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Business leaders urge EU heads of state to signal new economic direction towards net zero by 2050

April 30 2019 – On the eve of the Future of Europe Summit, CEOs from more than 50 businesses, investors and business networks, including Unilever, IKEA and DSM, are calling on the EU to endorse a long-term decarbonisation strategy to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

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Business leaders urge member states to endorse net zero by 2050 to secure a competitive future for Europe

18 February 2019 – The Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group has issued a position statement in support of the EU Long Term Strategy and is calling on EU Member States to secure Europe’s competitiveness by prioritising net-zero goals by 2050.

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Briefing: Ten years of UK climate action under the Climate Change Act

January 2019 – The United Kingdom (UK) Climate Change Act received royal assent on 26 November 2008, creating a legal architecture for British climate action that was unprecedented in its scope, scale and ambition. The UK Climate Change Act has since been emulated by many other countries. This briefing looks at what has changed in the ten years since the UK Climate Change Act was passed.

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Blog: How climate action is transforming the very fabric of business

18 December 2018 – Karl Henrik Sundström is CEO of StoraEnso, a provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood construction and paper and member of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group. Here he reflects on the need for governments to publically commit to net zero carbon emissions to lay down the indicators of success for businesses.

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Letter from CEOs to UK Prime Minister calls for a net zero emissions goal by 2050

26 November 2018 – Members of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) have written to Prime Minister Theresa May, calling on the UK Government to fulfil the promises made in the Paris Climate Agreement and aim for net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.

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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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