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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.

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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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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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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