Berlin Manhattan Institute

Berlin Manhattan Institute for Free Enterprise (BMI)

 Background

The Berlin Manhattan Institute for Free Enterprise (BMI) describes itself as Germany's free market think tank and successor to the Institute for Free Enterprise (IUF).

According to their website, the BMI “advocates policies that promote entrepreneurial initiative, creativity, innovation and competition.” [1]

Stance on Climate Change

BMI regularly hosts climate change conferences featuring almost exclusively climate change skeptics.

 Funding

According to their website, the BMI “[does] not accept government contracts or funding and are supported by private contributions only.” [1]

Key People

 Board

As of May, 2012, according to their website: [2]

  • Beat Beat Blankart
  • Oliver Knipping
  • Wolfgang Müller
  • Robert Nef
  • Barbara Honl

 Actions

May 21 - 23, 2012

The Berlin Manhattan Institute is listed as a co-sponsor of the Heartland Institute's Seventh International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC7). [3]

November 25, 2011

Hosted their 4th International Conference on Energy and Climate Change in Munich, Germany. [4]

Speakers included notable climate change skeptics such as Piers Corbyn, Christopher Horner, Donna Laframboise, Andrew Montford, Nir Shaviv, Henrik Svensmark, and Jan Veizer among others.

December 3, 2010

Co-hosted the 3rd International Energy and Climate Conference (EICC) which was also notably hosted by the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) and the Committee for a Constructive tomorrow (CFACT). [5]

Speakers included well known climate change skeptics Bob Carter, Vincent Courtillot, Fred Singer, Nir Shaviv, Henrik Svensmark, and Jan Veizer.

Related Organizations

 Resources

  1. About,” Berlin Manhattan Institute. Accessed May 15, 2012.

  2. Board,” Berlin Manhattan Institute. Accessed May 15, 2012.

  3. Cosponsors,” 7th International Conference on Climate Change. Accessed May 15, 2012.

  4. 4th International Conference on Energy and Climate Change,” Berlin Manhattan Institute. Accessed May 15, 2012.

  5. 3rd International Energy and Climate Conference (IECC),” Berlin Manhattan Institute. Accessed May 15, 2012.

  6. Members of the CSCCC,” Civil Society Coalition on Climate Change, March 7, 2011.