Global Warming Policy Foundation

Global Warming Policy Foundation
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founded in the year 2009
acronym GWPF
City London
Country United Kingdom
Website https://www.thegwpf.org/
address Tufton Street 55
founder Lawson, Peiser
type of institution Think Tank
Virtual Networks A "Virtual Network" is a group of Think Tanks identified by certain semantic and normative (ideological) commonalities (e.g. climate change scepticism). Such a virtual network constitutes a research field that differs from the study of formal networks. Formal networks are real in the sense of officially acknowledged and immediately open to empirical validation. Virtual networks on the other hand display shared ideas. Social network analysis tools can be applied to find out if or to what extent virtual networks are real networks that display linkages (membership in networks, personnel, resources etc.). Unconnected think tanks in turn can be considered special cases in need of explanation independent from network structures (unless we have to assume invisible, hidden or covered ties). Climate Change Skeptics
Last revision 20.11.2018
Presence of Think Tank affiliates in the various fieldsWe try to capture where people affiliated with a Think Tank - affiliates are employees, members of the advisory and supervisory board etc. - are present: if they write in the media, teach in universities or work for another Think Tank. The chart down below shows in which fields the affiliates are present. Every presence is counted once.
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Kind of activities of Think Tank affiliatesWe try to capture where people affiliated with a Think Tank - affiliates are employees, members of the advisory and supervisory board etc. - are present: if they write in the media, teach in universities or work for another Think Tank. The chart down below shows which kind of activities the affiliates conduct. Every presence is counted once.

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According to its website: "The Global Warming Policy Foundation was launched by Lord Lawson and Dr Benny Peiser on 23 November 2009 in the House of Lords – in the run-up to the Copenhagen Climate Summit."[1]. Closely related is the Global Policy Forum which "which conducts campaigns and activities which do not fall squarely within the Global Warming Policy Foundation’s remit as an educational charity."[2]

Contents

Organizational Structure and Funding

Address

Tufton Street 55

People

Executive board

People leading the Think Tank in the day to day business (CEOs, directorates etc.).


Advisory board

People advising the Think Tank (mainly in scientific questions)

  • Ian Plimer, Ian Plimer is Professor of Mining Geology at the University of Adelaide. He has published 60 academic papers and six books. His latest book, recently published, is entitled Heaven and Earth – Global Warming: The Missing Science.
  • David Whitehouse, David Whitehouse, who has a doctorate in astrophysics, was successively BBC Science Correspondent and Science Editor BBC News Online. He is the author of a number of books on solar system astronomy and the history of astronomy.

Supervisory board

People supervising the Think Tank (mainly in economic questions).

  • Nigel Lawson, (Chairman). Nigel Lawson (Conservative), Secretary of State for Energy 1981-83, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1983-89, author of An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming, 2008.
  • Bernard Donoughue, Bernard Donoughue (Labour), Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister (first Harold Wilson, then James Callaghan) 1974-79.
  • Robert Fellowes, Robert Fellowes (Crossbench), Assistant Private Secretary to the Queen 1977-86, Deputy Private Secretary to the Queen 1986-90, Private Secretary to the Queen 1990-9
  • Martin Jacomb, Deputy Chairman of Barclays Bank 1985-93, Director of the Bank of England 1986-95.
  • Peter Lilley, Peter Lilley is a conservative politician and was an MP from 1983-2017. He was Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and Secretary of State for Social Security in Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet.
  • Moore Charles, is a former editor of The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator and still writes for both publications. He is the authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher.
  • Emma Nicholson, (Conservative), MP for Devon West and Torridge 1987-97 (first Con, then Lib Dem), former Lib Dem MEP for S E England (1999-2009).
  • Graham Stringer, Graham Stringer is a Labour MP. He was the leader of Manchester City Council and the Parliamentary Secretary in the Cabinet Office under Tony Blair.
  • Andrew Turnbul, (Crossbench), Permanent Secretary, Environment Department,1994-98; Permanent Secretary to the Treasury 1998-2002, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service 2002-05






Topics

We used the DGs of the EU to generate a basic list of topics. This list is going to be steadily extended. However we try to preserve a persistent list of topics.



References

  1. https://www.thegwpf.com/who-we-are/">GWPF-Who we are
  2. https://www.thegwpf.com/who-we-are/">GWPF-Who we are