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Aiming for Zero: Business leadership for a net zero economy

 

Prompted by the Paris Agreement and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at a faster pace, governments across the world are reviewing their initial ambitions, and looking at what is required to deliver on the goal of ‘net zero’ emissions. Achieving this goal requires further discussion, with every sector and region involved. Business has a unique and crucial role to play, and as public debates gather momentum at national, European and international levels, businesses will be expected to change their operations in order to deliver on this vision.

The Corporate Leaders Groups are calling on governments to set net zero goals in line with the Paris Agreement, and are working to lead their business peers to work with governments on what a net zero economy could look like.

Brexit and UK climate leadership: The emerging opportunities and challenges

18 March 2021 – A new report from University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership examines the opportunities and challenges for climate leadership in the context of Brexit. 

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CLG Europe statement on the Climate Law trilogue negotiations: Sectoral pathways and independent scientific body

23 February 2021 – Ahead of the Climate Law trilogue in February 2021, CLG published a position statement on the importance of setting up an independent scientific body and sectoral pathways to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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Companies, business groups and investors call on UK Prime Minister to deliver strong Paris Agreement pledge and urge businesses to join the campaign

1 December 2020 - In the run up to the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change companies, business groups and investors are calling on Boris Johnson to announce a substantial emissions commitment.

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The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group welcomes Prime Minister’s new Ten Point Plan as a ‘good step forward for climate action’

18 November 2020 – Prime Minister Boris Johnson released details of his Ten Point Plan for a UK green recovery yesterday evening. The roadmap towards decarbonisation of the economy and regeneration of nature comes one year before the UK hosts the COP26 climate summit. 

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Maximising the benefits: Economic, employment and emissions impacts of green recovery stimulus in Europe

19 October 2020 – Europe is now considering how best to structure its recovery from the deep health, social and economic crisis stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. New modelling demonstrates how a Green Recovery Plan maximises benefits compared to other options, providing positive long-lasting economic benefits, a boost to employment and reducing emissions. In the EU, the green recovery plan could save 2 million jobs in the EU in the next few years and generate longer term employment gains, while reducing CO2 emissions by more than 15 per cent.

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Blog: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are vital to UK decarbonisation – how do we meaningfully engage them?

8 October 2020 – Beverley Cornaby, Senior Programme Manager, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group reflects on how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can help shift the UK economy towards net zero by 2050.

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More than 200 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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