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Reports, Evidence and Insights

One of the main roles of the Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) is to develop and document insights from the business community that can help support stronger climate action. These outputs underpin many of the key milestones achieved by the CLG over time.

The CLG’s work covers a range of topics, and the current priority areas are highlighted below. Further themes and categories can be found in the right-hand column.

 

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Latest thought leadership

Letter from the Corporate Leaders Group to the Environment Council on the EU’s climate ambitions

4 October 2018 – The Corporate Leaders Group has published a letter to Environment Ministers outlining why the EU’s leadership is essential in achieving net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest. With this long-term view in place, the EU will inevitably need to upwardly review its interim targets for 2030 to make sure they capture the progress to date and are consistent with these goals.

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Blog: Three outcomes businesses need from Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit

14 September 2018 – Eliot Whittington, Director, Corporate Leaders Group reflects on the three main outcomes required from the Global Climate Action Summit to put the world on track towards a zero carbon future

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Aiming for Zero: Long-term certainty for economic prosperity

12 September 2018 – The Paris Agreement is a historic landmark for both international diplomacy and action on climate change. The Agreement sets out an ambition, and a framework, to limit climate change and global temperature rise to well below 2°C, with efforts to limit this to 1.5 °C. To be Paris compliant, and to have any hope of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 °C, it is clear from the latest science that global emissions must now fall to net-zero as early as possible in the second half of this century. For developed economies such as the EU’s, whose leadership is essential in this, the achievement of net zero emissions must therefore be by 2050 at the latest.

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Aiming for Zero: A growing business movement

9 September 2018 – Business leaders can share their insights and experience to inform policy and regulation; they can also shape public expectations on how sustainable growth can be advanced. This briefing aims to support companies to engage more meaningfully in the net zero debate.

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Materials ‘passporting’: Rethinking building construction and renovation for a circular economy

June 2018 – The building sector is one of the most resource-intensive sectors in Europe, accounting for approximately half of all extracted materials and half of total energy consumption. This briefing note for policymakers and businesses makes the case for how building materials can be better monitored and managed for greater sustainability, especially through the wider use of materials ‘passporting’ in buildings to facilitate this.

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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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