Climate Change

German Industrial Federation (BDI)

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Berlin , Germany

BDI appear to have an active and largely negative engagement with climate change policy and regulations. They seem to have advocated for a binding UN Climate Treaty, although they do not appear to clearly support IPCC recommended action. Despite, in 2015, stating support for a global emissions trading scheme they appear to oppose the ETS’s Cross-Sector Correction Factor reforms, which aim to increase the effectiveness of the scheme, while supporting additional free emissions allowances. Further, although in 2014 they appear to have promoted energy efficiency standards for buildings, they also seem to warn against more ambitious EU energy efficiency and renewable energy targets, the EU energy tax directive. BDI Director General Markus Kerber's messaging appears to be highly negative, having opposed GHG emissions standards and measures to phase out coal in Germany, in addition to more stringent EU climate targets.

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 1 NA NS NS NS NA NA
Need for climate regulations 1 NS NS NS NS NS NA NA
UN Treaty Support 1 1 NA 0 1 2 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA 2
Carbon Tax -2 NS NA -1 0 NS NA NA
Emissions Trading -1 0 NA -2 -1 -1 NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 0 1 NA 0 1 -2 NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 0 0 NA -1 -2 -2 NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix -1 -2 NA NS -2 -2 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards -1 -2 NA 0 -1 -2 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 1 NS NA NA NA NA NA 0