world leaders are finalising a new global climate agreement this week, Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, explains what business expects from COP21.
Press release: Business leaders ask for clear long-term emissions goal to be included in Paris climate deal
Paris, 9 December 2015 – With just 48 hours to go before the end of the COP21 UN climate conference, business organisations working with thousands of corporations and investors urged world leaders to ensure that a clear and specific long-term emissions goal is included in the final Paris agreement.
Press release: Leading built environment businesses commit to work together to deliver ultra low energy buildings
Paris, 3 December 2015 – 16 leading European companies from across the built environment have taken a new energy efficiency commitment today for the buildings supply chain, to help drive delivery of ‘nearly zero energy buildings’ (nZEB) for new build by 2020, and refurbished buildings by 2030.
Very promising signals were sent during the first days of COP21, but much more needs to be done to reach a global climate deal, explains Eliot Whittington, Deputy Director, The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group.
30 November 2015 – COP21 international climate talks in Paris opened this morning with speeches from outgoing COP20 President and Peruvian Minister of the Environment Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, this year’s COP21 President, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, and Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Press release: Paris Climate Change Conference opens with unprecedented call by governments and businesses to end fossil fuel subsidies
Paris, 30 November 2015 – An unprecedented coalition of close to 40 governments, hundreds of businesses and influential international organisations has called today for accelerated action to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, a move that would help bridge the gap to keep global temperature rise below 2°C.
26 November 2015 – A new We Mean Business report sets out 8 asks for COP21 to turn the Paris agreement from a diplomatic settlement into a catalytic instrument for business leadership.
26 November 2015 – In an interview with EuroMetaux, the voice of the European metals industry, our Director Sandrine Dixson-Declève explains what the business community expects from COP21.
30 November–12 December 2015: We’ll be supporting a strong climate agreement in Paris throughout a series of events during the two weeks of COP21.
On 30 November 2015, the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group join forces to handover the Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Communiqué on the opening day of COP21, in the presence of Heads of Governments and business leaders.
18 November 2015 – The UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has set a clear direction of travel towards decarbonisation, but more is needed on energy efficiency, says our Deputy Director.
Press release: The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group calls on G20 Leaders to fulfil their six-year-old pledge to end fossil fuel subsidies
13 November 2015 – Eliminating fossil fuel subsidies would not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It would also benefit the wider economy.
Press release: Business leaders urge Finance ministers to step up their efforts to support Paris climate deal – 2 November 2015
29 October 2015 – The Prince of Wales has accepted an invitation from President Hollande of France to deliver a keynote speech on 30 November at the Opening Ceremony of COP21 otherwise known as "Paris 2015". COP21 is the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
News: The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group asks EU to take action to reform fossil fuel subsidies and carbon price
22 October 2015 – Business leaders from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group today urged European Environment Ministers to take bold steps to reform the EU Emissions Trading System and phase out fossil fuel subsidies.