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Events: Corporate Leaders Groups at COP27, Sharm El-Sheikh, 6-18 November 2022

29 November 2022

Over the two weeks of COP27, CLG Europe and CLG UK hosted a series of discussions and high-level events on business and policy leadership issues to draw on best practice and mobilise concrete action to step up short-term climate action and achieve net zero. Issues explored included the energy transition, national business...

High Level COP27 Event: "Accelerating the energy transition as a response to the climate and energy crises", Monday 14 November 2022 at 14.00 – 15.00 (GMT+2)

14 November 2022

At this High-Level Event, the European Corporate Leaders Group is bringing together high-level business leaders, experts, and decision makers, including the EU Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson and IEA’s Chief Energy Economist Tim Gould to discuss the acceleration of clean energy transition as a response to today’s dual climate and energy crises and the role of businesses in this transition.

Event: Green Growth Summit 2022, Monday 10 October, 12.30 - 16.30 (CET) (Hybrid Event)

18 July 2022

The annual Green Growth Summit took place on 10 October 2022 in the context of the EU moving rapidly to reduce its dependency on Russian fossil fuels and address soaring energy prices and run up to COP27. The Summit brought together Environment, Climate and Energy Ministers, State Secretaries, Ambassadors, Members of the European Parliament and business leaders, to discuss how to ensure an ambitious outcome of the negotiations and implementation of the ‘Fit for 55 Package’, in parallel to the REPowerEU Plan, and reflect on how the EU could show global leadership in climate action and clean energy transition.

High-level event: ‘Digital Product Passport: the ticket to achieving a climate neutral and circular European economy?’ On behalf of CLG Europe’s Materials & Products Taskforce and Wuppertal Institute. Tuesday 12 July, 10.00 – 11.30 CEST (Hybrid).

29 June 2022

Learn more about the potentially powerful role of Digital Product Passports in increasing circularity and creating markets for low-carbon materials and products. This high-level event will be centred around the launch of a new report on the Digital Products Passport (DPP).

Event: 'The Best of Both Worlds: How tackling cost of living and decarbonisation creates win-wins for the UK economy', Monday 27 June, 2-3pm BST

22 June 2022

This high-level webinar formally launched the UK Corporate Leaders Group's latest policy briefing ‘The Best of Both Worlds: How tackling cost of living and decarbonisation creates win-wins for the UK economy’ and explored the recommendations within the report.

Event: 'Accelerating the transition towards climate neutrality through business and political action - A CEE region perspective', Thursday 16 June, 14.00-16.00 CET

19 May 2022

Watch our virtual event: ‘Accelerating the transition towards climate neutrality through business and political action – A CEE region perspective’ On behalf of CLG Europe in association with Change for the Better. Thursday, 16 June 14.00-16.00 CEST (Online).

CLG Europe’s rapid response to the REPowerEU Plan

18 May 2022

18 May 2022 - The European Commission has today (Wednesday May 18) released its REPowerEU Plan and supporting documents to reduce the EU’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels in response to the invasion of Ukraine and fast forward the green transition. CLG Europe welcomes the increased ambition and momentum on renewables and energy efficiency. However, the business leaders group underlines that new investment must be focused on the green transition, rather than new gas infrastructure.

High-level event: ‘Building a Circular & Climate Neutral Economy: Reaction to the March Circular Economy Package’ On behalf of CLG Europe’s Materials and Products Taskforce. 1 April.

21 March 2022

This high-level webinar event gathers reactions from key players to the release of the Circular Economy Package I on 30th March on topics including the Sustainable Products Initiative, Textile strategy, Right to repair and Construction.

High-level Event: Roundtable on Competitiveness Sustainability with a focus upon the role of a circular economy. 21 February 2022

10 March 2022

In February, CLG Europe held a roundtable discussion with the European Commission, Member States and business representatives. This discussion focused upon the role of a circular economy, and how this can support our aims in both relieving stresses on our requirements for Raw Materials, whilst also building a sustainable, competitive economy that is fit for meeting the multiple challenges of growth and climate neutrality. This discussion took place ahead of the February Competitivenesss Council.

Event report: Business networks for a Climate Neutral Economy - Stimulating progressive business action with the Fit for 55 Package

28 February 2022

1 March 2022 - Business networks from across Europe recently came together with policymakers to have a positive exchange on how businesses can support Europe’s transition towards climate neutrality. This event allowed all participants to have a constructive exchange on how the Fit for 55 Package can deliver the transition towards a climate neutral and prosperous EU, including by supporting businesses to develop and scale up these practices.

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