Eurometaux

InfluenceMap Score
D
Performance Band
47%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Materials
Head​quarters:
Brussels , Belgium
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Climate Lobbying Overview: EUROMETAUX appears to have a broadly negative position on climate and energy policy but has become increasingly positive since 2018 in its top-line messaging on climate ambition and the energy transition. The association has high engagement with climate policy, with notable negative lobbying positions on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: EUROMETAUX has welcomed the Paris Agreement and in 2020 on the website advocated for an ambitious global agreement to limit CO2 emissions. The Director General Guy Thiran, in a 2019 press release, appeared to support the European Green Deal and also stated support for an ambitious industrial strategy to accompany it, but stressed the threat of carbon leakage without “coherent regulation” due to unilateral action.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: EUROMETAUX does not appear to support an ambitious EU ETS, advocating directly to policymakers against reforms which would increase the carbon price and effectiveness of the scheme such as supporting indirect compensation in a meeting with the Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson in 2020. In 2020, the association stated support on its corporate website for measures which weaken the effectiveness of the scheme to protect the competitiveness of energy-intensive industry, such as keeping the benchmark allocation at 97% and full compensation for direct and indirect costs of the EU ETS. In a joint letter to Vice President Timmermans in 2020, EUROMETAUX supported a carbon border adjustment mechanism alongside existing exemptions for exposed sectors from the EU ETS such as free allocation of allowances.

Positioning on Energy Transition: EUROMETAUX appears to support the transition of the energy mix. In a 2020 press release on the EU’s Chemical Strategy, the association appeared to support society’s transition away from fossil fuels in support of the goal of climate neutrality. In a European Energy Forum Briefing for Members of European Parliament Advisors and Assistants in 2021, the association also advocated for policies to help decarbonize the metals sector and for carbon-free electricity.

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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 NA NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
NS 0 NA -1 NS 1 NA NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
0 0 NA NS NS 0 NA NA
Support of UN Climate Process
0 1 NA NS NS 1 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation
1 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax
NS -1 NA 0 NS -1 NA NA
Emissions Trading
0 0 NA 0 -1 0 NA NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
-1 0 NA -1 -1 NS NA NA
Renewable Energy
-1 0 NA -1 -1 NA NA NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
0 0 NA 1 NS 1 NA NA
GHG Emission Regulation
-2 0 NA NS NS NS NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships
1 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA