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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


Media advisory: Business and subnational leaders’ perspectives on 2050 strategies

14 November 2016, Marrakech, Morocco – Business and subnational leaders will present their vision for long-term climate plans at a press briefing on Wednesday 16 November 2016 at the COP22 climate change conference.

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Press release: Ambitious corporate action driving delivery of Paris goals

9 November 2016, Marrakech, Morocco – Private sector leaders have come together to call for countries to fully implement their NDCs through domestic legislation at the COP22 Business & Industry day, hosted jointly by CDP and the We Mean Business coalition in partnership with the UN Global Compact and CGEM.

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Event: CLG and CISL at COP22, 7–18 November 2016, Marrakech

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) and the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) will be present and active at COP22, marking the first meeting of Parties to the Paris Agreement following its entry into force on 4 November.

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Press release: Corporate Leaders Group urges EU to fast-track ratification of Paris Agreement without weakening ambition

29 September 2016, Brussels / Cambridge – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group urges Europe to ratify the Paris Agreement without undermining its climate agenda.

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Press release: Corporate Leaders Group calls for swift EU ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

21 September 2016, New York – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group today called on the EU to ratify the Paris Agreement on Climate Change as soon as possible to trigger its entry into force.

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The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) supports Latin America’s drive for competitive low carbon growth

8 July 2016 – Following the implementation of the first carbon tax in South America, the Government of Chile, with the support of CISL and the World Bank Group convened a high-level meeting on how to progress low carbon development objectives in the region.

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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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