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CISL's Beverley Cornaby (second from right) participating in E3G panel at London Climate Action Week

4 July 2024 - Last week, London was abuzz with climate conferences, debates and high-profile events, discussing what’s needed in this most critical second half of the decade. CISL was critically involved in many key events.

The week began with an event by E3G on 25 June and Beverley Cornaby, Director of CISL's UK Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), spoke on a panel considering the challenges facing the UK after withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty. It explored collaborative strategies for civil society organisations, the UK government, and business to effectively navigate reforming the investment treaty regime beyond ECT withdrawal. 

Up next was Reset Connect at London’s ExCel conference centre, and our Centre for Sustainable Finance Director, Dr Nina Seega, spoke on how to galvanise key stakeholders towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The CLG UK held its own cross-sectoral working forum on 26 June, as part of the UK Business Group Alliance for Net Zero. The event, held at the Design Museum, London, convened more than 60 business representatives to discuss where the UK government needs to increase net zero ambition. Read the full report here.

CISL was a proud media partner of the week’s flagship event, the Climate Innovation Forum at the Guildhall, London, on 27 June, which saw high-level speakers including John Kerry.

The week ended with the launch of Mission 2025, hosted by Groundswell (part of Global Optimism), which brought together CEOs, mayors, investors and civil society for a reception to launch its initiative to drive plans to achieve net zero targets. The event was also a live recording of the pivotal climate podcast, Outrage + Optimism.

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Zoe Kalus, Head of Media  

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