World Steel Association

InfluenceMap Score
E
Performance Band
34%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Materials
Head​quarters:
Brussels, Belgium

Despite the World Steel Association having a limited engagement with specific pieces of climate change legislation, it appears to be negatively lobbying climate change policy in general. In a 2015 position paper, the organization warned against "ill-considered and damaging regulation that limits industrial development" and stressed the need for policies to promote a "global level playing field." The World Steel Association's director Edwin Basson has further expressed this in 2016 stating that regionally focused climate change policy represents the "worst possible solution", whilst its chairman Dr Wolfgang Eder has reportedly argued in 2015 that "Brussels must deregulate", until similar regulatory frameworks can be enacted on a global level. Dr Eder has continued to make this argument since COP21 - warning that the EU should not take it "as a cue to tighten further its climate targets." The World Steel Association appears to be particularly unsupportive of policy designed to raise the price of carbon, arguing this in its 2015 position paper that "carbon pricing mechanisms might jeopardise fair competition". The association's director Edwin Basson has argued that, without a global level playing field, the industry has no option than to be "reactive" to policy changes that affect carbon price. Despite appearing not to support EU emission reduction targets, the World Steel Association does appear to support more stringent emission standards in the automotive sector. Both the organization's chairman and director also appear to have criticized policies aimed at transitioning Europe to a low carbon economy.

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DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
0 NS NA NS -1 NS NA NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
-1 NS NA NS -1 -1 NA NA
Support of UN Climate Process
NS NS NA NS NS -1 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation
-1 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax
-1 NS NA NS -2 NS NA NA
Emissions Trading
-1 NS NA NS -1 NS NA NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Renewable Energy
NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
1 NS NA NS -1 -1 NA NA
GHG Emission Regulation
NS 1 NA NS NS -1 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships
2 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA