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Blog: How do we make a net-zero carbon economy the new normal?

12 June 2018 – As the EU Talanoa Dialogue and the Petersburg Dialogue kicks off a busy month for EU climate action, Eliot Whittington, Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, explains why now is the time for the EU to show its colours on legislation currently under consideration and make a net-zero carbon economy the new normal.

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Letter from the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group urges UK and EU27 to meet Paris climate commitments in Brexit negotiations

A letter from leading European and UK companies and investors urges both the UK and EU27 to commit to continuing to work together to meet the commitments set out in the Paris Agreement, in any future relationship. It says “As leading European and UK companies and investors, we recognise that climate change poses one of the greatest long-term threats to our economies and societies. We strongly urge both the UK and EU27 to commit to continuing to work together to meet the commitments set out in the Paris Agreement, in any future relationship.”

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Blog: Buildings renovation: low hanging fruit for emissions savings

19 April 2018 – Eliot Whittington, Director, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, reflects on the need for the EU to take action on buildings if it is to retain its leadership position in tackling climate change.

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UK government pledges to seek advice from independent advisors in order to meet Paris Agreement commitments

18 April 2018 – The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group welcomes announcement made by the UK government setting out measures to examine how they plan to raise long-term climate change targets to align with the Paris Agreement.

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Voluntary approach to buildings' energy efficiency not working; legislation needed, say companies

17 April 2018 – There are enormous opportunities to make Europe’s buildings more energy efficient, create jobs and reduce carbon emissions in line with international commitments, but current policy is not ambitious enough, according to a new report from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group. Leading businesses interviewed for the report say member states must legislate to ensure renovation happens.

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Blog: Why the EU’s first post-Brexit budget must prioritise investment in climate action

7 March 2018 – Reflecting on the next EU budget post-Brexit, Eliot Whittington of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, explains why now is the time for the EU to show leadership and unity to drive climate action and make a net-zero carbon economy the new normal.

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Letter from the CLG to the European Council

7 March 2018 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group has written to EU Heads of State or Government asking them to ensure that the next EU budget post-2020 is aligned with Europe’s climate goals as expressed in the Paris Agreement.

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Blog: Put your foot down: why Europe needs to do more to support cleaner transport

17 November 2017 – With transport accounting for a quarter of global energy-related emissions, Jill Duggan, Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, outlines the need for Europe to pick up the pace in move towards low carbon transport.

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Changes in transport offer challenges and opportunities for EU business and policy

11 November 2017 – Electrification and automation are among the dramatic changes in the way transport is designed, operated and consumed that will have profound effects on our lives. Leading European companies are anticipating and responding, but unless policymakers invest and regulate to make the most of these opportunities, Europe will be left behind, according to a report from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, launched today at the UN Climate Change conference in Bonn.

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CLG and CISL activities at COP23, Bonn, 6–17 November 2017

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) and the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) will be present and active at COP23, where Parties will meet to advance the aims and ambitions of the Paris Agreement and achieve progress on its implementation guidelines.

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