European Round Table for Industry (ERT)

InfluenceMap Score
D+
Performance Band
52%
Organisation Score
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Sector:
All Sectors
Head​quarters:
Brussels , Belgium

Climate Lobbying Overview: The European Round Table for Industry (ERT) has limited but broadly negative engagement on climate policy, although its positions appear to have become more positive in the last year, publishing a position paper on 'Making the most of Europe’s Climate Leadership'.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: In 2020, the ERT stated support for climate neutrality in the EU by 2050 and for the European Green Deal in a position paper on the EU's climate leadership. The association supported a 2°C global warming target in the run up to COP21 and continued to support the Paris Agreement in 2017.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: 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 Round Table 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". However, in 2020, the ERT in a position paper regarding the EU's climate leadership stated support for the increased target of 55% emissions reductions by 2030, as well as carbon pricing as a measure to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The organization in this paper also appeared to support a carbon border adjustment mechanism under certain conditions, and advocated for legislation to facilitate the increase of renewable energy. The association also stated support for energy efficiency targets and policies in this 2020 position paper on European Climate Leadership.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Evidence suggests that the ERT supports the energy transition, in a position paper on the EU's climate leadership in 2020 advocating for the electrification of industry and the decarbonization of the energy mix. However, in the same paper the association seemed to support the use of natural gas as a transition fuel without specifying conditions on the use of CCS.

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