29 Mar '12, 1pm

Corporations battle over European emissions targets: European businesses are deeply divided over EU’s climate an...

Corporations battle over European emissions targets: European businesses are deeply divided over EU’s climate an...

Reading the business pages, you might think that sustainability darlings like Ikea, Siemens, Novo Nordisk, Unilever and Nokia dominate the EU business community. That is by no means the case -- especially in a time of economic downturn. Right now, big corporations are nervously fighting among themselves over the EU’s climate and energy policy. The most active business organization, Business Europe, is lobbying heavily against higher ambitions, a move that contradicts the conventional picture of a mostly green European business community. Business Europe is the umbrella organization of 41 national business organizations in the 27-member states, similar to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in structure and political profile. It has no serious competitors and can, unchallenged, claim to speak on behalf of the entire European business community, including small, medium and big busi...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/03/29/corporations-figh...

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