German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)

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Frankfurt, Germany

The German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) is actively and negatively lobbying EU climate change policy. VCI’s support for a globally binding UN Treaty on climate change is juxtaposed by concerns for competitiveness and deindustrialization. In addition, VCI appears to oppose unilateral EU action to reduce emissions. Evidence indicates that VCI has lobbied against EU energy efficiency targets in 2012 and reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme to increase its effectiveness in 2014. The VCI also appears to have argued for the exemption of energy intensive industries from a tax to fund renewable energy development in Germany, it has opposed the German Energiewende (energy transformation) and has lobbied for an increased role for shale 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 2 NS NA NS NS -1 NA NA
Climate Science Stance NS -1 NA -1 NS NS NA NA
Need for Climate Regulation NS NS NA NS -1 NS NA NA
UN Treaty Support 1 1 NA NS 1 1 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA NA NA NA NA NA NS
Carbon Tax NS -1 NA NS NS NS NA NA
Emissions Trading 0 0 NA NS -2 0 NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS -1 NA NS NS -1 NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation -1 -2 NA NS -2 0 NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix -1 0 NA -1 -1 -1 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards -1 -1 NA NS -1 -1 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 2 NS NA NA NA NA NA NS
Climate Lobbying Governance NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS