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Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group

“Big, ambitious long-term climate targets help governments and business alike”

12 June 2019, 11:21 BST 2 min read

London, 12 May 2019: Today the UK government has announced that it will adopt a net zero carbon target, following recommendations from the recent report from the UK Committee on Climate Change.

Responding to the news, Helen Clarkson, CEO of The Climate Group, the international non-profit with a mission of accelerating climate action, said:

“Today’s announcement to enshrine a net zero target into UK law should be welcomed by business. Big, ambitious long-term climate targets help governments and business alike. The UK’s bold leadership helps improve certainty to invest at the scale and speed required.

“Companies that we work with to set strong climate targets, such as going fully renewable or purchasing electric vehicles, are meeting or exceeding expectations and making significant profit along the way. We hope that today’s announcement will inspire all British business to act now and help protect our planet for all.”

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About The Climate Group

The Climate Group’s mission is to accelerate climate action to achieve a world of no more than 1.5°C of global warming and greater prosperity for all. We do this by bringing together powerful networks of business and governments that shift global markets and policies. We focus on the greatest global opportunities for change, take innovation and solutions to scale, and build ambition and pace. We are an international non-profit organization, founded in 2004, with offices in London, New Delhi and New York. Our business initiatives EV100, EP100 and RE100 are brought to you as part of the We Mean Business coalition.

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