Climate Change

Federation of French Industry (MEDEF)

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Paris, France

MEDEF seem to have consistently opposed strands of climate change regulations and policies. They appear to have opposed and successfully blocked a law on the energy transition in France in 2013. Instead they appear to support unconventional gas exploitation, raising concerns over the legitimacy of their apparent support for a phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies at COP21, agreed upon at the Business and Climate Summit in Paris in 2015. They also appear to be supporting a carbon tax at COP21, despite having been reported to successfully lobby against a carbon tax in France in 2010. They seem to have consistently expressed concern over what it sees as multiple and inconsistent climate targets, both in France and the EU. In addition, MEDEF seem to value a GHG emissions target over renewable energy and energy efficiency targets in the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Package, but still appear to advocate for a flexible target conditional on the outcomes of COP21.

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