Copenhagen, Friday 11th December – A public vote to decide the business or lobby group which has done most to undermine effective action on climate change closes at midnight (CET) on Sunday 13th December.

The winner of the Angry Mermaid Award – to highlight how corporate lobbyists are sabotaging international action to tackle climate change – will be announced by award-winning journalist and internationally bestselling author Naomi Klein at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen on Tuesday 15 December at 1pm.

The announcement will be followed by an award ceremony at the Klimaforum – the people’s climate summit taking place in parallel to the UN talks – at the alternative conference venue at DGI-Byen in Copenhagen at 4.15pm.

Eight lobby groups representing oil, coal, aviation, the chemicals industry and emissions trading have been shortlisted for the Angry Mermaid Award, alongside biotech company Monsanto, oil giant Shell and energy company Sasol.

Members of the public can vote online at



The eight nominees for the Angry Mermaid Award are:

American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

American Petroleum Institute (API)

European Chemical Lobby (Cefic)

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)




The Angry Mermaid Award is organised by Attac Denmark, Corporate Europe Observatory, Friends of the Earth International, Focus on the Global South, Oil Change International and Spinwatch.