Europe

European Cement and Carbon Pricing Regulatory Risk

November 2016

New research by InfluenceMap finds that the European cement industry is not disclosing the financial risks it would face in response to a meaningful price on carbon, while continuing to undermine regulations that would enable such a price.

Fossil Fuel Subsidies in the G7 and EU

November 2016

A year on from Paris, France comes top in the analysis of the G7 countries but there is significant misalignment among other members on their commitment to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2025.

BusinessEurope's narrow climate change vision

October 2016

InfluenceMap's detailed analysis shows that BusinessEurope appears to be misrepresenting European Business on climate issues.

Oil Companies Waking Up to Climate Risk

April 2016

The clear trend is greater disclosure by the oil/gas industry of regulatory risk posed by climate policy with emphasis of a likely shift following the Paris Agreement. Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Valero Energy all imply that significant regulatory risk at the national levels is on ...

EU NOx Emissions:
How the Automotive Lobbied Policy

January 2016

New analysis, requested by the Greens/EFA Group within the European Parliament, reveals a strong correlation between the obstructionist attitudes of key automotive manufacturers toward EU NOx policy and the position of the member states that ...

Gridlock in UK Power Markets

October 2017

This report finds the Big Six utility companies have undue influence on UK energy policy and regulation, hindering the clean energy transition and posing significant investor risk.

European Cement and the EU ETS

February 2017

Since the conception of the EU ETS over a decade ago, the European cement industry has succeeded in crippling the original ambition of the policy, which was to decarbonise European industry, whilst booking billions of Euros in pure profits from the allocation of credits.

North Sea Oil and Gas Taxation and Lobbying

March 2017

The last few years has seen a significant reduction in the tax North Sea operators pay to extract oil and gas, to the point where the UK Treasury is now paying the sector £24m per year to operate. The industry has achieved this by a variety of influencing tactics aimed at multiple levels of the ...

Big Oil’s Real Agenda on Climate Change

March 2019

How the oil majors have spent $1Bn since Paris on narrative capture and lobbying on climate

The EU’s Climate Ambition:
Who's on Board (and Who's Not)

May 2019

A detailed analysis of key trade groups and how they are positioning themselves for the future of climate in Europe

Industry Groups and their Carbon Footprints

September 2019

US Lobbyists Dominate the List of the World's Most Influential and Negative on Climate

Asset Managers and Climate Change

November 2019

How the sector performs on portfolios, engagement and resolutions

The EU's Sustainable Finance Taxonomy

December 2019

An analysis of how business has sought to influence this key EU policy

The COVID-19 Crisis and Climate Lobbying

April 2nd, 2020

In this briefing, InfluenceMap looks at evidence in two areas on the COVID-19 crisis' intersection with climate lobbying.

The ECB's Pandemic-related Corporate Bond Purchasing

April 15th 2020

A new briefing from UK based think tank InfluenceMap shows how the European Central Bank (ECB) has embarked on its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (PEPP) bond buying progamme that has spent 50bn in the last three weeks.

Corporate Lobbying on the EU's Ecolabel

April 20th 2020

New analysis from InfluenceMap has tracked significant lobbying on the EU Ecolabel since late 2018, as part of a wider ongoing research process covering the EU’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan and how the corporate sector is influencing the process.

Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Are Dominating Climate Policy Battles During COVID-19

July 9th, 2020

New research from InfluenceMap shows the oil and gas sector to have dominated climate-related policy battles throughout COVID-19 crisis.

Lobbying on the EU Taxonomy's Green Criteria

December, 2020

Intensive lobbying throughout 2020 from ‘real economy’ sectors has extracted significant concessions from the European Commission on its EU Sustainable Finance taxonomy.

Asset Managers and Climate Change 2021

January, 2021

FinanceMap's Asset Managers and Climate Change for 2021 looks at the sector's performance on portfolios, stewardship (engagement), and shareholder resolutions.

Gas & Power Companies Divided on the EU's Taxonomy

February 2021

European companies backing robust, science-based regulation on CO2 emissions under the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy are also performing better on stock markets when compared with their peers that are opposing the same policy, according to analysis of InfluenceMap's policy position scores and f...

The Battle For Ambitious EV Policy in the UK

March 2021

The UK Government’s ambitions on transport decarbonization are likely at risk due to the influence of a minority group of automotive interests opposed to binding policy on an internal combustion engine (ICE) phase out.

CA100+ Target Companies and the EU Taxonomy

April, 2021

Despite the CA100+ initiative having clear expectations on Paris-aligned lobbying, only 2 of the 31 CA100+ target companies found to be engaging on the taxonomy appear to be supportive of its science-based guidance with 4 companies advocating mixed or unclear positions, leaving more than 80% push...

The Aviation Industry and European Climate Policy

June, 2021

New research shows the aviation sector has emerged as one of the strongest opponents of climate policy in Europe. While many industrial sectors are in the process of transformation in response to the EU’s strengthened climate agenda, the aviation sector has instead pursued a lobbying strategy to ...

Industry Associations and European Climate Ambition

July, 2021

These groups are funded by some of Europe’s largest corporations including Volkswagen Group, LafargeHolcim, TotalEnergies, Repsol, and ArcelorMittal, all of whom are now touting net-zero targets for climate, as well as supporting climate science and the UNFCCC process in the run-up to COP26.

The A-List of Climate Policy Engagement 2021

October, 2021

To qualify, a company must exhibit sufficient support for ambitious climate policy, strategic levels of engagement with climate policy, and leadership in its sector. Links to industry associations egregiously opposing climate policy can disqualify a company from the list.

German Automakers And Climate Policy

November, 2021

German automakers dominate the fight to weaken climate regulation

The EU's Green Deal vs The Fossil Gas Industry

February, 2022

An analysis of industry's playbook to promote fossil gas in Europe

European Automotive Suppliers & EU Climate Policy

January 13th, 2022

How Auto Parts Makers are Lobbying to Delay EU’s Decarbonization Agenda

Does Corporate Europe Support Paris-Aligned Climate Policy?

April 2022

InfluenceMap’s new platform tracks the climate change policy engagement activity of over 70 companies and 30 industry associations headquartered in the EU. Findings include an overall ranking for each company and industry association based on InfluenceMap’s A-to-F system of scoring, indicating su...

The Energy Charter Treaty and Corporate Engagement with EU Climate Policy

June 2022

An Analysis of the Energy Charter Treaty’s Potential Impact on EU Climate Goals

Airlines and European Climate Policy

July 2022

New research shows how legacy airlines are leading opposition to European climate policy, amidst a growing divide within the airline industry in their climate policy engagement.

Oil/Gas Sector Climate Lobbying Update:
July 2022

August 2022

An overview of the corporate lobbying detected by InfluenceMap related to oil, fossil gas, and methane for the month of July 2022.