Main Results of the Survey:
- Price expectations for European Union Allowances (EUAs) were corrected upwards and depict a positive trend in the medium and long term.
- The EU ETS generated only weak incentives for firms to implement carbon abatement measures.
- In previous years, the regulated companies increased their emission allowance trading activity. This trend was reversed in 2014.
- Only 15 per cent of the respondents see it as likely that an international climate agreement will be reached at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
- A binding international climate agreement is considered to be less harmful for companies’ competitiveness than Europe-wide or national climate actions.