A top-level business alliance has called on UK and EU leaders to ensure Brexit includes a comprehensive Climate and Energy Chapter, amid worries about the UK’s commitment to international climate policies after the country leaves the European Union. “The continued implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change is essential to provide clear, long-term and stable signals to guide business investment in low carbon infrastructure,” says the letter, dated 4 September. The missive, signed by CEOs from ten leading energy companies and trade associations, will be sent to European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker and UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday (4 September). Signatories include Unilever, the British-Dutch consumer goods multinational, and French energy giants EDF and Engie, as well as trade associations Energy UK, Renewable-UK and WindEurope.
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