Climate Change


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Czech Republic, Prague

CEZ Group is actively lobbying on energy and climate policy with mixed support. CEZ Group supports an ambitious GHG emission reduction target for Europe. However, despite urging more EU climate action in 2016 following the Paris Agreement, CEZ Group does not support a regulatory response to climate change in principle, arguing on its website that efforts towards decarbonization should instead be market-based. CEZ Group favours ‘market mechanisms’ as the best way to achieve emission reductions and supports the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). In 2015 through direct consultation with EU policy makers, the company advocated in support of EU ETS reform, including Market Stability Reserve, to fix the over allocation of emission allowances. CEZ Group has been clear that it supports a single GHG emission reduction target in Europe, instead of multiple climate and energy targets. Consistent with this, the company’s website states its opposition to all binding energy efficiency targets and it directly opposed an EU target in a 2014 consultation with EU policy makers. In another consultation in 2016 on the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), CEZ Group stated its preference for market-based emission reductions and asked for any target to remain ‘indicative’. CEZ Group further opposes an EU-wide renewable energy target, suggesting that member states should set the level of ambition for renewable energy support. As part of its involvement with the Magritte Group and other industry coalitions, CEZ Group has directly lobbied against separate EU targets for energy efficiency and renewable energy.

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

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.