Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Former National Post & Toronto Star columnist, past vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
Last week, a sustainability summit organized by the chairman of the IPCC was held in India. The World Wildlife Fund provided funding.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is supposed to be a scientific body. But its chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, can’t seem to help himself. He keeps associating with green activists.
Every year, a sustainability summit is held in Delhi, organized by TERI, the institute of which Pachauri is the Director-General. This year’s event wrapped up two days ago.
The navigation bar at the top of the conference website has a label titled Sponsors. Hovering over that label takes you to the page listing the organizations that provided funding.
Lots of government entities, banks, and UN organizations appear. When one thinks of sustainability, a manufacturer of luxury automobiles isn’t the first corporation that springs to mind. Nevertheless, BMW was a sponsor twice over.
But here’s the real bombshell: the India chapter of the World Wildlife Fund was, too.
That’s right, folks. The chairman of the IPCC is cashing cheques issued by the WWF.
hat tip to the New Nostradamus of the North blog, for reminding me about the conference – and to Tom Nelson
>> Why Taking WWF Money Matters
>> Pachauri’s 5-Star Sustainability Summit
>> What Pachauri Means by ‘Sustainable’
>> and the final section of Big Oil Money for Me, But Not for Thee for the long list of fossil fuel companies that have sponsored Pachauri’s sustainability summit since 2003
the web page featuring this year’s sponsors is backed up here