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MessagePosté le: Sam 16 Juin - 18:59 (2012)    Sujet du message: RIO+20 : FAO PRÉCONISE DES SYSTÈMES ALIMENTAIRES ÉNERGÉTIQUEMENT INTELLIGENTS Répondre en citant

RIO+20 : FAO PRÉCONISE DES SYSTÈMES ALIMENTAIRES ÉNERGÉTIQUEMENT INTELLIGENTS

La FAO, dans le premier paragraphe, nous dit que "La forte dépendance de l'agriculture à l'égard des combustibles fossiles nuit à la capacité du secteur de nourrir le monde, perpétuant la pauvreté et compromettant la création d'une économie mondiale plus durable". C'est comme nous dire que tout le système créé par Dieu n'est pas bon et qu'on doit le remplacer par une "production vivrière et l'utilisation d'aliments « énergétiquement intelligents »". Ils sont donc en train de modifier "pour le bien des humains" tout le secteur agro-alimentaire avec l'aide de la FAO, du Codex Alimentarius, de la FDA, aux États-Unis dont le directeur est un ancien employé de Monsanto.

Lisez le chapitre 1 de la Genèse où Dieu nous que tout ce qu'Il a créé était bon et très bon. La liberté à tous de pouvoir jouir de tous ces bienfaits qu'Il a donné, non pas à quelques-uns mais à chacun de nous. Ne soyons donc pas surpris de toutes ces lois criminalisantes contre les citoyens qui désirent rester Bio, qui préconisent la non-vaccination de leur animaux et qui se prémunissent contre la nourriture contaminées par tous les pesticides, radiations, et les semences génétiquement modifiées. Leur but est de nous contrôler, de nous rendre malade et de nous exterminer. Leur approche, en nous vantant les mérites de cette nouvelle agriculture intelligente globale ne fait que nous confirmer leurs plans criminels car ils nous présentent cet agenda comme étant un plan salvateur pour la survie de l'humanité, alors que c'est tout le contraire.

Ces mauvais esprits qui dirigent ce monde modifient et corrompent tout ce que Dieu a créé afin de contrôler les richesses de ce monde en plus de nous rendre esclaves et malades, sous ce nouveau système féodal. Utilisant le mythe de la surpopulation et du manque de ressources alimentaires pour nourrir tout ce beau monde, ils sont à modifier et à dicter aux humains ce qui est bon, ce qui est mauvais, ce qu'ils ont le droit de manger ou non.

Ces fermes, dont il est question, où est cultivée la nourriture au bout de la chaîne de transformation et de commercialisation sera entièrement sous leur contrôle. Pour le reste, la police de Monsanto, les (Blackwaters ou XE) verront à ce que ses grandes corporations ne puissent être entravées dans leur quête de pouvoir et continueront à faire la guerre aux fermiers et aux populations qui osent être indépendants de ce système corrompu.

Ces fermes contrôlées par certains cette aristocratie, qui a dans la plupart du temps confisquée les terres des habitants, les ignorent complètement dans leurs demandes de justice et de liberté, et l'immigration sous-payée est utilisée pour travailler sur ces terres. Il n'y a pas grand différence avec ce que les noirs ont vécu, il y a quelques centaines d'années sauf qu'aujourd'hui, ce système est global.

Il est dit : "L'énergie est consommée pour l'essentiel une fois que la récolte a quitté la ferme, c'est-à-dire durant les phases de transport, transformation, conditionnement, expédition, stockage, commercialisation et préparation. Or, près d'un tiers de l'énergie consommée tout au long de la filière alimentaire est tout simplement gaspillée." Tout cela est voulu, sous le couvert des échanges commerciaux. Si chacun avait son lopin de terre, tous ces frais seraient inexistants.

Il est dit que : "près de trois milliards de personnes ont un accès limité aux services énergétiques modernes pour le chauffage et la cuisine, et 1,4 milliard n'ont qu'un accès limité, voire aucun, à l'électricité." Qui contrôle toutes ses infrastructures qui sont de plus en plus privatisées et de plus en plus chers, au point que le citoyen n'a plus les moyens d'avoir accès à ses services. Et que dire des gouvernements qui coupent l'eau, l'électricité, les communications, qui contrôle le pétrole, etc lorsqu'un pays est en révolte contre son gouvernement? Ne s'en servent-ils pas comme armes de guerre contre les populations...

Vous verrez très très bientôt que cette "Énergie durable pour tous" que les Nations Unies promouvoit, va amener de grands changements sur le monde. Un âge de noirceur sans précédent sur toutes les nations se met en place sur cet échiquer mondial pour asservir les peuples, alors qu'eux, ces dieux illuminatiques ont depuis longtemps prévu et mis en place un système parallèle qui leur permettra, sous terre, sur bateau ou autres endroits, de pouvoir continuer à vivre décemment, enfin c'est ce qu'il croient mais leur folie sera de courte durée. Le Dieu Très-Haut, contre lequel ils s'élèvent, déjouera tous leurs plans diaboliques. Se croyants sages, ils sont devenus fous et ils ont cru qu'ils pourraient s'élever ainsi contre le Seigneur, le Roi de l'Univers et vivre sans conséquences face à toutes les atrocités qu'ils commettent. On ne se moque pas de Dieu!

