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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.

Support from CLG and Polish Business & Science Platform for ambitious EU climate and energy package

18 March 2014 – Members of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group have supported The Polish Business & Science Climate Platform statement in advance of the European Council meeting calling on EU Ministers to support a robust 2030 climate and energy package that sets appropriate targets for GHG emissions and builds a climate for growth.

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Polish Business & Science Climate Platform statement

17 March 2014 – The Polish Business and Science Climate Platform (which includes CISL, West Coast Energy Polska, GE, Shell, Philips, Carrier, Skanska, ALTA, Warsaw Institute for Economic Studies and Buro Happold) released a statement supporting a robust 2030 climate and energy package that sets targets for GHG emissions and builds a climate for growth.

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Article in Guardian Sustainable Business

11 March 2014 – Rob Boogaard, acting CEO and president EMEA of Interface and a member of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group discusses reducing Europe's carbon – how setting ambitious targets will take business away from the ordinary and force it to search for new alternatives.

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UK Chief Executives urge PM to end uncertainty over carbon budget

06 March 2014 – Senior leaders of major companies including Shell, Unilever, BT, EDF Energy, Kingfisher, Anglian Water, and Lloyds Banking Group have written to David Cameron urging him to follow the advice of the Committee on Climate Change and maintain the UK’s fourth carbon budget at its current level.

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Corporate Leaders Group members warn that climate change will increase the frequency of UK flooding

27 February 2014 – Members of the Corporate Leaders Group and ClimateWise signed the Aldersgate Group co-ordinated letter to the Financial Times warning of an increased frequency in UK flooding due to climate change.

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UK Prime Minister supports The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group's call for EU-China relationship to focus on green growth

26 February 2014 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, together with the Aldersgate Group and E3G wrote to the Prime Minister in November 2013 calling for ambitious initiatives on green growth to be put at the heart of EU-China discussions.

UK Prime Minister supports The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group's call for EU-China relationship to focus on green growth - Read More…


 

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