Monday, 9 November 2009
The Sydney Morning Herald has published a list of major greenhouse gas emitters operating in Australia and the lobbyists these companies use.
The list contains some background information on lobbyists, many of whom were formerly state or federal ministers, members of parliament, political advisers/staffers or public servants.
One hundred page Australian list PDF download here.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists November 2009 The Global Climate Change Lobby: Inside the Battle to Influence the Most Important Environmental Treaty of Our Time takes a global look at this lobbying on behalf of polluting industries, with an interactive search function for the U.S. available**
Updates on the ICIJ investigation can be followed on Twitter at Climate Lobby
** A search of this ICIJ data base reveals that biotech giant Monsanto has spent over U.S.$4 million in 2009 alone on lobbying activities.