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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


The climate neutral future: Together we can build Europe’s new normal

12 May 2020 – Head of Global Public & Government Affairs Signify and CLG Europe Chair Harry Verhaar urges European policy makers and business leaders to back a green economic recovery that puts Europe on the path towards climate neutrality.

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CLG Europe urges EU to maintain its climate ambition

7 May 2020 – The Director of CLG Europe, Eliot Whittington, has written to the Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today to underline that CLG Europe continues to strongly support the EU’s climate ambition and the Green Deal as the EU’s growth strategy.

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CLG Europe chair

Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public & Government Affairs and a Vice President at Signify was nominated the CLG Europe chair in February 2020. In his role as chair, Harry advises on the strategic development of CLG Europe and helps to represent the interests and concerns of the group’s business leaders.

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New report from CLG Europe shows that net zero transition can reduce megatrend shocks and deliver sustainable European jobs

28 April 2020 – As the coronavirus threatens to pull European leaders away from the course set by the Green Deal, a new report from the European Corporate Leaders Group (CLG Europe) reveals how a transition to a net zero labour market can alleviate some of the most negative impacts of future megatrends and lead to better outcomes for Europe.

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Technical Report: Working towards a climate neutral Europe: Jobs and skills in a changing world

28 April 2020 – This technical report from CLG Europe delivered by Cambridge Econometrics (CE) includes research findings that underpin 'Working towards a climate neutral Europe: Jobs and skills in a changing world'. The publication explores the labour market impacts of the transition to a climate neutral Europe in the context of four key megatrends. It investigates how climate action interacts with these trends, how climate policies can provide direction on the future shape of the economy, and how the other megatrends may either facilitate or impede progress towards climate neutrality.

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Working towards a climate neutral Europe: Jobs and skills in a changing world

28 April 2020 – This CLG Europe report looks at the implications of the transition to a climate neutral economy for jobs and skills in the context of broader megatrends such as globalisation, technological change, resource scarcity and demographic changes.

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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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