The nominees

1) Monsanto and the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) (37.2% of votes)
Nominated for lobbying for RoundupReady (RR) soy to be considered a “climate-friendly” crop that is eligible for carbon credits and subsidies under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); and for pushing for meaningless ‘responsible’ label for RoundupReady soy, which could be used to certify ‘sustainable’ agrofuels. Read more about this nominee

2) Royal Dutch Shell (17.9% of votes)
Nominated for actively investing in the energy-intensive tar sands, at the same time as pushing unproven Carbon, Capture and Storage (CCS) technology as a solution to climate change, whilst undermining initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions. Read more about this nominee

3) American Petroleum Institute (API) (13.8% of votes)
Nominated for organising an “astroturf” campaign against the US Climate Bills. In August 2009, a leaked memo from the API revealed it had invited its membership to attend a series of rallies in 20 key states, in order to give the impression of a groundswell of grassroots opposition to the climate legislation. Read more about this nominee

4) American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) (12.4% of votes)
Nominated for being embroiled in a fake lobbying scandal against the US Climate Bill and for trying to hide the extent of its lobbying activities. Read more about this nominee

5) International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) (5.8% of votes)
Nominated for promoting a global market for greenhouse gas emissions, including the use of offsetting through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), even though this currently cannot guarantee emission reductions. Read more about this nominee

6) European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) (5.3% of votes)
Nominated for successfully lobbying for free allowances under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and for pushing to weaken EU and international climate policies. Read more about this nominee

7) International Air Transport Association (IATA) (5.0% of votes)
Nominated for leading lobbying efforts by the major airlines against climate legislation and for issuing misleading and “meaningless” pledges on reducing emissions. Read more about this nominee

8) Sasol (2.6% of votes)
Nominated for its national and international lobbying campaign to promote Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) as a clean solution to the dirty business of producing liquid fuels from coal and gas. Read more about this nominee

Legal check of the nomination texts by Arnoud Engelfriet –