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Business leaders urge EU to increase 2030 emissions reduction target to at least 55%
27 November 2019 – Members of the European Corporate Leaders Group (CLG Europe) are supporting a significant increase in the EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target for 2030 in order to remain in line with climate neutrality by 2050.
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Renovation Roadmap: Making Europe’s homes fit for the 21st Century
April 2018 – This report draws on insights and experience from 12 businesses who are members of the CLG and its close network and are involved in energy-efficiency renovation of buildings. It highlights the importance of renovating EU homes at scale in order to deliver on the Paris Agreement and take advantage of the associated economic opportunities, and identifies the current barriers to a higher renovation rate as well as promising schemes and experimentations across the EU. It puts forward recommendations for EU Member States and local governments to address these barriers and make the most of this opportunity.
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Voluntary approach to buildings' energy efficiency not working; legislation needed, say companies
17 April 2018 – There are enormous opportunities to make Europe’s buildings more energy efficient, create jobs and reduce carbon emissions in line with international commitments, but current policy is not ambitious enough, according to a new report from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group. Leading businesses interviewed for the report say member states must legislate to ensure renovation happens.
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Aiming for Zero: Long-term certainty for economic prosperity
12 September 2018 – The Paris Agreement is a historic landmark for both international diplomacy and action on climate change. The Agreement sets out an ambition, and a framework, to limit climate change and global temperature rise to well below 2°C, with efforts to limit this to 1.5 °C. To be Paris compliant, and to have any hope of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 °C, it is clear from the latest science that global emissions must now fall to net-zero as early as possible in the second half of this century. For developed economies such as the EU’s, whose leadership is essential in this, the achievement of net zero emissions must therefore be by 2050 at the latest.
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Aiming for Zero: A growing business movement
9 September 2018 – Business leaders can share their insights and experience to inform policy and regulation; they can also shape public expectations on how sustainable growth can be advanced. This briefing aims to support companies to engage more meaningfully in the net zero debate.
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Blog: Building blocks for a sustainable future
16 December 2020 - As EU member states draft their National Recovery & Resilience Plans, Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public & Government Affairs Signify, and CLG Europe Chair, underlines the climate benefits and cost savings of channelling green recovery investments into building renovation and energy saving technologies.
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CLG Europe chair
Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public & Government Affairs and a Vice President at Signify was nominated the CLG Europe chair in February 2020. In his role as chair, Harry advises on the strategic development of CLG Europe and helps to represent the interests and concerns of the group’s business leaders.
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The climate neutral future: Together we can build Europe’s new normal
12 May 2020 – Head of Global Public & Government Affairs Signify and CLG Europe Chair Harry Verhaar urges European policy makers and business leaders to back a green economic recovery that puts Europe on the path towards climate neutrality.
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