Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

Climate and energy

CEO's work exposes the corporate capture of EU and international climate policies. It shows how corporate lobbying has resulted in a combination of weak CO2 reduction measures, the dominance of carbon markets and other false solutions such as agrofuels, nuclear energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. Broad awareness and collective mobilisation and pressure to demand real change are needed to force the EU to abandon false solutions and adopt effective and just climate policies.

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The corporate lobby tour

A revised Emissions Trading Directive is like red meat for the hungry pack of lobbyists that work the corridors of Brussels’ political institutions. Even minor differences in how pollution permits are handed out can result in profits or savings of millions of euros to big polluters.

Less than 18 months into the job, Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete is immersed in several scandals.

First CJA meeting post-COP21 ; Premier réunion CJA post-COP21

Canadian company TransCanada wants to sue the US for over US$15 billion in compensation - because President Obama rejected the contested Keystone XL oil pipeline. Another warning sign for extreme corporate rights in EU trade deals such as TTIP and CETA.

Stop the Crop

Alternative Trade Mandate