Climate Change

Federation of German Industries (BDI)

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Berlin , Germany

The Federation of German Industries (BDI) appears to be negatively lobbying climate change regulation in Germany and Europe. BDI appears to have advocated for a binding UN Climate Treaty at COP21. However, while BDI communicated support for a 40% EU 2030 GHG emission target in 2015, it opposed national targets and in 2016 lobbied against a proposed 55% emissions reduction plan in Germany. Despite stating support for a global emissions trading scheme in 2015, BDI does not appear to have supported ambitious emissions trading policy in the EU ETS and has opposed reforms such as the Cross-Sector Correction Factor whilst supporting the allocation of additional free emissions allowances to industry. BDI has also warned against 30% EU energy efficiency and renewable energy targets in Europe and has advocated against renewable energy legislation in Germany, including feed-in tariffs in 2013 and the EGG levy in 2016. BDI Director General Markus Kerber's messaging appears to be highly negative, having opposed greenhouse gas emissions standards and measures to phase out coal in Germany, in addition to more stringent EU climate targets. BDI has supported a sustained role for coal in the German energy mix, using competitiveness arguments to oppose coal power station closures.

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 NS NS NS NA NA
Need for climate regulations 1 NS NS NS NS NS NA NA
UN Treaty Support 1 1 NA NS 1 1 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA NA NA NA NA NA 2
Carbon Tax -2 NS NA -1 0 NS NA NA
Emissions Trading 0 0 NA -1 0 -1 NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 0 0 NA 0 1 -2 NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 0 0 NA 0 -2 -2 NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix -1 -2 NA NS -1 -1 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards -1 -1 NA 0 -1 -1 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 1 NS NA NA NA NA NA 0