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A Marshall Plan for Global Warming

“The heat-trapping gases that are a necessary byproduct of economic activity pose difficult policy challenges for the world’s leading economies. One sensible, and politically achievable, way forward is the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (AP6),” Dr. Margo Thorning, ICCF managing director, told readers of the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s English language newspaper, in an op-ed published on 25 October 2006.

Please click here to read Dr. Thorning’s op-ed.



ICCF Brings Brussels into Dialogue on Potential Asia-Pacific Pact

According to a new economic analysis released 28 June 2006 by the International Council for Capital Formation, market-based institutional reforms in China and India and other developing countries could reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by almost as much as the Kyoto Protocol while increasing economic growth. The new study, "The Asia Pacific Partnership: Its Role in Promoting A Positive Climate for Investment, Economic Growth and Greenhouse Gas Reductions" by Drs. W. David Montgomery and Sugandha D.

Dr. Harlan Watson, Senior Climate Negotiator and Special Representative, U.S. Department of State (center), discusses talks with forum participants. (Photo by Photo European Parliament)
Tuladhar of CRA International highlights the key role that the business community can play in encouraging reforms such as intellectual property protection, reduction in state ownership of major industries and electric power generation and reductions in corruption. The new analysis was discussed by government officials and business sector representatives at a workshop in Brussels hosted by the ICCF, ENEL and the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

To read the Montgomery-Tuladhar analysis, please click here.


UN Commission on Sustainable Development Hears ICCF Views

ICCF Managing Director Dr. Margo Thorning spoke before the UN Commission on Sustainable Development on May 5, 2006 as it ended the first week of its two-week session on the challenges and opportunities related to investing in energy and industrial development. Appearing with Dr. Thorning on the panel were Faith Birol, Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency in Paris and Christine Woerlen, Climate Change Focal Area, Global Environment Facility.

To read more about the presentations, please click here.


ICCF Managing Director Appears before U.S. Senate Subcommittee
on Global Climate Change and Impacts

Dr. Margo Thorning, Managing Director, International Council for Capital Formation, appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Global Climate Change and Impacts on April 5, 2006 as an invited witness on a panel of climate policy experts. Dr. Thorning’s testimony focused on “The Impact of Voluntary Measures and the Asia-Pacific Partnership for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions.” Also on the panel were David Doniger, climate policy director, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Dr. David Montgomery, vice president of CRA International and co-head of CRA’s global environment practice. You can get one day car insurance for young people from 1daycarinsurance.biz

Click here to read Dr. Thorning’s testimony.


The Cost of Kyoto for Europe and Alternative Courses After 2012

During and ICCF presentation at anIstituto Bruno Leoni workshop in Strasbourg, Dr. Margo Thorning, managing director, International Council for Capital Formation, presented an analysis of "The Cost of Kyoto for Europe and Alternative Courses After 2012" at the 17 January 2006 workshop sponsored by Istituto Bruno Leoni in Strasbourg, France.

Click here to read Dr. Thorning's presentation.


ICCF's Margo Thorning Examines the Economic Effects of Cutting CO2 Emissions

Margo Thorning Interview

In this OnPoint Interview with E&E Television, Margo Thorning, managing director of the International Council for Capital Formation, explains how Kyoto will affect European economies.

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ICCF Studies Prompt International Media Focus

Coal Hearted: Blair dumped on over warming
MSNBC News -- November 14, 2005

Kyoto Poses Economic Threat to Germany, U.K.: Study
The Calgary Herald -- November 8, 2005

KYOTO: STUDIO, ITALIA RISCHIA +13% PREZZI ENERGIA
E -2% PIL ICCF, 200.000 POSTI PERSI IN 2010
ANSA News ( Italian) -- November 7, 2005

Kyoto Protocol Will Cut Europe's Economic Growth
Bloomberg News -- November 7, 2005

Kyoto to ‘Reduce Europe’s Growth’
BBC News -- November 7, 2005

Europe Risks Economic Damage from Kyoto - Study
Reuters News -- November 7, 2005

Europe Risks Economic Damage from Kyoto
The New Zealand Herald -- November 7, 2005

Europe Risks Economic Damage from Kyoto - Study
ABC News -- November 6, 2005

EU Energy Supplies: Integrating Climate Change Policies and Renewable Energy Standards with the Goal of a Secure Energy Future
A Workshop Sponsored by the International Council for Capital Formation in Brussels

Reports on the Economic Cost of the Kyoto Protocol to Italy, Spain and the U.K.
October 18, 2005

Presentation Shows Europe Cost Effective Strategies for Climate Control
April 28, 2005

Think Tanks Warn "Cost of Kyoto 10 to 15 Times Over EU Predictions"
January 10, 2004

Climate Change Policy and Economic Growth: A Way Forward to Ensure Both
December 14, 2004

Leading Economist Declares "The Kyoto Protocol isn't a step forward, it's a step backward"
December 14, 2004


Breakfast on Climate Change Policy And Global Economic Development

Dr. Margo Thorning, managing Director of the International Council for Capital Formation, joined U.S. and European companies at a breakfast hosted by the U.S. Mission to discuss climate change policy and cost effective strategies. Click on the link below to view Dr. Thorning's power point presentation on this timely topic.

Margo Thorning : Climate Change Policy: Cost Effective Strategies (PPT)

Conference on Climate Change Policy And Global Economic Development

Dr. Margo Thorning, managing Director of the International Council for Capital Formation, Mr. Julian Morris, Director of International Policy Network and Dr. Andrei Illarionov, Senior Economic Advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, discussed the impact of reductions in CO2 on the economies of both developing and industrialized countries which have ratified the Kyoto Protocol Friday October 1, 2004 at a Press Conference hosted by ICCF.

Click on the links below for highlights of this timely presentation:

Andrei Illarionov: The Kyoto Protocol: An Assault on Economic Growth, Environment, Public Safety, Science and Human Civilization Itself (PPT)

Margo Thorning: Climate Change Policy And Global Economic Development (PDF)

Margo Thorning: Climate Change Policy And Global Economic Development (PPT)

Julian Morris: Climate Change & Sustainable Development (PDF)

Julian Morris: Climate Change & Sustainable Development (PPT)

 

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