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Media advisory: Business and subnational leaders’ perspectives on 2050 strategies

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14 November 2016, Marrakech, Morocco – Business and subnational leaders will present their vision for long-term climate plans at a press briefing on Wednesday 16 November 2016 at the COP22 climate change conference.

‘Future proofing: Why we need long-term climate plans’

Business and subnational leaders’ perspectives on 2050 strategies
Press briefing, Wednesday 16 November 2016, 16:30–17:00 GMT

The event, co-hosted by The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and We Mean Business, will be broadcast live.

‘Future Proofing: Sustainable plans for prosperous economies,’ a new report detailing what business friendly long-term plans could look like, will be launched at the event (advanced copies available upon request).

 

What:

Press briefing and report launch

‘Future proofing: Why we need long-term climate plans’

Who:

Laurence Tubiana, Global Climate Action Champion

Ken Alex, Senior Advisor to Governor Brown of California

Thomas Lingard, Climate Advocacy & Sustainability Strategy Director, Unilever

Teresa Ribera, Director, IDDRI

Eliot Whittington, Deputy Director, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group

When:

16 November 2016, 16:30–17:00 GMT

Where:

COP22 press conference Room Dakhla (Blue Zone)

Livestream: http://bit.ly/2eWrT8s

 

Why do 2050 plans matter?

  • National climate plans with a horizon of 2050 are essential to delivering the long-term vision of the Paris Agreement. They are a necessary complement to the shorter term Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and will give business and subnational governments a clear framework to plan future investments.
  • As governments start elaborating their 2050 climate strategies, with Germany leading the way and other announcements expected at COP22, business and subnational leaders will present their own perspective on long-term plans and explain how they can contribute to their development and implementation.

 

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Media contacts

For more information, to arrange interviews with participants and receive an advance copy of the report ‘Future Proofing: Sustainable plans for prosperous economies,’ please contact:

Sylvain Biville, The Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group

+44 7771 894345 | sylvainbiville@gmail.com  

Deborah McSkimming, We Mean Business      

+212 6 53 99 65 33 (Morocco) | +44 7391 512090 | deborah@wemeanbusinesscoalition.org


About The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) brings together 24 European businesses employing 2 million people worldwide, who work under the patronage of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to advocate solutions on climate change to policymakers and business peers within the EU and globally. The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) provides the secretariat to the CLG.

Read more about CLG’s activities at COP22

www.corporateleadersgroup.com

Follow the CLG on Twitter @ClimateCLG


About We Mean Business

We Mean Business is a coalition of organisations working with thousands of the world’s most influential businesses and investors. These businesses recognise that the transition to a low carbon economy is the only way to secure sustainable economic growth and prosperity for all. To accelerate this transition, we have formed a common platform to amplify the business voice, catalyse bold climate action by all, and promote smart policy frameworks. The CLG is a founding member of We Mean Business.

www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org

Follow We Mean Business on Twitter @WMBtweets