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Aiming for Zero: Business leadership for a net zero economy

 

Prompted by the Paris Agreement and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at a faster pace, governments across the world are reviewing their initial ambitions, and looking at what is required to deliver on the goal of ‘net zero’ emissions. Achieving this goal requires further discussion, with every sector and region involved. Business has a unique and crucial role to play, and as public debates gather momentum at national, European and international levels, businesses will be expected to change their operations in order to deliver on this vision.

The Corporate Leaders Groups are calling on governments to set net zero goals in line with the Paris Agreement, and are working to lead their business peers to work with governments on what a net zero economy could look like.

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

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.

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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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A new agenda for Europe: Business priorities to deliver a prosperous, climate neutral economy

June 2019 – The EU is entering a period of institutional change with a new Parliament and a new European Commission. These institutions will need to develop an agenda that puts Europe on track to end its contribution to climate change by 2050 at the latest while delivering economic and social benefits. This briefing sets out what business sees as five priorities for Europe’s new leaders, identifying the key areas where EU policymakers and businesses must work together to deliver a competitive, prosperous, climate neutral future.

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