24 September 2014: Update on the impact of The Carbon Price Communiqué
The Carbon Price Communiqué has been very impactful, with over 150 organisations from 29 countries signing up in support. The Communiqué’s success is being highlighted this week during Climate Week in New York. Carbon pricing will be discussed during numerous important events including a roundtable discussion jointly hosted by the World Bank, the World Economic Forum and the We Mean Business coalition, of which The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) is an active partner. This will build on the work that the CLG team have been doing with the World Bank on their latest carbon pricing initiative, of which the CLG’s Carbon Price Communiqué is a part.
16 September 2014: Business briefing on the New Climate Economy report released
A short and relevant summary of the recently launched New Climate Economy synthesis report has been released by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group.
The succinct briefing is prepared with a business audience in mind and highlights the key points of the report: that the next 15 years are crucial, there are major opportunities for economic systems such as cities, land use, and energy, and that economic growth and action on climate change can be achieved together.
Download the briefing.
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15 April 2014: The Trillion Tonne Communiqué launch secures excellent media coverage
The Trillion Tonne Communiqué has drawn considerable media interest. Within 24 hours of launch, twelve different news websites referenced the statement, including Bloomberg, Business Green, Guardian Environment and The Hill. Social media also buzzed with mentions of The Communiqué. This website also received 4,000 visits in one day. On Twitter the #TrillionTonne was tweeted by many users to a combined audience of more than 100,000 followers. The various LinkedIn groups, on which The Communiqué was posted, put it in front of another 800,000 people. Businesses are continuing to sign up, with over 120 signatories showing their support.
14 April 2014: Trillion Tonne Communiqué launch profiled and linked to IPCC science
Influential US media site The Hill featured the launch of The Trillion Tonne Communiqué; linking it to the latest IPCC report that came out the same week. Eliot Whittington, Deputy Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, was quoted by as saying: “The [Communiqué] signatories urge policymakers to take a number of significant actions in line with the science of the IPCC, including setting a timeline for phasing out greenhouse gas emissions before the end of the century, designing a credible strategy to transform the energy system, and creating a plan to manage reliance on fossil fuels, especially coal.”
13 April 2014: IPCC report ‘a wake up call’ says The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group
The businesses behind the Trillion Tonne Communiqué, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, today welcomed the third part of the 5th Assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel Climate Change (IPCC), Mitigation of Climate Change. The Trillion Tonne Communiqué, already signed by over 90 companies from 5 continents, and with fast-growing support, calls for an increase in the pace and scale of action. Specifically, the signatories urge policymakers to take a number of significant actions in line with the science of the IPCC.
Read the press release (pdf).
8 April 2014: The Trillion Tonne Communiqué, sign up now
The Trillion Tonne Communiqué is open for sign up. Sign now to show your companies’ support for a global policy response to the explicit scientific warnings of the risks posed by the continuing rise in atmospheric greenhouse gases.
Read the press release (pdf).
February 2014: sign up to the new Communiqué
The new Communiqué is launching soon. If you have received an invitation from The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group to sign the new Communiqué please sign today. If you would like to know more about the new Communiqué please contact us.
November 2013: next Communiqué coming soon
The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) have been convening The Corporate Climate Communiqués since 2007. Each year the Communiqués have been a call from business for robust policy frameworks to tackle climate change. The CLG will be launching the next Communiqué in the series in 2014. If you’d like to be kept up to date about the new Communiqué please contact us.