The Heartland Institute is “the world’s most prominent think tank promoting skepticism about man-made climate change.”
— The Economist
The Heartland Institute has organized and hosted 11 International Conferences on Climate Change since 2008, the latest in Essen, Germany in December 2015. These events have attracted extensive international attention to the debate taking place in the scientific community over the causes, extent, and consequences of climate change. Videos from the latest conference can be viewed here. Videos from previous conferences — as well as videos organized by speaker — can be browsed at the link menu bar above.
The International Conferences on Climate Change are a project of The Heartland Institute’s Center on Climate and Environmental Policy, which produces an ambitious program of research and educational projects in defense of free-market environmentalism. That effort has brought together hundreds of scientists and economic experts to participate in the production of books (including four volumes in the Climate Change Reconsidered series rebutting the alarmist reports of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), policy studies, videos, a monthly public policy newspaper, a weekly e-newsletter, events, and other educational activities.
The 10th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-10)attracted some 450 scientists, economists, policy experts, and guests willing to question whether man-made global warming is a problem worth addressing. The event was hosted by The Heartland Institute, had 20 cosponsors, and featured 45 keynoters and panelists. The 11th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-11) — held with the European Institute for Climate and Energy December 11 and 12, 2015 at the Haus der Technik in Essen, Germany — featured 15 speakers from seven countries.
At ICCC-10, five awards were given for life-time achievement, courage in defending climate science, effective communication, and more during five plenary sessions. Click here to visit a new website devoted to award winners and to learn about how to sponsor awards at future conferences.