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Business leadership for a climate neutral economy

21 July 2021 - Organised with the support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), this virtual event was an opportunity for representatives of the Green Growth Group, Members of the European Parliament and business to provide initial reactions to the publication of the Fit for 55 Package by the European Commission on 14 July, exchange perspectives and formulate recommendations on the way forward to achieve climate objectives and the transition towards a prosperous, competitive and climate neutral Europe. The event took place before Environment Ministers exchange their views on the Package during the informal Environment Council meeting on 20-21 July.

Prior to the event CLG Europe coordinated a letter on the Fit for 55 Package signed by more than 50 businesses and business organisations which sets out 10 principles for the upcoming Package.

The session brought together Green Growth Group, MEPs and high-level business representatives, ending with a Q&A. You can watch the recording below.


  • Andrej Vizjak, Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia
  • Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, BMU, Germany
  • Mauro Petriccione, Director-General, DG CLIMA, European Commission
  • Michael Bloss, MEP, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Greens
  • Jessica Polfjärd, MEP, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, EPP
  • Andreas Regnell, Chairman of HYBRIT Development AB and Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, Vattenfall
  • Ana Struna Bregar, CEO, CER Slovenia
  • Gonzalo Sáenz de Miera, Global Director of Climate Change and Alliances, Iberdrola
  • Charlotte Glassco, EU Public Affairs Leader Ingka Group I IKEA
  • Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public and Government Affairs, Signify, CLG Europe Chair
  • Miha Movrin, Secretary, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia
  • Ursula Woodburn, Head of EU relations, CLG Europe
  • Eliot Whittington, Director, CLG Europe

Please find the summary note here.

The Green Growth Partnership is a joint initiative between members of CLG Europe and ministers of the Green Growth Group (GGG). CLG Europe is convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).