2000 GCC Statement on DaimlerChrysler Membership

This document is a 2000 statement from the Global Climate Coalition (GCC) regarding the departure of DaimlerChrysler from its membership. The industry-funded GCC opposed greenhouse gas regulations through direct engagement and collaboration with affiliated climate deniers from 1989 to 2002. Its membership spanned across the automotive, utility, manufacturing, petroleum, and mining industries.

The GCC called the loss of DaimlerChrysler “disappointing” but “not unexpected,” citing the “different political traditions and different expectations” of the European business culture.

It additionally commented that “DaimlerChrysler and GCC positions of pursuing an aggressive policy of voluntary actions, research and development remain identical. That is also true of both organizations’ continued opposition to the unworkable Kyoto Protocol.”

This document is part of the private collection of Nicky Sundt, a Washington-based climate change science, policy and communications expert.

Interested in more GCC documents? See more in the full Global Climate Coalition collection.

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