European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT)

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Brussels , Belgium

The European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT) is lobbying EU climate policy with negative engagement. Despite supporting a 2C global warming target in the run up to COP21 and continuing to support the Paris Agreement in 2017 the ERT has previously opposed EU energy efficiency and renewable energy targets in favour of a single GHG emissions reduction target in 2013-14. In 2017 the ERT appears to have also communicated support in a position paper for an emissions performance standard for the EU capacity market. Communications from the European Roundtable of Industrialists in 2015-16 suggest they do not support ambitious EU ETS reforms to increase the carbon price and effectiveness of the scheme. Furthermore, ERT’s Chairman, Benoit Potier stated in front of the French Senate in November 2016 that the "EU ETS does not work". Evidence suggests that the ERT is not supporting an ambitious transition of the energy mix towards renewable energy and, instead, has actively promoted an increased role for gas.

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