22 June 2011

Industry lobbyists gunning for EU climate targets

Proposals to increase the EU's carbon emissions target from 20 - 30 per cent and the EU's new Roadmap for moving to a low-carbon economy by 2050, have been met by heavy opposition from industry lobbies. Here's a new report (co-authored with Corporate Europe Observatory) which shows how BusinessEurope, the European Chemical Industry Council and Eurofer (Confederation of Iron and Steel Industries) have bullied the European Commission, exploiting tension between DG Energy and DG Clima to weaken the EU's climate targets: Caught in the cross-hairs: how industry lobbyists are gunning for EU climate targets

No comments: