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Technical Report: Delivering the climate transition: Exploring the assumed costs of capital in EU energy and economic modelling

31 March 2021

31 March 2021 - The new CLG Europe technical report indicates the cost of finance assumptions used in EU modelling could be overestimating the cost and level of policy action needed to achieve the EU’s 2030 climate goals.

Report: Maximising the benefits: Economic, employment and emissions impacts of green recovery stimulus in Europe

13 October 2020

19 October 2020 – Europe is now considering how best to structure its recovery from the deep health, social and economic crisis stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. New modelling demonstrates how a Green Recovery Plan maximises benefits compared to other options, providing positive long-lasting economic benefits, a boost to employment and reducing emissions. In the EU, the green recovery plan could save 2 million jobs in the EU in the next few years and generate longer term employment gains, while reducing CO2 emissions by more than 15 per cent.

Event: High-level Green Growth Platform dinner: Reaping the economic benefits of the energy transition in the mobility sector – 10 June, Warsaw, Poland

14 June 2019

On 10 June, high-level participants from across the mobility sector in Poland discussed the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition in mobility for the country and the wider Central and Eastern European (CEE) region.

Business Briefing: The energy transition in Central and Eastern Europe: The business case for higher ambition

13 March 2019

March 2019 – The transition towards a zero carbon economy provides Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with significant opportunities to deliver better public health, improved quality of life and economic prosperity, as well as positive climate outcomes. This new report from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) explores the emerging economic opportunities and challenges relating to the transition to low carbon, resource efficient economies in three core areas: energy efficiency in buildings, renewable energy, and mobility. It puts forward recommendations for companies and governments in the region to address the current challenges and fully realise the economic opportunities of the energy transition.

Market opportunities emerge as Central and Eastern Europe race to catch up with EU energy transition, finds new report

13 March 2019

March 21 2019 – Regional energy context offers opportunities for companies and policymakers that are distinct from Western Europe, according to The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group.

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

20 June 2018

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.

Blog: Materials passports: bringing the circular economy into the buildings sector

20 June 2018

21 June 2018 – Annabelle Roblin, Project Co-ordinator for the Prince of Wale’s Corporate Leaders Group explains why EU policy makers should do more to deploy material passporting in order to bring the circular economy into the buildings sector

Blog: How do we make a net-zero carbon economy the new normal?

12 June 2018

12 June 2018 – As the EU Talanoa Dialogue and the Petersburg Dialogue kicks off a busy month for EU climate action, Eliot Whittington, Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, explains why now is the time for the EU to show its colours on legislation currently under consideration and make a net-zero carbon economy the new normal.

Blog: Buildings renovation: low hanging fruit for emissions savings

18 April 2018

19 April 2018 – Eliot Whittington, Director, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, reflects on the need for the EU to take action on buildings if it is to retain its leadership position in tackling climate change.

Voluntary approach to buildings' energy efficiency not working; legislation needed, say companies

16 April 2018

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.