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News: COP21 opens with a message from HRH The Prince of Wales

30 November 2015 – COP21 international climate talks in Paris opened this morning with speeches from outgoing COP20 President and Peruvian Minister of the Environment Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, this year’s COP21 President, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, and Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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Press release: Paris Climate Change Conference opens with unprecedented call by governments and businesses to end fossil fuel subsidies

Paris, 30 November 2015 – An unprecedented coalition of close to 40 governments, hundreds of businesses and influential international organisations has called today for accelerated action to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, a move that would help bridge the gap to keep global temperature rise below 2°C.

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Report: The business brief: Shaping a catalytic Paris Agreement

26 November 2015 – A new We Mean Business report sets out 8 asks for COP21 to turn the Paris agreement from a diplomatic settlement into a catalytic instrument for business leadership.

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In the news: COP21 expectations (Eurometaux)

26 November 2015 – In an interview with EuroMetaux, the voice of the European metals industry, our Director Sandrine Dixson-Declève explains what the business community expects from COP21.

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Events: The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group at COP21

30 November–12 December 2015: We’ll be supporting a strong climate agreement in Paris throughout a series of events during the two weeks of COP21.

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Event: Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform – The missing piece of the climate change puzzle

On 30 November 2015, the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group join forces to handover the Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Communiqué on the opening day of COP21, in the presence of Heads of Governments and business leaders.

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Comment by Eliot Whittington on Amber Rudd’s energy policy announcements

18 November 2015 – The UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has set a clear direction of travel towards decarbonisation, but more is needed on energy efficiency, says our Deputy Director.

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