Lamar Smith with Heartland Institute at ICCC12
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, speaks at ICCC-12 on March 23, 2017.

The Heartland Institute has organized and hosted 12 International Conferences on Climate Change (ICCC) since 2008, the latest in Washington, DC on March 23-24, 2017. Heartland also hosted the America First Energy Conference in Houston Texas on November 9, 2017.

These events have attracted extensive international attention and some 5,000 attendees to the debate taking place in the scientific community over the causes, extent, and consequences of climate change. Videos from all 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 Arthur B. Robinson 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. Heartland also produces a steady stream of policy studies, videos, a monthly public policy newspaper called Environment & Climate News, a weekly e-newsletter, events, and other educational activities.

The 12th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-12) attracted some 300 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 and featured 37 keynoters and panelists.
At ICCC-12, four awards were given for lifetime achievement, courage in defending climate science, political leadership, and speaking truth to power during the plenary sessions. Click here to visit a website devoted to award winners and to learn about how to sponsor awards at future conferences.