Mining Association of Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
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The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has a mixed engagement with climate change policy in Canada. MAC emphasizes carbon leakage concerns to advocate for climate policy that includes protection for emission intensive sectors and appears to downplay the emissions impact of oil sand production to reject significant GHG emission reductions in the sector. The Mining Association of Canada communicated support for carbon pricing in a 2016 policy statement, clarifying its support with the exception that trade exposed industries must be protected and that policies are revenue-neutral. However, MAC appears unsupportive of the British Columbia carbon tax, with its CEO, Pierre Gratton, criticizing the policy in 2016 for raising costs for the mining industry and not adequately protecting against carbon leakage. Evidence further suggests that the MAC advocates for a high GHG emissions energy mix, engaging policymakers to support both the approval of new pipelines for the Albertan Tar Sand industry in 2016 and the extension of the Mineral Exploration tax credit, a coal subsidy, in multiple interactions with the Canadian government in 2014 and 2016.

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