Climate Change

European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC)

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Brussels , Belgium
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CEFIC appear to be actively and negatively involved in numerous strands of climate change regulations in the EU. Although they have stated in 2015 that they are actively supporting the UN Climate Treaty, comments made by their Director General in 2014 suggested they may have been opposing unilateral action by the EU in the lead up to the Treaty and they were also reported in May 2015 to be supporting weaker Intended Nationally Determined Contributions. They seem to have opposed EU renewable energy and energy efficiency targets and measures to transition the energy mix and advocated for weaker EU 2030 GHG emissions targets in EU consultations in 2013 and 2014. They also appear to have stated that they did not support the EU 2030 targets when they were released in 2014. They appear to be particularly actively opposing reform of the EU ETS; this can be seen on their website, in consultations in 2013 and 2015 and in comments by their Director-General, Hubert Mandery in 2014 and 2015.

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 NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
UN Treaty Support 1 2 NA 1 -1 -1 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 2 NA NA NA NA NA NA 2
Carbon Tax -1 -2 NA NS 1 -1 NA NA
Emissions Trading -2 -2 NA -2 -2 -2 NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards -2 NS NA -2 NS NS NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation -1 NS NA -2 NS NS NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix -2 NS NA -2 -1 -1 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards -1 -2 NA -1 NS -1 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 2 NS NA NA NA NA NA 1