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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


Letter from the Corporate Leaders Group to the Environment Council on the EU’s climate ambitions

4 October 2018 – The Corporate Leaders Group has published a letter to Environment Ministers outlining why the EU’s leadership is essential in achieving net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest. With this long-term view in place, the EU will inevitably need to upwardly review its interim targets for 2030 to make sure they capture the progress to date and are consistent with these goals.

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Global Climate Action Summit: Governments Must Aim for Net Zero Carbon Emissions Before 2050, Say Business Leaders

12 September 2018 – Leading CEOs back calls from the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group for ambitious targets to inspire transition to a low-carbon economy.

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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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Materials ‘passporting’: Rethinking building construction and renovation for a circular economy

June 2018 – The building sector is one of the most resource-intensive sectors in Europe, accounting for approximately half of all extracted materials and half of total energy consumption. This briefing note for policymakers and businesses makes the case for how building materials can be better monitored and managed for greater sustainability, especially through the wider use of materials ‘passporting’ in buildings to facilitate this.

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CLG brings together Romanian business leaders and policymakers to seize low carbon opportunities

16 June 2017 – Members of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) today joined with senior politicians, policymakers, business leaders and civil society from across Romania to explore some of the challenges and opportunities on the European and Romanian low carbon agenda.

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Leading business urge EU to show ambition on climate change

15 June 2017 – Leading international companies with operations in Europe have written to European environment, climate and energy ministers ahead of the June Environment and Energy Council meetings, urging them to support a continued focus on action to tackle climate change.

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