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Business leadership for a climate neutral economy

Report: Embracing circularity: A pathway for strengthening the Critical Raw Materials Act

17 July 2023

17 July 2023 - CLG Europe’s Materials & Products Taskforce has released a new report in partnership with the Wuppertal Institute on the importance of better integrating circularity in the EU’s Critical Raw Materials Act.

Report: Context is everything: Insights and lessons for successfully delivering the European Green Deal

10 October 2022

10 October 2022 - This CLG Europe report analyses policies that seek to directly incentivise European households and businesses to make more sustainable choices alongside contextual factors that influence the decision-making processes and the viability and relative attractiveness of the more...

Report: Digital Product Passport: the ticket to achieving a climate neutral and circular European economy?

29 June 2022

12 July 2022 - The European Commission recently released its March Circular Economy Package, which includes a proposal for an Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR). The ESPR sets a Digital Product Passport (DPP) as a key regulatory element enhancing the traceability of products and their components. The Materials & Products Taskforce and the Wuppertal Institute has released its new report, building on business insights, on how a well-designed DPP could enabled climate action and enhanced circularity in the EU.

Event report: Business networks for a Climate Neutral Economy - Stimulating progressive business action with the Fit for 55 Package

28 February 2022

1 March 2022 - Business networks from across Europe recently came together with policymakers to have a positive exchange on how businesses can support Europe’s transition towards climate neutrality. This event allowed all participants to have a constructive exchange on how the Fit for 55 Package can deliver the transition towards a climate neutral and prosperous EU, including by supporting businesses to develop and scale up these practices.

To prevent catastrophic warming, let’s turn up the heat on policy plans 

22 July 2021

23 July 2021 – Signify's CEO Eric Rondolat urges European leaders to deliver a Fit for 55 package that can help European business achieve the continent’s climate goals without losing competitiveness.

Report: Bridging the Gap: UK business and policy leadership for net zero

17 June 2021 23 June 2021 – A new report from the UK Corporate Leaders Group (CLG UK) sets out steps for how business and government can work together to bridge the gap between present action and necessary ambition.

Report: Tomorrow’s markets today: Scaling up demand for climate neutral basic materials and products

17 May 2021

11 May 2021 – The climate transition is an unprecedented shift in our societies and economies. As the EU stands ready to deliver the next round of key policies in support of this transition and works to update its industrial strategy and other key policies, there is an important discussion to be had about how policies that shape and create market demand can be used to drive change. Achieving a climate neutral, circular and competitive economy requires changes to the ways we produce and consume the basic materials that are essential inputs into manufacturing value chains.

Technical Report: Delivering the climate transition: Exploring the assumed costs of capital in EU energy and economic modelling

31 March 2021

31 March 2021 - The new CLG Europe technical report indicates the cost of finance assumptions used in EU modelling could be overestimating the cost and level of policy action needed to achieve the EU’s 2030 climate goals.

Report: Maximising the benefits: Economic, employment and emissions impacts of green recovery stimulus in Europe

13 October 2020

19 October 2020 – Europe is now considering how best to structure its recovery from the deep health, social and economic crisis stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. New modelling demonstrates how a Green Recovery Plan maximises benefits compared to other options, providing positive long-lasting economic benefits, a boost to employment and reducing emissions. In the EU, the green recovery plan could save 2 million jobs in the EU in the next few years and generate longer term employment gains, while reducing CO2 emissions by more than 15 per cent.

Technical Report: Working towards a climate neutral Europe: Jobs and skills in a changing world

24 April 2020

28 April 2020 – This technical report from CLG Europe delivered by Cambridge Econometrics (CE) includes research findings that underpin 'Working towards a climate neutral Europe: Jobs and skills in a changing world'. The publication explores the labour market impacts of the transition to a climate neutral Europe in the context of four key megatrends. It investigates how climate action interacts with these trends, how climate policies can provide direction on the future shape of the economy, and how the other megatrends may either facilitate or impede progress towards climate neutrality.