Australian Industry Greenhouse Network

InfluenceMap Score
D
Performance Band
47%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Kingston, Australia
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Australian Industry Greenhouse Network appears to recognize the need for action on climate change in line with IPCC science, but has been broadly unsupportive of ambitious climate policy.

Although AIGN has welcomed the signing of the Paris Agreement and offered support for limiting global temperatures to well below 2C, it continues to support the use of Kyoto carry-over credits in 2020 to meet Australia's emissions reduction commitment.

At federal level, AIGN expressed support in principle for both the safeguard mechanism and the National Energy Guarantee in 2018, although it qualified this support with the need to protect the trade competitiveness of EITE industries and advocated for a weaker emissions target under the NEG framework.

AIGN appears to be most active in lobbying around emissions trading schemes. In 2019, AIGN has expressed support for a "deep and liquid" market for emissions trading at an international level, but the emphasis is on lowest cost abatement rather than emissions reduction and it also opposed limits on emission credits. AIGN has repeatedly lobbied in favour of an emissions trading scheme for national emissions reductions. As part of this, AIGN advocates for the inclusion of international units (offsets), without, however, placing a limit on the quantity of international permits used. This has the potential to weaken domestic emissions reductions.

AIGN does not appear to support state level policy. In 2019, AIGN stated its preference for a national policy framework to respond to climate change, arguing that state-level policy would lead to duplication and inconsistencies. In 2016, AIGN lobbied against the implementation of renewable energy targets in Victoria and Tasmania, and it also opposed state-level emission reduction targets in Victoria in 2018.

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DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
0 NS NA -1 NS 1 NS NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
0 NS NA 0 NS 0 NS NA
Support of UN Climate Process
1 NS NA -1 -1 NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
0 NA NA NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS NA 0 -1 0 NS NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy
NS NS NA 0 NS NS NS NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
NS NS NA 1 -1 -1 NS NA
GHG Emission Regulation
-1 NS NA 0 -1 0 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
2 NA NA NA NA NA NS NA