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New CLG Europe report calls for circular approach to critical raw materials needed for the green transition

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 urgent need for more circularity in the EU critical raw materials market.

CLG Europe submits response to European Commission public consultation on EU climate target for 2040

22 June 2023

22 June 2023 – CLG Europe has submitted a response to the EU’s public consultation on the 2040 target, calling for a net 90% reduction in GHG emissions (relative to 1990 levels), which includes no more than 8-10% of carbon removals.

Business and investor networks call for robust Nature Restoration Law to align EU’s nature and climate ambitions

29 March 2023

15 May 2023 - Over fifteen business and investor networks have written a letter to the European Parliament’s Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries Committees urging them to support the EU Nature Restoration Law.

The Materials and Products Taskforce reacts to the release of the Critical Raw Materials Act

16 March 2023

17 March 2023 – The European Commission has released the Critical Raw Materials Act, that aims to increase and diversify the EU’s critical raw materials supply, strengthen circularity and support research and innovation.

CDP data shows European businesses are already implementing key elements of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

19 January 2023

19 January 2023 - The European Commission published its proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence (CSDDD) in February 2022. This critical piece of legislation aims to provide a regulatory framework on corporate sustainability governance. According to CDP’s latest data, more than a third of companies in Europe (37%) report that they have a climate transition plan in place and only 2% of those companies report on all relevant transition plan indicators. CDP defined 8 key elements that constitute a credible climate transition plan . These elements can be identified via disclosure on 24 indicators found in the CDP climate questionnaire.

Leading business and investor networks call for ambitious reform of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

16 January 2023

17 January 2023 - Three leading business, corporate and investor networks focused on climate change – the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) , Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) Europe and Climate Group – came together with over a dozen European business associations and investor networks in a letter to the European Parliament calling for ambitious reform of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). 10 March 2023, this letter has been shared with all Members of the European Parliament ahead of the plenary vote on 14 March.

High-level event: ‘Building a Circular & Climate Neutral Economy: Reaction to the November Circular Economy Package’ On behalf of CLG Europe’s Materials and Products Taskforce. Wednesday, 1st February 10.00-11.30 CET (Online).

13 January 2023

The European Commission released its latest set of circular economy policies on 30 November 2022. This included key files such as the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation. The purpose of this event was to react to the release of these pieces of legislation and provide a space for key stakeholders to give initial responses to the new legislative initiatives, including policymakers, businesses and third sector organisations. The focus of this event was on the new policies and how they fit into the wider movement towards a more circular European economy. The event offered a collective space to discuss the policies whilst also giving a progressive business view. This event was hosted by CLG Europe’s Taskforce on Climate Neutral and Circular Materials and Products. The Taskforce was launched with the aim of driving forward policy action on sustainable materials by bringing together a group of progressive businesses across sectors and value chains.

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Wednesday, 1 February, 2023 - 09:00 to 10:30

The Materials and Products Taskforce reacts to the release of the second part of the Circular Economy Package

30 November 2022

30 November 2022 - The European Commission has released the second part of its Circular Economy Package for 2022, the EU’s flagship legislative package that aims to create more sustainable products and materials and enhance circularity. The Taskforce support an ambitious Package, however, calls on policymakers to accelerate action.

Policy Briefing: Green Circularity: Advancing the EU's climate goals through a Circular Economy

10 November 2022

10 November 2022 - The new Materials and Products policy briefing identifies opportunities and challenges that policymakers can address to ensure that businesses are able to accelerate the transition to a climate neutral and circular economy.

Blog: Business leadership is key to driving a European Circular Economy – 12 months on from the launch of the Materials and Products Taskforce

29 October 2022

28 October 2022 - CISL's Tahmid Chowdhury reflects on the last 12 months since the Materials and Products Taskforce was launched.