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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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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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News: The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group asks EU to take action to reform fossil fuel subsidies and carbon price

22 October 2015 – Business leaders from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group today urged European Environment Ministers to take bold steps to reform the EU Emissions Trading System and phase out fossil fuel subsidies.

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UK signs Fossil Fuel Subsidy Elimination Communiqué

31 July 2015 – Last week, the UK government became the most recent supporter of the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Communiqué, which is calling on a fundamental rewiring of our global economy through the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies.

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Corporate Leaders Group reacts to Amber Rudd’s first speech on climate action

24 July 2015 – Today saw the first major speech on climate change made by the Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd. Read our initial reaction.

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Corporate Leaders Group reacts to EU ETS reforms

15 July 2015 – Today the European Commission presented proposals to revise the EU Emissions Trading System.

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Joint letter to the Commissioner Arias Cañete

15 June 2015 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), EURELECTRIC and IETA call on Commissioner Arias Cañete to move forward with plans to revise the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

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Corporate Leaders Group welcomes reform of EU carbon market

7 May 2015 – The European Parliament and Council have given the green light to a Commission proposal to bring forward reform of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS).

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EU Energy Union: businesses call on Heads of State to secure low carbon power

19–20 March 2015 – Leading European businesses including Acciona, EDF Energy and GlaxoSmithKline have written to Heads of State and Government to call for an EU Energy Union that equally focuses on securing energy supplies and reducing carbon emissions.

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Business leaders welcome EU Energy Union plan and vision for international climate deal

25 February 2015 – The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) has welcomed the European Commission's new Energy Union framework strategy, published alongside its vision for a 2015 international climate agreement.

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MEP vote on EU-ETS reform falls short of ambition needed

24 February 2015 – Today’s vote by Members of the European Parliament to reform the the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) to include a Market Stability Reserve (MSR) from the end of 2018 "is a step in the right direction but still falls short of the strides Europe should be taking".

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Business voice grows as more than 60 companies call on MEPs to reform the EU-ETS

17 February 2015 – More than 60 major companies and business groups from across Europe have written to key MEPs to ask them to vote in favour of early reform of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS), to include a Market Stability Reserve (MSR) by 2017.

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Business leaders write to MEPs to urge timely reform of EU-ETS

13 January 2015 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group has written to MEPs, calling on them to reform the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) to include a Market Stability Reserve (MSR) by 2017 at the latest, to keep the continent on track for developing a low carbon economy and energy system.

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Business leaders state IPCC report is “required reading” for governments and companies

2 November 2014 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) welcomed the release of the Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5).

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Leading Polish businesses commend Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz for not blocking the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Package

24 October 2014 – In a letter to Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) and members of the Polish Business & Science Climate Platform (led by the CLG) welcomed the EU agreement on the EU Energy and Climate package and commended Poland for its support of the deal.

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EU Climate and Energy package is a major step forward but weak on renewables and energy efficiency

24 October 2014 – The European Council has just agreed a new climate and energy deal that sets a binding domestic Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) target of “at least” 40% but which failed to agree ambitious targets for the share of energy from renewable sources and for energy efficiency.

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Leading businesses urge Europe to agree ambitious climate and energy policies this week

21 October 2014 – Members of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) are urging EU ministers to agree an ambitious package on climate change at the European Council meetings this week.

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6 October 2014: Over 50 leading companies urge Europe to keep up ambition on climate

A group of 57 leading companies and business organisations representing more than 4.5 million employees worldwide, today urged EU leaders to agree a robust 2030 energy and climate policy framework and energy security strategy that is fully in line with Europe’s long- term climate objectives and that can help deliver a global climate change agreement.

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