Climate Change

Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

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London, United Kingdom

CBI appears to have a broadly positive although mixed engagement with climate change policy and regulations. They strongly support the need for an urgent response to climate change, the UN Climate Treaty and a binding EU 2030 GHG emissions target. They advocated for progressive reform of the EU ETS in 2013, although also appear to have opposed a UK cap and trade scheme in 2012. Likewise, although they seem to support UK energy efficiency and renewable energy legislation, they also appear to have opposed EU energy efficiency and renewable energy targets in a 2013 consultation. Despite having made statements supporting the transition of the energy mix in 2012 and 2014, they also seem to advocate for fossil fuel subsidies in information on their website. They further appear to have strongly opposed the UK carbon tax, repeatedly advocating for it to be frozen in statements on their website and by their CEO, John Cridland, in 2014).

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