European Steel Association (Eurofer)

InfluenceMap Score
D
Performance Band
49%
Organisation Score
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Sector:
Materials
Head​quarters:
Brussels, Belgium
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

The European Steel Association (Eurofer) is lobbying EU climate change policy with mixed and mostly negative positions. EUROFER has stated that the EU’s long-term strategy is a “high-risk operation” on the grounds that it threatens the competitiveness of EU industry. As such, they have stressed the need for regulation from non-EU countries. EUROFER has criticised the EU ETS for not securing a “global level playing field”. Between 2015-17, the group lobbied against an ambitious EU ETS reforms, for example, organising a letter from the steel industry in 2017 opposing measures including the reduction of free emissions allowances. Eurofer has also opposed reforms such as the cross-sector correction factor and the market stability reserve. In 2020, Eurofer voiced support for a carbon border adjustment mechanism in a position paper on the European Green Deal, on the condition that the measure be supplementary to the ETS's carbon leakage protection, the allocation of free allowances. In this paper, Eurofer also stated support for measures which would decrease the effectiveness of the ETS such as indirect cost compensation. Whilst EUROFER has voiced support for EU rules on car and van emissions, it appears unsupportive of EU energy efficiency standards or targets for industry, suggesting they are incompatible with economic growth. While Eurofer’s communications in 2018-19 have indicated growing support for transitioning to a low-carbon economy, the organisation has also advocated against renewable energy subsidies, stressing the need for “market-based” measure to support renewable energy over binding government regulation.

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