Trade Associations and Their Climate Policy Footprint

Following InfluenceMap’s Corporate Climate Policy Footprint report issued in September, we assess the 50 most influential industry groups when it comes to policy directed at greenhouse gas emissions. The analysis reveals that a relatively small group of six of the 50 most influential industry groups are supportive, mostly representing the renewable energy sectors. However, their influence is far outweighed by the other 44 on the list whose lobbying is oppositionalto climate change policy.

Leading the charge on the supportive side are renewable energy trade groups SolarPower Europe, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and WindEurope. An energy-of-the-futureadvocacy group, the California based Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), whose members include tech giants Apple, Microsoft and Amazon, also makes the cut. While these groups are positive and active on climate policy in their regions,their relatively weak influence compared to the larger cross-sector trade groups like the US Chamber makes them less influential overall on climate.

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Trade Associations and Their Climate Policy Footprint