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CLG members make business voice heard in response to IPCC report

last modified Aug 02, 2017 02:28 PM
01 October 2013 – Members of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) have been responding to the IPCC report since its release on 27 September, urging government and business into action to reduce carbon emissions and increase resilience.

 

Carmen Becerril, Chief International Officer for Acciona, said in the FT that the report showed, “a comprehensive, effective and ambitious global response must be agreed at the UN climate change meeting in Paris in 2015”.

Andy Brown, Chief Sustainability Officer for Anglian Waterstated on CNN that the CLG supports the findings of the report and that business needs to tackle climate change and ensure it is resilient to its impacts.

Hubert Patricot, Executive Vice President and President Coca-Cola Enterprisesreiterated that, “this report highlights the reality of climate change to all business” and the need for “government and business to work together to mobilize a concerted and coordinated response to address the most significant environmental issue of our time”.

Nicolette Bartlett from the CLG stated on Al Jazeera that business recognises the important message this report delivers and highlights the need to act now.

Ian Cheshire, Kingfisher’s Group Chief Executive said on EurActiv: “As companies, consumers, and citizens, we all face significant potential risks from the changing climate, which we must work together to address. This calls for leadership, vision and cooperation. We hope that the UK and other European governments will continue to demonstrate their commitment to developing a new, competitive low carbon economy.”