European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)

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Brussels , Belgium
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CEFIC is broadly opposed to ambitious climate change policy within the EU. Despite stating support for the UN Climate Treaty, CEFIC has opposed unilateral action on climate change in the EU, arguing that climate ambition should not impact against EU industrial competitiveness, and in 2015 reportedly supported a weaker EU INDC. CEFIC has opposed a binding EU 2030 renewable energy target and in 2016 argued to EU policy makers that they should phase out renewable energy subsidies “as soon as possible.” In 2017, CEFIC supported energy efficiency policy for the building sector, however, throughout 2016-2017 also opposed binding energy efficiency obligations for industry, calling them a “de facto cap for growth”. CEFIC has also continually opposed reforms to the European Emissions Trading Scheme to improve its effectiveness, including the introduction of the Market Stability Reserve, a 'tiered approach' to emission permitting and a border adjustment tax.

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 0 0 NA -1 0 0 NA NA
Need for Climate Regulation 0 0 NA -2 -1 0 NA NA
UN Treaty Support 1 2 NA 1 1 0 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax -1 -2 NA NS NS -1 NA NA
Emissions Trading 0 -1 NA 0 -1 0 NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 0 0 NA -1 -1 0 NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation -1 0 NA -2 0 0 NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix 0 0 NA -1 0 0 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards 0 0 NA -1 NS -1 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 2 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA
Climate Lobbying Governance NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS