German Chemical Industry Association(VCI)

InfluenceMap Score
E+
Performance Band
39%
Organisation Score
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Sector:
Chemicals
Head​quarters:
Frankfurt, Germany
Wikipedia:

Climate Lobbying Overview: The German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) is actively and negatively lobbying EU climate change policy.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: VCI’s support for a globally binding UN Treaty on climate change is juxtaposed by communications which stress concerns around industry competitiveness and deindustrialization. As such, VCI appears to not to support unilateral EU action to reduce emissions.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: In 2020, the VCI has voiced support for measures which might weaken the stringency of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, such as increased free allowances for industry. The organisation has also argued against extending the ETS to other sectors, in a position paper on Climate Protection Legislation. The VCI has also stated a preference for the issueance of free EU ETS allowances over a carbon border adjustment mechanism to protect against carbon leakage in Europe.

Positioning on Energy Transition: The VCI has previously argued for the exemption of energy intensive industries from a tax to fund renewable energy development in Germany, and it has opposed the German Energiewende (energy transformation) and has lobbied for an increased role for shale gas in the energy mix. In 2020, the association advocated for compensation for the phase out of coal from the energy mix.

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