FACTSHEET: Margo Thorning
Executive Vice President and Director of Research, American Council for Capital Formation
Managing Director, International Council for Capital Formation
Dr. Thorning has been a leading critic of the Kyoto Protocol, and of efforts to cut emissions of greenhouse gases.
"Dr. Thorning received a B.A. from Texas Christian University, an M.A. in economics from the University of Texas, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Georgia."
3 May, 1999
Testifed before Congress that the Kyoto Protocol would hurt the US economy.
Source: "Global warming bill introduced in U.S. Senate," O&G Journal, 5/3/99
30 January, 2004
Organised a press briefing in Washington with guest speaker Andrei Illarionov, Putin's economic advisor, to speak out against the Kyoto Protocol.
1 October, 2003
Presented her paper, "Kyoto and Beyond: Economic Impact on Developed Economies," as a member of the Corporate Carbon Strategies Panel at the World Climate Change Conference in Moscow. Thorning discouraged Russia from ratifying the Kyoto Protocol.
Source: "Kyoto: Should Russia ratify?" PR Newswire European, 10/1/03
Return to Rio: Reexamining Climate Change Science, Economics, and Policy
The relationship of Margo Thorning to the event: Presenter
American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research
Source: ACCF website 06/06
George C. Marshall Institute
Source: George Marshall Institute website 5/06
International Council for Capital Formation
"Global warming bill introduced in U.S. Senate," O&G Journal, 5/3/99
Article features quotes from Margo Thorning's testimony
"Kyoto: Should Russia ratify?" PR Newswire European, 10/1/03
Details Margo Thorning's presentation in Moscow.
George Marshall Institute website 5/06
ACCF website 06/06