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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


Business leaders urge EU heads of state to signal new economic direction towards net zero by 2050

April 30 2019 – On the eve of the Future of Europe Summit, CEOs from more than 50 businesses, investors and business networks, including Unilever, IKEA and DSM, are calling on the EU to endorse a long-term decarbonisation strategy to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

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The energy transition in Central and Eastern Europe: The business case for higher ambition

March 2019 – The transition towards a zero carbon economy provides Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with significant opportunities to deliver better public health, improved quality of life and economic prosperity, as well as positive climate outcomes. This new report from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) explores the emerging economic opportunities and challenges relating to the transition to low carbon, resource efficient economies in three core areas: energy efficiency in buildings, renewable energy, and mobility. It puts forward recommendations for companies and governments in the region to address the current challenges and fully realise the economic opportunities of the energy transition.

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Unique coalition calls upon EU to ramp up climate action

18 March 2019 – A unique gathering of businesses, investor groups, local and regional authorities, trade unions and civil society groups, standing together as the Coalition for Higher Ambition, published an open letter calling on the EU to ramp up climate action.

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Business leaders urge member states to endorse net zero by 2050 to secure a competitive future for Europe

18 February 2019 – The Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group has issued a position statement in support of the EU Long Term Strategy and is calling on EU Member States to secure Europe’s competitiveness by prioritising net-zero goals by 2050.

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Blog: How Europe can lead the way to a prosperous, zero carbon economy

28 November 2018 – Eliot Whittington, Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group reflects on the EU’s opportunity to become the first major economic region to formally commit to the rapid and complete decarbonisation necessary to create a stronger and more circular economy.

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EU Commission presents vision for achieving a clean planet by 2050

28 November 2018 – Today the European Commission set out its long term vision for a climate neutral and prosperous Europe, aiming to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and contribute to the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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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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