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Since it was established in 2005, the UK Corporate Leaders Group (CLG UK) has worked to develop solutions on climate change with policymakers and business peers across the world. The group works at the UK level to raise policy ambition and drive the transformation to a low carbon economy, and projects those insights outside the UK by working in partnership on the international stage. It works closely with a sister group convened across Europe – CLG Europe – and with other business groups in the We Mean Business coalition.

As a focused cross-sectoral group, CLG UK 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.

The group is united by a commitment to work towards a sustainable and prosperous future. It 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 CLG UK 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.

 

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Corporate Leaders Group reacts to Amber Rudd’s first speech on climate action

9 October 2015

24 July 2015 – Today saw the first major speech on climate change made by the Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd. Read our initial reaction.

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group at UNFCCC COP20, Lima

9 October 2015

3 December 2014 – The Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) and the Corporate Leaders Network for Climate Action (CLN) are preparing for an exciting week of climate discussions in Lima, Peru this month. The groups will be represented at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP), amongst Ministers, negotiators, business, finance, and civil society climate leaders from across the globe. The 20th COP is an essential milestone on the way to securing a definitive global agreement in Paris at the end of 2015.

'Making the business case for a 2030 energy and climate change policy framework'

9 October 2015

18 June 2013 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) and Confederation of British Industry hosted a high-level conference on 'Making the business case for a 2030 energy and climate change policy framework' in Brussels.

CLG meeting with UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey

7 October 2015

13 January 2014 – On 13 January 2013 The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) had a positive meeting with the UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey. The group expressed their support for the UK retaining its current level of ambition on climate change, and continuing to show leadership in the EU and internationally.

UK Prime Minister supports The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group's call for EU-China relationship to focus on green growth

7 October 2015

26 February 2014 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, together with the Aldersgate Group and E3G wrote to the Prime Minister in November 2013 calling for ambitious initiatives on green growth to be put at the heart of EU-China discussions.

UK Chief Executives urge PM to end uncertainty over carbon budget

7 October 2015

06 March 2014 – Senior leaders of major companies including Shell, Unilever, BT, EDF Energy, Kingfisher, Anglian Water, and Lloyds Banking Group have written to David Cameron urging him to follow the advice of the Committee on Climate Change and maintain the UK’s fourth carbon budget at its current level.

Business leaders urge action in response to latest scientific report on climate change

6 October 2015

31 March 2014 – Members of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Groups are calling for urgent action from governments in response to a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, which represents the latest scientific evidence.

Governments urged to ensure ‘trillionth tonne’ of carbon is never emitted

6 October 2015

08 April 2014 – Leading global businesses, coordinated by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, today urged governments to put policies in place to prevent the cumulative emission of more than a trillion tonnes of carbon. They warn that failure to limit the stock of carbon in the atmosphere will see the world face unmanageable risks from climate change.

Businesses welcome government keeping ambition on carbon cuts

6 October 2015

22 July 2014 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group today welcomed the news that the government would stick to its commitment to cut carbon emissions by 50% by 2027, as indicated by the UK’s Fourth Carbon Budget.

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group at Climate Week, New York

5 October 2015

23 September 2014 – The Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) will be represented at the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s Climate Summit, amongst Heads of State, Government, business, finance, and civil society climate leaders from across the globe.

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