Energy and Climate Change

20 January 2015

Position Papers & Facts and Figures


This folder contains the views on energy and climate change, illustrated with facts and figures, of the CEOs and Chairmen of some of Europe’s leading industrial companies.

It includes specific factsheets covering the following areas:

  • European Energy Security
  • European Single Energy Market
  • 2030 Framework for Energy and Climate Change
  • International Climate Agreement

Energy and climate action are the cornerstones for building a sustainable future for Europe.

Bruno Lafont
Co-Chairman, LafargeHolcim

The main points are summarised in 10 high-level messages which are further elaborated in the folder:

  1. Growth, competitiveness and climate policy: mutually reinforcing
  2. Energy cost and prices: essential drivers of the EU’s industrial competitiveness
  3. Energy efficiency: unleash untapped potential
  4. Energy policies: coordinate EU action
  5. Predictability to unlock investment and innovation
  6. Energy supply must be diversified: a matter of cost and security
  7. Gas and power: connect the EU
  8. Climate commitment: engaging EU partners is a key success factor
  9. GHG emissions reduction: flexibility reduces costs
  10. Climate policy: an opportunity for the EU if innovation is European