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Corporate Leaders Groups

Business leadership for a climate neutral economy
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One of the main roles of the Corporate Leaders Group is to develop and document insights from the business community that can help support stronger climate action. These outputs underpin many of the key milestones achieved by the CLG over time.

The Corporate Leaders Groups' work covers a range of topics, and the current priority areas are highlighted below. Further themes and categories can be found in the right-hand column.

 

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Latest thought leadership

Leading Polish businesses commend Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz for not blocking the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Package

1 October 2015

24 October 2014 – In a letter to Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) and members of the Polish Business & Science Climate Platform (led by the CLG) welcomed the EU agreement on the EU Energy and Climate package and commended Poland for its support of the deal.

EU Climate and Energy package is a major step forward but weak on renewables and energy efficiency

1 October 2015

24 October 2014 – The European Council has just agreed a new climate and energy deal that sets a binding domestic Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) target of “at least” 40% but which failed to agree ambitious targets for the share of energy from renewable sources and for energy efficiency.

Press Release: The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group calls for an end to fossil fuel subsidies – 28 September 2015

25 September 2015

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group’s members call for an end to fossil fuel subsidies New York. 28 September 2015: The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) has announced its support for the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Communiqué, calling for reform, and ultimately, elimination, of harmful...

Blog: The three ‘Rs’ of climate change: Reform, ratchet and relentlessness

25 September 2015

The three ‘Rs’ of climate change: Reform, ratchet and relentlessness Helen Spence-Jackson, Programme Manager 25 September 2015 As many of you know all too well, decision-making in Brussels can be a lengthy process, with careful compromises and a three-way ping pong match between the Commission, Council and Parliament along...

Business leaders state IPCC report is “required reading” for governments and companies

24 September 2015

2 November 2014 – The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) welcomed the release of the Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5).

Blog: Why the Corporate Leaders Group supports Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform

24 September 2015

Why the Corporate Leaders Group supports Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform By Sandrine Dixson-Declève 28 September 2015 It is clear that in order to move towards decarbonisation, the world needs to put a price on carbon. Over the last 10 years The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) members have led calls for a carbon...

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group marks 10 years of business leadership

24 September 2015

27 January 2015 – More than 300 business leaders, policymakers, academics and environmentalists gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), and to recognise the leading role business has to play in tackling climate change in the future.

"Business as usual is dead" says Philippe Joubert, Chair of The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group

24 September 2015

12 February 2015 – In a video interview on France24, Philippe Joubert, Chair of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, states the importance of involving the corporate sector in climate change solutions if we want them to succeed.

Business voice grows as more than 60 companies call on MEPs to reform the EU-ETS

24 September 2015

17 February 2015 – More than 60 major companies and business groups from across Europe have written to key MEPs to ask them to vote in favour of early reform of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS), to include a Market Stability Reserve (MSR) by 2017.

MEP vote on EU-ETS reform falls short of ambition needed

22 September 2015

24 February 2015 – Today’s vote by Members of the European Parliament to reform the the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) to include a Market Stability Reserve (MSR) from the end of 2018 "is a step in the right direction but still falls short of the strides Europe should be taking".