Climate Change

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

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Calgary, Canada

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is negatively lobbying Canadian climate change policy. CAPP has emphasized concerns around the impact on industry competitiveness when considering regional responses to climate change and appears to consider climate regulations ‘added costs’ for industry. CAPP was reportedly instrumental in the undermining of the proposed Canadian Clean Air Act in 2013 and, in 2016, directly lobbied the Canadian government to weaken proposed methane emission standards by supporting a delay in implementation and proposing voluntary standards as an alternative to a legislative response. CAPP also appears not to support ambitious carbon pricing policies and lobbied against Albertan carbon tax and emission trading policies in 2013, although later appears to have tied some support for Albertan emissions trading to new pipeline developments. Between 2015-2017 CAPP has also stipulated some support for a federal carbon tax, but only if it is revenue-neutral and recycles funds back into the industry, whilst in 2017 it has criticized current carbon tax policies for making regions of Canada uncompetitive. CAPP actively engages policymakers to promote a high GHG emissions energy mix, including the long-term exploitation of Albertan tar sands and the continuation of Canadian fossil fuel subsides including Alberta’s royalty credit program.

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