Climate Change

European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT)

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Brussels , Belgium

The European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT) appears to have lobbied on climate change policy with mostly negative positions. In the run up to COP21 in December 2015, the ERT stated support for a binding agreement and the need to keep warming to a 2°C target. However, despite stating support for the EU GHG emissions target, the ERT reportedly lobbied against the target being increased from 20% to 30% in October 2013. Also in 2013 and 2014, the ERT appears to have opposed EU energy efficiency and renewable energy targets in favour of a single EU climate target. Although the ERT has stated support for carbon markets generally, a 2015 position paper suggests ERT did not supported EU ETS reforms to increase the carbon price and therefore effectiveness of the scheme. However, in 2016, the ERT appears to have encouraged EU ETS reform in light of the ambitious international climate agreement at COP21, although it has continued to stress the need for carbon leakage protection through free allocation of emission permits. Evidence suggests that the ERT is not supporting an ambitious transition of the energy mix towards renewable energy and, instead, has actively promoted the increased role for gas in the energy mix.

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