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On Thursday 2 July 2020, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee will examine the Committee on Climate Change 2020 Progress Report and will take evidence from three witness panels, including from the Climate Assembly, the Committee on Climate Change, and a panel of business groups, which includes the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and the CBI.

The session will explore the Climate Assembly (CA) process and the CA’s interim results, the Committee on Climate Change's (CCC) annual stocktake of emission reductions, its recommendations for the year ahead, and explore the views of businesses on the implications for business and the actions required.

Witnesses include: Jim Watson, Expert Lead, Climate Assembly UK & Professor of Energy Policy, University College London, Sarah Allen, Head of Engagement, Involve,  Baroness Brown, Deputy Chair, CCC, Mike Thompson, Director of Analysis, CCC, James Diggle, Head of Energy and Climate Change, CBI, Eliot Whittington, Director, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, Andrew Large, Chair of the  Energy Intensive Users Group (and Director General of the Confederation of Paper Industries).

The panel will take place on Thursday 2 July at 10.30am and will inform BEIS’s Net Zero Inquiry, which is a standing inquiry on the UK’s Net Zero target and the UN Climate Summits. It also follows the launch of the Environmental Audit Committee inquiry Greening the post-COVID recovery, which will be monitoring the Government’s economic recovery packages and identifying opportunities to underpin initiatives with environmental safeguarding. Find out more about the session, which was streamed live via Parliament TV.

In June 2020 The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group coordinated a letter from over 200 leading UK businesses, investors and business networks, calling on the Government to deliver a Covid-19 recovery plan that builds back a more inclusive, stronger and more resilient UK economy. 

Find out more about BEIS's Net Zero inquiry and watch the recording of the panel session via Parliament TV on 2 July at 10.30 BST.

Access the CCC's annual progress report here.