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Business leaders urge action in response to latest scientific report on climate change – 31 March 2014

last modified Aug 21, 2019 04:58 PM

For immediate release 31 March 2014 

Business leaders welcome latest scientific report on climate change as providing clear impetus for action 

A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, represents the latest scientific evidence and should therefore spur urgent action by governments, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group said today. 

Members of Corporate Leaders Group include Acciona, Anglian Water, BT, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Doosan, DSM, EDF Energy, GE Lighting, GlaxoSmithKline, Heathrow, Interface, Jaguar Land Rover, Kingfisher, Lloyds Banking Group, Philips, Shell, Skanska, Sky, Tesco, Thames Water and Unilever. 

Eliot Whittington, UK Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group said: “The many negative impacts predicted by this authoritative report should make us all sit up and take notice. Climate change is not something that will happen in the future: it is happening now and without urgent action, things will only get worse. Enlightened businesses know this and want support from their governments to prepare for the inevitable impacts of climate change, and to help minimise future disruption and damage. We must act collectively and urgently in the face of this incontrovertible threat.” 


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Spokespeople available from member companies.

For more information or to arrange interviews contact Eliot Whittington, UK Director of the Corporate Leaders Group on +44 7703 770024

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group convenes business leaders from major UK, EU, and international companies who believe that there is an urgent need to develop new and longer term policies for tackling climate change. The group is managed by The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).