Climate Change

European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)

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Brussels , Belgium
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CEFIC is actively and negatively lobbying on a range of EU climate change regulations. CEFIC has opposed unilateral action on climate change in the European Union, also reportedly supporting a weaker INDC, and used the election of Donald Trump in the US to suggest that EU climate policy should be 'rebalanced'. Despite this, CEFIC did reiterate its support for the UN Climate Treaty in June 2017 in light of the US's decision to pull out from the Treaty. In 2017, CEFIC has stated support for a 'policy drive towards clean energy'. However, the organization has repeatedly opposed a binding EU renewable energy target. In a 2016 consultation with EU policy makers, CEFIC also argued that a drive towards renewable energy should be checked against the need to reduce regulatory burdens and called for renewable subsidy phase out 'as soon as possible'. In 2016 and 2017, CEFIC has also opposed a binding energy efficiency target for the industry, arguing that the EU ETS is a more efficient mechanism to reduce emissions. However, having opposed the introduction of the Market Stability Reserve in 2015, CEFIC continues to actively oppose reforms to the EU ETS - such as the 'tiered approach' to emission permitting or the border adjustment tax - to help increase the carbon price and therefore effectiveness of the scheme. CEFIC has instead been part of an effort to focus EU Parliamentary discussions on the need for protection from carbon leakage in order to maintain a supply of free emission permits to the industry.

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