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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.

Renovation Roadmap: Making Europe’s homes fit for the 21st Century

April 2018 – This report draws on insights and experience from 12 businesses who are members of the CLG and its close network and are involved in energy-efficiency renovation of buildings. It highlights the importance of renovating EU homes at scale in order to deliver on the Paris Agreement and take advantage of the associated economic opportunities, and identifies the current barriers to a higher renovation rate as well as promising schemes and experimentations across the EU. It puts forward recommendations for EU Member States and local governments to address these barriers and make the most of this opportunity.

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Blog: Why the EU’s first post-Brexit budget must prioritise investment in climate action

7 March 2018 – Reflecting on the next EU budget post-Brexit, Eliot Whittington of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, explains why now is the time for the EU to show leadership and unity to drive climate action and make a net-zero carbon economy the new normal.

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Electric avenue: The future of road transport in Europe

November 2017 – This report draws together insights from businesses and industry experts to map the trends toward electrification and automation in the road transport sector. It seeks to make a high-level assessment of the implications and opportunities for European businesses, as well as what policymakers need to do to respond to these trends.

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Changes in transport offer challenges and opportunities for EU business and policy

11 November 2017 – Electrification and automation are among the dramatic changes in the way transport is designed, operated and consumed that will have profound effects on our lives. Leading European companies are anticipating and responding, but unless policymakers invest and regulate to make the most of these opportunities, Europe will be left behind, according to a report from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, launched today at the UN Climate Change conference in Bonn.

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Blog: Make or break time: will the Commission make Europe a true industrial and climate leader?

3 October 2017 – Seppo Parvi is Chief Financial Officer of Stora Enso, a provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood construction and paper and member of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group. Here he reflects on the importance of ‘circular economy’ reforms to help Europe achieve its objectives on business and climate leadership.

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Leading businesses and investors urge the UK to show leadership towards a zero carbon economy

A letter from leading companies and investors, sent to the Prime Minister yesterday, urges the UK government to raise ambition to tackle climate change and show leadership towards a stronger, more prosperous and sustainable economy.

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Blog: Europe bounces back

13 July 2017 – Jill Duggan, Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group reflects on the EU moving back into leadership mode, as it helps to keep climate on the G20 agenda.

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Blog: Business to EU governments: Make Europe’s Industries Great Again

23 June 2017 – To survive and thrive, Europe needs to regain its proactive approach to policymaking to ensure that its industries are given the right signals to compete by being both low carbon and high value, writes Jill Duggan, Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group.

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