Press Release: The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group calls for an end to fossil fuel subsidies – 28 September 2015
31 July 2015 – Last week, the UK government became the most recent supporter of the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Communiqué, which is calling on a fundamental rewiring of our global economy through the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies.
24 July 2015 – Today saw the first major speech on climate change made by the Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd. Read our initial reaction.
15 July 2015 – Today the European Commission presented proposals to revise the EU Emissions Trading System.
University of Cambridge report: EU ETS provides competitive advantage and cost efficiencies for ambitious businesses – 9 July 2015
10 July 2015 – Report released by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group shows ETS has helped companies focus on carbon emissions reduction.
15 June 2015 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), EURELECTRIC and IETA call on Commissioner Arias Cañete to move forward with plans to revise the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
4 June 2015 – Sandrine Dixson Declève, Director of the Corporate Leaders Group was interviewed by RTCC’s Climate Change TV last week at the Carbon Expo in Barcelona.
26–28 May 2015 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) supports the world’s largest professional trade fair and summit on carbon markets and pricing systems, climate finance, and technology incentives.
The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), through its Corporate Leaders Group, is an official partner of the Business & Climate Summit.
7 May 2015 – The European Parliament and Council have given the green light to a Commission proposal to bring forward reform of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS).
19–20 March 2015 – Leading European businesses including Acciona, EDF Energy and GlaxoSmithKline have written to Heads of State and Government to call for an EU Energy Union that equally focuses on securing energy supplies and reducing carbon emissions.
The Corporate Leaders Group, business leaders, policymakers and academics recognise the need for bold business leadership ahead of and beyond the crucial UN climate talks in Paris in December.
25 February 2015 – The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) has welcomed the European Commission's new Energy Union framework strategy, published alongside its vision for a 2015 international climate agreement.
24 February 2015 – Today’s vote by Members of the European Parliament to reform the the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) to include a Market Stability Reserve (MSR) from the end of 2018 "is a step in the right direction but still falls short of the strides Europe should be taking".
17 February 2015 – More than 60 major companies and business groups from across Europe have written to key MEPs to ask them to vote in favour of early reform of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS), to include a Market Stability Reserve (MSR) by 2017.
"Business as usual is dead" says Philippe Joubert, Chair of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group
12 February 2015 – In a video interview on France24, Philippe Joubert, Chair of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, states the importance of involving the corporate sector in climate change solutions if we want them to succeed.
Business and climate heads celebrate 10-year anniversary of Corporate Leaders Group – 28 January 2015
27 January 2015 – More than 300 business leaders, policymakers, academics and environmentalists gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), and to recognise the leading role business has to play in tackling climate change in the future.
13 January 2015 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group has written to MEPs, calling on them to reform the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) to include a Market Stability Reserve (MSR) by 2017 at the latest, to keep the continent on track for developing a low carbon economy and energy system.
18 December 2014 – Ministers right to call for EU climate action, say Europe’s business leaders
Road to Paris still open but we need to pick up speed – business leaders on close of Lima talks – 14 December 2014
Business representatives from the CLG and Green Growth Platform meet with Members of the European Parliament
3 December 2014 – The representatives met the MEPs in the European Parliament to make the case for a low carbon economy as MEPs settle into their new five-year mandate. The businesses, including 3M, BT, Doosan Power, EDF Energy, Ikea, Novozymes, Shell and Unilever, enjoyed a dynamic conversation with a cross-party selection of MEPs who congratulated the cross-sectoral group for coming forward with sound evidence.
3 December 2014 – The Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) and the Corporate Leaders Network for Climate Action (CLN) are preparing for an exciting week of climate discussions in Lima, Peru this month. The groups will be represented at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP), amongst Ministers, negotiators, business, finance, and civil society climate leaders from across the globe. The 20th COP is an essential milestone on the way to securing a definitive global agreement in Paris at the end of 2015.