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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.

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

22 April 2020

28 April 2020 – This CLG Europe report looks at the implications of the transition to a climate neutral economy for jobs and skills in the context of broader megatrends such as globalisation, technological change, resource scarcity and demographic changes.

Aiming for Zero: A growing business movement

5 September 2018

9 September 2018 – Business leaders can share their insights and experience to inform policy and regulation; they can also shape public expectations on how sustainable growth can be advanced. This briefing aims to support companies to engage more meaningfully in the net zero debate.

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.

Materials ‘passporting’: Rethinking building construction and renovation for a circular economy

20 June 2018

June 2018 – The building sector is one of the most resource-intensive sectors in Europe, accounting for approximately half of all extracted materials and half of total energy consumption. This briefing note for policymakers and businesses makes the case for how building materials can be better monitored and managed for greater sustainability, especially through the wider use of materials ‘passporting’ in buildings to facilitate this.

Voluntary approach to buildings' energy efficiency not working; legislation needed, say companies

16 April 2018

17 April 2018 – There are enormous opportunities to make Europe’s buildings more energy efficient, create jobs and reduce carbon emissions in line with international commitments, but current policy is not ambitious enough, according to a new report from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group. Leading businesses interviewed for the report say member states must legislate to ensure renovation happens.

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

13 April 2018

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.

Electric avenue: The future of road transport in Europe

8 November 2017

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.

Future of Europe’s industry - Introduction to the industrial strategy debate for businesses

6 November 2017

November 2017 – The recent rise of Industrial Strategy in the European and global agenda, with discussions and policy initiatives now being developed at EU and national levels, make the importance of this agenda to businesses clear. This briefing sets out some key areas to consider from the perspective of corporate leaders and offers initial ideas on this live debate.