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Engagement with Policymakers

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


More than 170 business leaders and investors urge EU heads of state to set higher 2030 emissions reduction targets

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.

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Salesforce joins CLG Europe and The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group

July 2020 – Salesforce, the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), bringing companies closer to their customers in the digital age, is the latest organisation to join as a full member of both CLG Europe and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), two cross-sectoral business leadership groups convened across the EU and the UK in support of a climate neutral economy.

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Blog: Heavy industry has a historic opportunity to build back better and double down on decarbonisation

2 July 2020 – Could heavy industry companies capitalise on this moment to meet climate commitments, or will the opportunity be lost in the blast furnace of European politics, asks CLG Europe Programme Manager Chris Carroll.

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Green recovery knowledge hub

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.

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

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

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