Climate Change

Federation of French Industry (MEDEF)

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Paris, France

MEDEF is actively lobbying French and EU climate change policy with consistent negative support. Although MEDEF declared strong support for the Paris Agreement in 2015, they were prominent opponents of a law on the energy transition in France in 2013. MEDEF have lobbied for a GHG emissions target over renewable energy and energy efficiency targets in the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, supporting a flexible target conditional on COP21 outcomes. MEDEF also appear to have supported a carbon tax at COP21 in 2015, despite having previously successfully lobbied against a carbon tax in France. MEDEF seem to have consistently expressed concern over what it sees as multiple and inconsistent climate targets in both France and the EU. Additionally, in a 2013 consultation on the EU ETS MEDEF supported increasing free allowances for the energy and industrial sectors, weakening the effectiveness of the scheme. Evidence also suggests MEDEF support unconventional gas exploitation and the continued use of coal in the energy mix. However, in 2015 MEDEF also declared support for the phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies at COP21.

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