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FACTSHEET: Margo Thorning

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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."

KEY DEEDS

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.
Source: ICCF

DEEDS

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

KEY EVENTS

Return to Rio: Reexamining Climate Change Science, Economics, and Policy
http://www.aei.org/events/filter.all,eventID.669/event_detail.asp
The relationship of Margo Thorning to the event: Presenter

ORGANIZATIONS

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
Source: ICCF

SOURCES

"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.

ICCF
website
http://www.iccfglobal.org

George Marshall Institute website 5/06
http://www.marshall.org

ACCF website 06/06
http://www.accf.org