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Aiming for Zero: Long-term certainty for economic prosperity

5 September 2018

12 September 2018 – The Paris Agreement is a historic landmark for both international diplomacy and action on climate change. The Agreement sets out an ambition, and a framework, to limit climate change and global temperature rise to well below 2°C, with efforts to limit this to 1.5 °C. To be Paris compliant, and to have any hope of limiting temperature rise to 1.5 °C, it is clear from the latest science that global emissions must now fall to net-zero as early as possible in the second half of this century. For developed economies such as the EU’s, whose leadership is essential in this, the achievement of net zero emissions must therefore be by 2050 at the latest.

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

6 October 2017

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.

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

20 July 2017

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.

CLG brings together Romanian business leaders and policymakers to seize low carbon opportunities

15 June 2017

16 June 2017 – Members of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) today joined with senior politicians, policymakers, business leaders and civil society from across Romania to explore some of the challenges and opportunities on the European and Romanian low carbon agenda.

Blog: Countries and regions seizing low carbon opportunities are best positioned for a brighter future

2 June 2017

2 June 2017 – Eliot Whittington, Deputy Director, Corporate Leaders Group, discusses how the Paris Climate Agreement, and the overall commitment to address climate change it represents, is still alive and well, despite US withdrawal from the Agreement.

Industry leaders support stronger EU renewables targets to enable swifter transition to low carbon economy

24 April 2017

26 April 2017 – Leading businesses are calling on the EU to raise the ambition of its renewable energy targets.

21st century energy: Business reflections on renewables in Europe

24 April 2017

April 2017 – This report brings together business stories and interviews with companies with an interest in renewable energy. It focuses on EU policies on renewable energy and industry’s role in innovating to deliver it.

CISL is a Supporting Partner for the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards and Conference 2017

17 March 2017

Awards: deadline for entry, 31 March 2017. Conference: Catalysing Finance and Disruptive Technologies to Boost Sustainable Solutions, 8 June 2017, London.

Press release: Leading businesses call for tougher EU renewables legislation

28 November 2016

29 November 2016 – Leading businesses have called for more ambitious EU energy legislation to replace the current renewables directive to provide more effective and consistent policy following the conclusions of a report by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG).

A Low Carbon Energy Union is the answer to energy security and climate challenges –18 June 2014

15 February 2016

For immediate release: 18 June 2014 A Low Carbon Energy Union is the answer to energy security and climate challenges. Expert group offers advice to ministers ahead of European Council A respected group of advisors to ministers and business which includes the IEA, OECD, the EBRD, some members of The Prince of Wales’s...