Climate Change

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

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New Delhi , India

The Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) lobbying on climate change in India appears to be mixed but mostly positive. The CII has communicated support for subsidies and energy targets for renewables in India, including the generation-based incentive scheme for wind. They also appear to support carbon pricing mechanisms, with evidence suggesting support for both a carbon tax and emissions trading schemes. Evidence further suggests CII supports Indian energy efficiency standards. However, the Confederation of Indian Industry also appear to actively support a sustained role for coal in the Indian energy mix, advocating for a 150% increase in coal production in India from 2015-2020. The CII advocated to policy makers to increase the availability of coal mines in 2014 and in 2012 supported the reduction of customs duty on non-coking coal to zero, although in 2016 evidence suggests CII now supports the current Indian tax on coal use. Additionally, CII runs the Gas4India website and marketing campaign, promoting an increased use of natural gas in India, which supports the substitution of coal and oil in transport and energy with gas. However, in 2015-16 the Confederation of Indian Industry has also consisted communicated support for a low-carbon energy sector. The CII does not appear to be transparent about its relatively active engagement with climate policy.

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