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Events: The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group at COP21

last modified Apr 14, 2016 02:51 PM
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.

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group is actively involved in the COP21 Climate Change conference in Paris from 30 November to 12 December. Throughout a series of events, the CLG will support a strong climate agreement in Paris that creates the conditions for a smooth, just and rapid transition to a low carbon and climate-resilient economy. 

Please note that the following events are subject to change. Follow us on Twitter @ClimateCLG for updates.


HRH The Prince of Wales's keynote speech for COP21

Date: Monday 30 November 2015, 10:00 CET
Venue: COP21 Plénière Loire (Blue Zone)
Status: UNFCCC delegations only

Watch live here

HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group, will deliver a keynote speech at the Opening Ceremony of COP21, at the invitation of French President François Hollande. The invitation from President Hollande to The Prince was made in recognition of his decades of work to promote environmental awareness and to combat climate change.

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: The missing piece of the climate change puzzle

Date: Monday 30 November 2015, 12:45–13:15 CET
Venue: COP21 Momentum for Change Room, Blue Zone
Status: Open (badge required)

The Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group invite you to the delivery of the Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Communiqué on COP21 Leaders Day. Heads of Governments and business leaders will deliver a message to the world that the time for global action on fossil fuel subsidies is now.

More information here.


Pacific Alliance Green Growth Platform high-level event

Date: Friday 4 December, 12:00–13:30 CET
Venue: COP21 Peruvian Pavilion, Blue Zone (badge required)
Status: Invitation

This event will bring together ministers, experts and business leaders from across the Pacific Alliance, a Latin American trade bloc, to explore green growth strategies in the region. Convened by the Peruvian government and supported by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and the EU Green Growth Platform.

For more information, email

CLG Twitter Q&A: What does business want from COP21?

Date: Friday 4 December 2015, 14:00–15:00 CET
Venue: Online
Status: Open

Twitter discussion organised by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) as part of their #BackClimateAction tweetathon. Members of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group will answer questions on Twitter about business expectations at COP21. The discussion will be chaired by CLG Deputy Director Eliot Whittington. It will conclude a week-long social media campaign led by DECC on the theme: My Low Carbon Life, Cities and Innovation.

Send your questions to @ClimateCLG using #BackClimateAction. 


Two Degrees: CNN climate change debate

Date: Wednesday 9 December 2015, 20:00–21:00 GMT
Venue: CNN International
Status: Open

CNN’s Hala Gorani and Max Foster anchor a discussion on climate change and how it may affect our lifestyles, with CLG Director Sandrine Dixson-Declève, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Father Augusto Zampini Davies.

The debate has real-time interactive voting from the audience.

More information here


The Global Calculator Debate: How to build a low carbon future

Date: Tuesday 8 December 2015, 15:00–16:50
Venue: Solutions COP21, Grand Palais, Paris
Status: Invitation

What would a low carbon world look like, and what are the opportunities for business? The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change invites you to this interactive event to find out. The event will be hosted by Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group. Panellists include Diane Holdorf, Chief Sustainability Officer at Kellogg’s, and Joanna Yarrow, Head of Sustainability at IKEA UK.

To reserve your free place, please send an email with the subject heading Global Calculator to: .

More information here


CISL/OECD side-event: Pathways to a low carbon economy

Date: Wednesday 9 December 2015, 15:00–16:30 CET
Venue: COP21 Room 4, Blue Zone
Status: Open (badge required)

The objective of this COP21 side-event organised jointly by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is to highlight key policy challenges and responses for countries and non-state actors in meeting the climate challenge of moving towards zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2100.

For more information, email 


Scotland Day

Date: Thursday 10 December 2015
Venue: tbc
Status: Invitation

This full day event will showcase the collaborative approach taken by Scotland with its partners the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and the 2020 Climate Group to tackling climate change and drive a low carbon economy. Hosted jointly by 2020, CISL and Pernod Ricard, it will provide a snapshot of the various case studies that illustrate how sustainability is driving business opportunities in Scotland and beyond.


Building on the model of the Green Growth Platform, which creates space for dialogue between business, policymakers and experts in support of an ambitious decarbonisation agenda, the CLG will also convene a number of private high-level events on the sidelines of COP21 involving ministers, business leaders and other personalities. 

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Partner events at COP21

The CLG is also partnering on a number of high profile events including:

Train to Paris campaign (28 November)

Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition launch event (30 November)

Buildings Day (3 December)

World Climate Summit (6 December)

Caring for Climate Business Forum (7–8 December)

Sustainable Innovation Forum (7–8 December); read more

FT/Coca Cola Enterprises Rethinking Business Series – Climate Change (8 December)

New York Times Energy for Tomorrow conference (8–9 December)
Zero Emission by 2050 symposium (9 December)

The CLG is involved is some of these events as part of the We Mean Business coalition.

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