Organisation Name
BusinessEurope
InfluenceMap Query
Climate Science Stance
Data Source
CEO Messaging
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-0.47

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Not fully supporting IPCC need for drastic action

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Suggesting the EU may need to lower its climate change ambition to avoid economic damage. (Bloomberg, BusinessEurope, Director General, Marcus Beyrer, March 2015)

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Overall on energy, “we have much higher political costs in Europe,” Beyrer said, citing renewable-energy policies that cause “market distortion” and environmental efforts that are out of sync with global standards. If the rest of the world doesn’t sign on to the EU’s ambitions for reducing emissions targets, he said it may be time for Europe to “discuss our level of ambition” to avoid economic damage.

Created: 26/06/2015 Last edited: 08/09/2015

 

Not fully supporting IPCC need for drastic action

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Stressing competitive disadvantage of ambitious climate policy (Journal General de l'Europe, Director General Markus Beyrer, March 2018)

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While an ambitious European energy and climate policy is needed, it also creates significant costs and constraints, especially for businesses. If third-country companies such as the United States, China or Russia are not subject to the same standards, this weakens the competitiveness of European companies engaged in an increasingly competitive global market.

Created: 01/03/2019 Last edited: 18/04/2019

 

Unclear if supporting IPCC need for drastic action

InfluenceMap Comment:

Supporting EU ambition of net-zero GHG emissions, but not specific about what date the organisation believes this should be achieved. Arguing that whether achieved by "around mid-century" will depend on a number of conditions (BusinessEurope, Press Release, April 2019)

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BusinessEurope Director General Markus J. Beyrer said: “The European business community stands behind the EU ambition to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. [...] Whether climate neutrality is possible by around mid-century in order to limit global average temperature increases to 1.5°C will depend on meeting a set of crucial framework conditions and actions. This means Europe needs a comprehensive industrial strategy for investments, large-scale availability of affordable low-carbon energy, full participation of its citizens and rapid convergence of global actions

Created: 30/04/2019 Last edited: 30/04/2019