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Business groups call on UK Prime Minister to deliver strong Paris Agreement pledge and urge businesses to join the campaign

3 November 2020 - In the run up to the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change business groups are calling on Boris Johnson to announce a substantial emissions commitment.

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More than 170 business leaders and investors urge EU heads of state to set higher 2030 emissions reduction targets

As the European Commission sits down to discuss proposals for a new 2030 emissions target in time for the State of the Union address tomorrow (Wednesday Sept 16), more than 170 European businesses, investors and business networks, including Microsoft, IKEA, Deutsche Bank, Unilever, H&M, Google, EDF, Signify and Apple are calling on EU leaders to back the ambition set out in the European Green Deal and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 per cent by 2030.

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Chancellor's green recovery initiatives must be part of far-reaching net zero strategy

8 July 2020 – Eliot Whittington, Director of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group responds to the UK Treasury's Summer Statement.

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The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group to join witness panel for examination of Committee on Climate Change Progress Report

On Thursday 2 July 2020, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee will examine the Committee on Climate Change 2020 Progress Report and will take evidence from three witness panels, including from the Climate Assembly, the Committee on Climate Change, and a panel of business groups, which includes the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and the CBI.

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Green recovery knowledge hub

June 2020 – This knowledge hub includes thought leadership from the Corporate Leaders Group Europe and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on how policymakers and business leaders can back a green economic recovery that puts Europe and the UK on the path towards economic renewal and climate neutrality.

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The Green Deal and Europe’s recovery: Building a prosperous, resilient and climate neutral EU through business and political action

18 June 2020 – The Covid-19 pandemic is confronting Europe with a deep health, social and economic crisis that is upending business-as-usual. Evidence shows that green investments can create jobs and kick-start economic activity while increasing its resilience in the long term. The European Green Deal can set the foundations for the transition towards a more productive, resilient and climate neutral European economy, including by enabling ambitious political and business action.

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More than 200 leading businesses urge UK Government to deliver clean, inclusive and resilient recovery plan

1 June 2020 – More than 200 leading UK businesses, investors and business networks, including Lloyds Bank, Asda, Siemens, Aviva, Sky, Mitsubishi and Signify are calling on the Government to deliver a Covid-19 recovery plan that builds back a more inclusive, stronger and more resilient UK economy.

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New report from CLG Europe shows that net zero transition can reduce megatrend shocks and deliver sustainable European jobs

28 April 2020 – As the coronavirus threatens to pull European leaders away from the course set by the Green Deal, a new report from the European Corporate Leaders Group (CLG Europe) reveals how a transition to a net zero labour market can alleviate some of the most negative impacts of future megatrends and lead to better outcomes for Europe.

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Working towards a climate neutral Europe: Jobs and skills in a changing world

28 April 2020 – This CLG Europe report looks at the implications of the transition to a climate neutral economy for jobs and skills in the context of broader megatrends such as globalisation, technological change, resource scarcity and demographic changes.

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The future of jobs and skills in a climate neutral Europe

Watch the webinar launch of CLG Europe's latest report: Working towards a climate neutral Europe: Jobs and skills in a changing world. The flagship publication, written in cooperation with Cambridge Econometrics, looks at the implications of the transition to a climate neutral economy for jobs and skills.

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UK Corporate Leaders Group responds to Budget 2020

12 March 2020 – Following the announcement of the UK Budget 2020, Eliot Whittington, Director of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group, dissects the key elements of the Treasury's spending plans and the implications for UK climate policy.

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European Corporate Leaders Group calls on European Commission to put decarbonisation at heart of new Industrial Strategy

10 March 2020 – The European Corporate Leaders Group (CLG Europe) welcomes the huge opportunity offered by the new Industrial Strategy to set the Green Deal in motion but urges the new Commission to deliver a plan that keeps net zero as its core focus.

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Acting Together: How the UK can accelerate action to deliver a thriving net zero economy that works for all

9 March 2020 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group has published a briefing outlining a set of leadership priorities for the UK Government, which aim to engage all parts of society in taking action in response to climate change.

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The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group calls on UK Government for clear leadership to accelerate climate action

9 March 2020 – As the UK begins preparations to host this year's global climate summit, businesses including Unilever, Anglian Water, EDF, Tesco, Sky, Coca-Cola European Partners, and others are urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to show strong climate leadership with a clear strategy championed from the top of government.

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EU takes steps to enshrine climate neutrality by 2050 into climate law

4 March 2020 – Building on Europe’s aims to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 a significant milestone was unveiled today.

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CLG responds to European Council pledge to build climate neutral EU by 2050

13 December 2019 – The European Council of member states yesterday formally supported the EU’s goal to become the world's first 'climate neutral' continent by 2050.

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CLG Europe responds to European Green Deal

12 December 2019 – Following the unveiling of Europe's Green Deal, CLG Europe responds to the key points detailed in this roadmap towards a carbon neutral Europe by 2050.

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Business leaders call for higher ambition from EU as COP25 enters crucial second week

9 December 2019 – As the second week COP25 gets underway in Madrid, business leaders from across Europe are urging the EU to drive and deliver higher ambition on the economic and just transition to net zero emissions.

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Blog: Progressive businesses support a 55% carbon reduction target in Europe

9 December 2019 – The COP25 climate summit in Madrid needs to lay the groundwork for 2020 when countries and blocs will be measured against their commitment to the Paris Agreement. At EU level, this should translate into an ambitious European Green Deal, writes Eliot Whittington.

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Raising European climate ambition for 2030: A CLG Europe position paper

27 November 2019 – CLG Europe welcomes the clear and highly significant commitment from the President-elect of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to publish within her first 100 days in office a European Green Deal which will be her central priority and hallmark of her five-year term. As European business leaders CLG Europe also strongly endorses the President-elect’s commitment to set the EU on a path to becoming the world’s first climate neutral continent, and to achieve this by 2050 at the latest.

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Business leaders urge EU to increase 2030 emissions reduction target to at least 55%

27 November 2019 – Members of the European Corporate Leaders Group (CLG Europe) are supporting a significant increase in the EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target for 2030 in order to remain in line with climate neutrality by 2050.

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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 the EU to create a new industrial strategy to decarbonise heavy industry

3 October 2019 – A new policy briefing from Corporate Leaders Group Europe (CLG Europe), a business leadership group convened by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), sets out approaches for how business can reduce industrial emissions to net-zero by 2050 and calls on EU policymakers to deliver a clean and circular industrial strategy.

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Forging a carbon-neutral heavy industry by 2050: How Europe can seize the opportunity

3 October 2019 – As momentum gathers behind a long-term vision for a climate-neutral economy by 2050, increasing attention is being directed to sectors of the economy that are difficult to decarbonise, including heavy industry.

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Businesses urge EU to walk its talk at Climate Summit

22 September 2019 – On the eve of the UN Climate Summit businesses are urging the EU to demonstrate leadership in line with its aim of becoming the first climate neutral continent.

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Net zero knowledge hub for EU decision-makers

9 July 2019 – This knowledge hub includes thought leadership from European business leaders to help the next generation of EU decision-makers take action to deliver a prosperous, innovative, climate neutral economy.

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The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group welcomes the UK’s Green Finance Strategy

2 July 2019 – Today the UK government has launched its Green Finance Strategy, setting out its green finance objectives and ambitions.

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Business group urges EU to deliver thriving net zero economy

June 17, 2019 – As the race to determine the next group of European Presidents and Commissioners hots up, European businesses urge the next generation of EU decision-makers to take the necessary actions to deliver a prosperous, innovative, climate neutral economy.

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