Global Climate Coalition


Global Climate Coalition

The Global Climate Coalition was a group of mainly United States businesses opposing immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The group formed in 1989 as a response to several reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. A major scientific report on the severity of global warming by the IPCC in 2001 led to large-scale membership loss. Fact|date=July 2007 Since 2002 the GCC has been defunct, or in its own words, "deactivated" [http://web.archive.org/web/20060127223742/http://www.globalclimate.org/] .

It said of itself:

"The Global Climate Coalition has been deactivated. The industry voice on climate change has served its purpose by contributing to a new national approach to global warming" [http://www.globalclimate.org/] .

Benjamin D. Santer, a climate change researcher, wrote:

"The Global Climate Coalition - a less than disinterested party - has made serious allegations regarding the scientific integrity of the Lead Authors of Chapter 8, and of the IPCC process itself." [(Source: [http://www.sepp.org/ipcccont/Item08.htm E-mail correspondence between S. Fred Singer and Ben Santer] )]

Prominent members (to 1997)

* Exxon / Esso
* Ford
* Royal Dutch/Shell
* Texaco
* British Petroleum
* General Motors
* DaimlerChrysler
* The Aluminum Association

Between 1997 and the Coalition's deactivation in 2001, a number of its members left, as part of their move to acknowledge global warming and attempt to reduce their carbon emissions (see Business action on climate change). Dupont and British Petroleum left in 1997, Royal Dutch/Shell in 1998, Ford in 1999, and DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, and Texaco in 2000.

External links

* [http://www.globalclimate.org/ GCC homepage] - No longer active as of March 2006; [http://web.archive.org/web/20060127223742/http://www.globalclimate.org/ internet archive version]

References and notes

* Bob May, The Guardian, 27 January 2005, [http://www.guardian.co.uk/life/lastword/story/0,13228,1398885,00.html Under-informed]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Global Climate Coalition — Die Global Climate Coalition (GCC, deutsch: Globale Klima Koalition) war ein Interessenverband mehrerer Weltkonzerne vor allem der Automobilindustrie und der Mineralölindustrie, dessen Ziel es war, staatliche Maßnahmen zur Senkung der Emission… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Global Forest Coalition — The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) is a coalition of NGOs and Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations engaged in the global policy debate related to forests. The mission of the Global Forest Coalition is to advocate the rights of forest dependent… …   Wikipedia

  • Climate change policy of the George W. Bush administration — This article is about the climate change policy of the United States under the George W. Bush administration. Contents 1 Kyoto Protocol 2 Influence of industry groups 3 Political pressure on scientists …   Wikipedia

  • Climate change in Australia — Climate change has become a major issue in Australia due to drastic climate events since the turn of the 21st century that have focused government and public attention.[1] Rainfall in Australia has increased slightly over the past century,… …   Wikipedia

  • Global warming conspiracy theory — Global warming conspiracycite web | title = Equinox:Global Warming Conspiracy| url=http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/444184] and global warming conspiracy theorycite web |title =The Great Global Warming Swindle| publisher = The John Ray… …   Wikipedia

  • Climate Justice Now! — (CJN!) is a global coalition of networks and organizations campaigning for climate justice The coalition was founded at the UNFCCC meeting in Bali, and has since mobilised for UNFCCC meetings in Bangkok, Copenhagen and Cancun. Members CJN! list… …   Wikipedia

  • Global warming controversy — refers to a variety of disputes, significantly more pronounced in the popular media than in the scientific literature,[1][2] regarding the nature, causes, and consequences of global warming. The disputed issues involve the causes of increased… …   Wikipedia

  • Climate justice — is generally used as a term for viewing climate change as an ethical issue and considering how its causes and effects relate to concepts of justice, particularly social justice and environmental justice. For example examining issues such as… …   Wikipedia

  • Global Exchange — is an advocacy group and non governmental organization (NGO), based in San Francisco, California, United States. It was founded in 1988, and funds itself through memberships. Its stated aim is to promote human rights and social, economic, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Climate change in Washington — Main article: Climate change in the United States Digitally colored elevation map of Washington. Climate change in the American state of Washington is a subject of study and projection today. Contents …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.