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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
"This AEI conference seeks to restart the climate-change dialogue by returning to the spirit and purpose of the Rio consensus in the weeks leading up to the opening of the 9th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Milan, Italy, on December 1, 2003. Panelists will discuss the science of climate change, which has grown more uncertain and more susceptible to political influence in recent years, and public policy issues such as how to spend research money and spur innovation. A return to Rio will offer the opportunity to reexamine how dangerous warming is likely to be, what steps should be taken to address it, and what can be done to reestablish the common sense consensus that led to the Framework Convention."
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