Climate Change


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Stavanger, Norway

Statoil's engagement in climate policy appears varied with notable opposition to strands of climate legislation. In 2015 it supported a global climate change treaty at COP21 and commended the World Bank communique on carbon pricing. In 2016 Statoil also strongly advocated for a global carbon tax and the worldwide transition from coal to gas. It nonetheless labelled the IEA's 450 Scenario as unrealistic and urged EU policymakers to develop market mechanisms over Command-and-Control climate regulation. In 2013 Statoil encouraged the repeal of Article 7A of the EU Fuel Quality Directive and was a key member of the Pan-European Oil Sands Team which opposed the directive. Additionally, in 2014 Statoil appeared not to support the EU 2020 energy and climate targets but did encourage robust targets for 2030. Whilst supportive of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in general, it has highlighted the potential negative impact of the Market Stability Reserve (designed to make the scheme more effective). Although Statoil in 2016 strongly advocated for EU legislation to support renewable generation, it was also reportedly involved in undermining post 2020 EU renewable energy targets and subsidies in 2015 through the One Target Coalition. Statoil supports the transition of the energy mix from coal to gas. Statoil holds board membership of the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP), which have obstructed climate legislation in the U.S. and Europe respectively.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 2 2 NS 2 2 NS NA
Climate Science Stance 0 -1 NA NS -2 0 NS NA
Need for climate regulations 0 NS NS 0 0 0 0 NA
UN Treaty Support 1 1 NS NS 2 2 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -1 NA 0 NA NA NA NS 0
Carbon Tax 1 2 NS NS 2 1 NS NA
Emissions Trading 2 NS 2 -1 1 1 0 NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS -1 1 0 NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS -1 NS -2 0 NS 0 NA
Energy Policy and Mix 0 0 NS -1 0 0 0 NA
GHG Emission Standards 1 2 1 0 2 -1 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NS 1 NA NA NA NS 2
Strength of Relationship

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.