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Low carbon transformation: How can businesses worldwide articulate a collective response to government on climate change?

The world needs to secure a prosperous, resilient and zero carbon economy. Businesses from all sectors all have a role to play as policy, technology and investment trends all need to be geared to deliver an unprecedented economic transformation.

CISL brings together a core set of leadership groups, uniting businesses, policy leaders and academic expertise to help unlock the economic change required to deliver the safe and sustainable economy of the future and achieve the goals of critical international agreements such as the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. These groups are focused on the European Union and neighbouring countries initially, but with expanding reach and impact.

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group

24 global businesses employing 2 million people worldwide who work together to advocate solutions to climate change with policymakers and business peers at the highest level.

Green Growth Platform

Ministers from 16 governments, 18 members of the EU parliament and over 40 major businesses who discuss and debate the economic opportunities and challenges involved in the transition to a zero carbon economy.

 

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A new climate for business: Planning your response to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Environmental_risk_analysis.pngWhilst the impact of the Agreement will vary from industry to industry and across geographies, there are common themes and an overall new context for change, which apply to all businesses.

This briefing provides an overview of what was agreed in Paris. It explains the major implications and helps businesses to formulate their strategic responses. To best frame these implications and responses we consider the potential external forces that may act on a business using the PEST model (Political, Economic, Socio-cultural and Technological).

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Thought leadership

Electric avenue: The future of road transport in Europe

November 2017 – This report draws together insights from businesses and industry experts to map the trends toward electrification and automation in the road transport sector. It seeks to make a high-level assessment of the implications and opportunities for European businesses, as well as what policymakers need to do to respond to these trends.

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European industry in the 21st century: New models for resource productivity

September 2017 – This report is based on interviews with companies that are using circular economy principles to reduce their exposure to risk, and to access new markets. It discusses some of the successful transformations and changes made, obstacles faced, and potential policies for overcoming those obstacles.

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Market design for a high-renewables European electricity system

August 2017 – This report was commissioned by CISL to provide a set of policy recommendations for the market design of a future EU electricity system characterised by a dominant share of intermittent renewable energy supply (RES), in line with the stated targets of European governments.

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21st century energy: Business reflections on renewables in Europe

April 2017 – This report brings together business stories and interviews with companies with an interest in renewable energy. It focuses on EU policies on renewable energy and industry’s role in innovating to deliver it.

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How Can Funders Accelerate Climate Action to 2018–2020?

This memo, prepared by Galvanising the Groundswell of Climate Actions with input from CISL, provides a ‘state of play’ of climate action by non-state actors and provides some recommendations for potential funders of the work ahead.

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