Climate Change

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

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Paris , France

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) does not appear to be actively lobbying national climate change legislation and has a mixed position on global climate change policy. Despite stating its support for “urgent action to tackle climate change on all fronts” on its website and advocating support for an ambitious UN Climate Treaty in 2015, ICC has also stressed that any response to climate change should come at the ‘lowest economic cost’. ICC Secretary General John Danilovich, in the run-up to COP21 in November 2015, appears to have expressed a preference for ‘self-regulatory frame-works’ over government regulation. ICC has supported the adoption of market based carbon pricing mechanisms, such as cap-and-trade schemes or carbon taxes, in G20 countries. However, it has also stressed concerns around carbon leakage and appears to condition this support on the need for resulting carbon prices not to be too ambitious. ICC appears to support energy efficiency standards as ‘a more viable option’ to carbon pricing policy in some countries, however, only for sectors where ‘price sensitivity is limited’. Despite Secretary General, John Danilovich, appearing support for the elimination of fossil fuel subsidies in 2015, the organization likewise does not appear to have supported subsidies for renewable energy and has also previously supported the increased use of unconventional gas in 2014.

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