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CLG Europe works to develop solutions on climate change with policymakers and business peers across the world. The group engages at the EU-wide and member-state levels to raise policy ambition and drive the transformation to a low carbon economy, and projects those insights outside Europe by working in partnership on the international stage.

 

Through its Green Growth Partnership, the CLG Europe works closely with the Green Growth Group of EU climate and environment ministers and supportive Members of the European Parliament, as well as maintaining a network of sister groups across the EU. One of the founders of the We Mean Business coalition, for which it provides the EU policy lead, CLG Europe works in partnership with some of the largest business focused organisations in support of climate action.

The cross-sectoral group is able to convene thoughtful and engaged discussions with policymakers, where the challenges and opportunities of securing a sustainable economy can be explored in a setting that is often informal, intimate and in an atmosphere of trust.

Members of CLG Europe are united by a commitment to work towards a sustainable and prosperous future.  The group is diverse enough that its perspectives will not be limited to any one sector or interest. These characteristics and the high quality facilitation provided by the secretariat allow broader, deeper and more focused engagement with policymakers around the actions required to raise climate ambition, build low carbon policy and drive innovation to deliver a low carbon society.

Whilst many of the CLG’s discussions are featured here, some of the most thoughtful and interesting take place in closed discussions that allow a free exchange of ideas, experience and best practice.

 

Latest activities


Tomorrow’s markets today: Scaling up demand for climate neutral basic materials and products

17 May 2021

11 May 2021 – The climate transition is an unprecedented shift in our societies and economies. As the EU stands ready to deliver the next round of key policies in support of this transition and works to update its industrial strategy and other key policies, there is an important discussion to be had about how policies that shape and create market demand can be used to drive change. Achieving a climate neutral, circular and competitive economy requires changes to the ways we produce and consume the basic materials that are essential inputs into manufacturing value chains.

Blog: Building on the Ten Point Plan

4 December 2020

4 December 2020 – Eliot Whittington presents a new analysis with Cambridge Econometrics that suggests the government's plan to accelerate the Green Industrial Revolution will not yet put the country on track to meet its net zero goals.

Companies, business groups and investors call on UK Prime Minister to deliver strong Paris Agreement pledge and urge businesses to join the campaign

30 October 2020

1 December 2020 - In the run up to the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change companies, business groups and investors are calling on Boris Johnson to announce a substantial emissions commitment.

More than 200 business leaders and investors urge EU heads of state to set higher 2030 emissions reduction targets

14 September 2020

15 September 2020 - As the European Commission sits down to discuss proposals for a new 2030 emissions target in time for the State of the Union address tomorrow (Wednesday Sept 16), more than 170 European businesses, investors and business networks, including Microsoft, IKEA, Deutsche Bank, Unilever, H&M, Google, EDF, Signify and Apple are calling on EU leaders to back the ambition set out in the European Green Deal and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 per cent by 2030.

Over 170 business and investor CEOs urge the EU to raise EU 2030 GHG emissions targets to at least 55 per cent

14 September 2020

In a critical year for climate action, five years on from the landmark Paris Agreement and with the clock ticking for countries to ratchet up ambition before the end of the 2020, CEOs from over 170 businesses, investors and business and investor networks, including Deutsche Bank, Google, IKEA and...

Chancellor's green recovery initiatives must be part of far-reaching net zero strategy

8 July 2020

8 July 2020 – Eliot Whittington, Director of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group responds to the UK Treasury's Summer Statement.

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group to join witness panel for examination of Committee on Climate Change Progress Report

30 June 2020

On Thursday 2 July 2020, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee will examine the Committee on Climate Change 2020 Progress Report and will take evidence from three witness panels, including from the Climate Assembly, the Committee on Climate Change, and a panel of business groups, which includes the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and the CBI.

Green recovery knowledge hub

25 June 2020

June 2020 – This knowledge hub includes thought leadership from the Corporate Leaders Group Europe and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on how policymakers and business leaders can back a green economic recovery that puts Europe and the UK on the path towards economic renewal and climate neutrality.

The Green Deal and Europe’s recovery: Building a prosperous, resilient and climate neutral EU through business and political action

15 June 2020

18 June 2020 – The Covid-19 pandemic is confronting Europe with a deep health, social and economic crisis that is upending business-as-usual. Evidence shows that green investments can create jobs and kick-start economic activity while increasing its resilience in the long term. The European Green Deal can set the foundations for the transition towards a more productive, resilient and climate neutral European economy, including by enabling ambitious political and business action.

More than 200 leading businesses urge UK Government to deliver clean, inclusive and resilient recovery plan

29 May 2020

1 June 2020 – More than 200 leading UK businesses, investors and business networks, including Lloyds Bank, Asda, Siemens, Aviva, Sky, Mitsubishi and Signify are calling on the Government to deliver a Covid-19 recovery plan that builds back a more inclusive, stronger and more resilient UK economy.

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Net zero knowledge hub for EU decision-makers

 

Helping the next generation of EU decision-makers take action to deliver a prosperous, innovative, climate neutral economy.

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Green recovery knowledge hub

Thought leadership on how policymakers and business leaders can back a green economic recovery.

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