Copenhagen Climate Council
According to its website, is "a global collaboration between international business and science founded by the leading independent think tank in Scandinavia, Monday Morning, based in Copenhagen. The members of the Copenhagen Climate Council have come together to create global awareness of the importance of the UN Summit in Copenhagen 2009 and to ensure support and assistance to global decision makers when agreeing on a new climate treaty. ... The Copenhagen Climate Council comprises 30 global leaders, active in business, science and public policy. Understanding the connection between these three elements will be key to the success of the 2009 UN Summit. ... The Council will seek to promote constructive dialogue between government and business, so that when the world’s political leaders and negotiators meet in Copenhagen in 2009, they will do so armed with the very best arguments for establishing a treaty that can be supported by global business."
Convenors of the World Business Summit on Climate Change
"The World Business Summit on Climate Change will be formally convened by the Copenhagen Climate Council in collaboration with UN Global Compact, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the World Economic Forum, and the Climate Group. Top executives from global companies will be joined by leaders from civil society and governments. Participants will be decision-makers and influencers, including chief executives, heads of state, government ministers, leading thinkers, advocates, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs."
Public relations and press conferences
- June 18, 2008 Workshop: Innovation in Climate and Energy 
"The Copenhagen Climate Council comprises 30 global leaders, active in business, science and public policy. Understanding the connection between these three elements will be the key to the success of the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference. Business leaders represent global companies and innovative entrepreneurs, who through their actions reveal that sustainable, climate responsible business is both necessary and profitable. Scientists will ensure that the work of the Council is underpinned by rigorous analysis. Policy makers with experience in public policy will ensure that our work is informed by knowledge of what is required to assist high level, complex policy negotiations."
These councillors include:
- Tim Flannery, Chairman of the Council and Professor, Earth & Life Sciences, Macquarie University
- Shai Agassi, CEO and Founder, Project Better Place
- Paul Aquino CEO and President, Energy Development Corporation
- Carsten Bjerg, CEO and Group President, Grundfos
- Sir Richard Branson, Founder and CEO, Virgin Group
- James Cameron, Vice Chairman, Climate Change Capital
- Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited
- Steve Chu, Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Jørgen Mads Clausen, CEO, Danfoss
- Samuel A. DiPiazza, President, PricewaterhouseCoopers International
- Anders Eldrup, CEO and President, DONG Energy
- Lord Michael Jay, Globe International Advisory Board member and Lord Jay of Ewelme
- Georg Kell, Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact
- Sir David King, Scientist and Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford
- Lise Kingo, Executive Vice President, Novo Nordisk
- Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy, President, H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and Environment
- James Lovelock scientist and inventor of Gaia theory
- Rob Morrison, Chairman, CLSA Asia Pacific Markets
- Paul S. Otellini, President and Chief Executive Officer, Intel Corporation
- Robert Purves, Chair of Environment Business Australia and board member of WWF International
- Erik Rasmussen, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Monday Morning
- Jim Rogers, Chairman of the board, President and CEO of Duke Energy Corporation
- Zhengrong Shi, Founder and CEO of Suntech Power Co, Ltd.
- Björn Stigson, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
- Sir Crispin Tickell, Director, Policy Foresight Programme at Oxford University
- Moses Tsang, Chairman and Managing Partner, Ajia Partners
- Jens Ulltveit-Moe, CEO, Umoe AS
- Li Xiaolin, Chairwoman and CEO, China Power International Development Ltd.
World Business Summit on Climate Change Partners:
- Combat Climate Change, business leaders' initiative endorsed and actively promoted by the top executives of 65 of the world's largest corporations
- The Climate Group
- UN Global Compact
- World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies
- World Economic Forum
Other Copenhagen Climate Council Partners:
- The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, (CITRIS)
- Energy Crossroads
- Globe International
- Alstom, global power generation and rail transportation company
- Climate Consortium Denmark, joint venture between the Danish government and five major business organisations
- DONG Energy, Headquartered in Denmark, active in Northern Europe
- Novo Nordisk
- Scandinavian Airlines
Articles and resources
- Copenhagen Climate Council, "About the Council", Copenhagen Climate Council website, accessed July 2008.
- Copenhagen Climate Council, "World Business Summit on Climate Change", Copenhagen Climate Council website, accessed July 2008.
- Project Better Place, "Copenhagen Climate Council Press Conference, March 27, 2008", Project Better Place website, accessed July 2008.
- Copenhagen Climate Council, "Workshop: Innovation in Climate and Energy", Copenhagen Climate Council website, accessed July 2008.
- Copenhagen Climate Council, "Councillors: Global thought leaders from business and science", Copenhagen Climate Council website, accessed July 2008.
- Partners, Copenhagen Climate Council, accessed October 2010.
- Sponsors, Copenhagen Climate Council, accessed October 2010.