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Press release: Corporate Leaders Group welcomes Europe’s ratification of the Paris Agreement and early entry into force

last modified Aug 02, 2017 10:55 AM
5 October 2016, Cambridge – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group today welcomed Europe’s ratification of the Paris Agreement, triggering an early entry into force at COP22 in Marrakesh next month.

Jill Duggan, Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), which brings together 24 global businesses employing 2 million people worldwide, said:

“The unprecedented speed which has driven an early entry into force of the Paris Agreement shows the huge significance of the climate challenge for governments worldwide, in spite of the political turmoil emerging across many economies.
 
“By fast tracking its ratification of the Agreement, the EU has been pivotal to this great momentum, taking its rightful position at the forefront of climate action.
 
“The significance of the Paris Agreement and its universal impact cannot be underestimated. The transition to a zero carbon economy is inevitable. Now is the time for companies to start preparing for a zero carbon future."

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For media inquiries and interview requests, please contact:

Sylvain Biville | Media & Communications Consultant | Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

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Media resources

Read the CLG statement on the entry into force of the Paris Agreement issued during Climate Week NYC 2016.

Read the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership’s new business briefing: "A new climate for business: Planning your response to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change".


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About The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) brings together 24 European business leaders 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.

CLG members are: 3M, Acciona, Anglian Water Group, BT, Coca-Cola European Partners, Doosan Babcock, DSM, EDF, Ferrovial, GSK, Heathrow, Iberdrola, Interface, Jaguar Land Rover, Kingfisher, Lloyds Banking Group, Philips, Skanska, Sky, Stora Enso, Tesco, Thames Water, Unilever, United Technologies.

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) provides the secretariat to the CLG.

www.corporateleadersgroup.com

Follow the CLG on Twitter @ClimateCLG


About the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) brings together business, government and academia to find solutions to critical sustainability challenges. CISL provides the secretariat to the CLG. Decisions of the CLG do not necessarily represent the policies or positions of CISL or of the wider University of Cambridge.

www.cisl.cam.ac.uk

Follow CISL on Twitter @CISL_Cambridge