RIO+20 : FAO PRÉCONISE DES SYSTÈMES ALIMENTAIRES ÉNERGÉTIQUEMENT INTELLIGENTS




Tracteurs en Arménie. Labourer les sols constitue l'activité agricole la plus consommatrice de ressources énergétiques. Photo: FAO/Johan


14 juin 2012 –

La forte dépendance de l'agriculture à l'égard des combustibles fossiles nuit à la capacité du secteur de nourrir le monde, perpétuant la pauvreté et compromettant la création d'une économie mondiale plus durable, a indiqué jeudi l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO).

« Il faudra accroître la production vivrière de 60% d'ici 2050 pour nourrir une population mondiale en plein expansion, mais ce but sera impossible à atteindre en recourant aux combustibles fossiles, comme nous l'avons fait durant la Révolution Verte », a expliqué Alexander Müller, Sous-Directeur général de la FAO pour les ressources naturelles et l'environnement.

« Il faut une approche totalement différente », ajoute-t-il.

La mise en garde tombe alors que la FAO publie une étude sur la production vivrière et l'utilisation d'aliments « énergétiquement intelligents » à la veille de la prochaine Conférence sur le développement durable (Rio+20), qui se tiendra la semaine prochaine à Rio.

Tous les systèmes de production alimentaire du monde– des fermes où est cultivée la nourriture au bout de la chaîne de transformation et de commercialisation – consomment 30% de toute l'énergie disponible, selon l'étude.

L'énergie est consommée pour l'essentiel une fois que la récolte a quitté la ferme, c'est-à-dire durant les phases de transport, transformation, conditionnement, expédition, stockage, commercialisation et préparation. Or, près d'un tiers de l'énergie consommée tout au long de la filière alimentaire est tout simplement gaspillée.

Pendant ce temps, près de trois milliards de personnes ont un accès limité aux services énergétiques modernes pour le chauffage et la cuisine, et 1,4 milliard n'ont qu'un accès limité, voire aucun, à l'électricité, souligne le rapport de la FAO.

La hausse des coûts du pétrole et du gaz naturel, l'insécurité liée aux réserves limitées de ces ressources non renouvelables et le consensus mondial sur la nécessité de réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre pourraient entraver les efforts d'accroissement de la production vivrière pour répondre à la demande, si la chaîne agroalimentaire n'est pas dissociée des combustibles fossiles.

Le rapport fait également remarquer que, faute d'un accès à l'électricité et aux sources énergétiques durables, les communautés n'ont guère de possibilités de réaliser la sécurité alimentaire et de se procurer des moyens d'existence productifs sûrs pouvant les aider à sortir de la pauvreté.

« Pour nourrir la planète, les systèmes de production vivrière ont besoin d'énergie. Parallèlement, la production vivrière ne se limite pas à consommer l'énergie, elle la gaspille. Or, il existe de nombreux moyens d'améliorer l'efficience énergétique dans la chaîne alimentaire et de produire de l'énergie durable dans le secteur agricole. Ces opportunités doivent être analysées et j'espère les voir en tête des priorités des débats qui se dérouleront à Rio+20 », a déclaré pour sa part le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva.

Au Sommet de Rio sur le développement durable, les gouvernements devraient, selon la FAO, préconiser le renforcement de l'initiative des Nations Unies « Énergie durable pour tous », qui vise à garantir un accès universel aux services énergétiques de base, à améliorer l'efficience énergétique, à doubler la part d'énergie renouvelable dans l'énergie mondiale et à promouvoir un développement sobre en carbone.

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PEOPLE OF FAITH IN RIO DE JANEIRO SHOW CONCERN FOR THE EARTH


20.06.12



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The World Council of Churches (WCC) has been playing an active role in the two major events that are taking place in Rio from 12 to 23 June: the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) , also known as Rio+20, and the People’s Summit.

The People’s Summit is an open-invitation event that is gathering thousands of representatives of civil society movements working to create a common voice to advocate for human rights and effective commitment of the world’s leaders to the care of the planet.

An official delegation of the WCC has been following the activities and negotiations at Rio Centro, where the UNCSD is taking place, and is promoting a side event on 22 June in cooperation with the Lutheran World Federation, Religions for Peace and Caritas Internationalis.

The WCC Central Committee moderator, Rev. Dr Walter Altmann, one of the speakers at a 19 June panel on the theme religions commitment to life on earth, said:

"The mutual understanding and close cooperation between different religions is essential if we want to achieve a just society and a sustained earth."

"The WCC has consistently put on its agenda issues of justice, peace and care for God's good creation, as well as having looked for opportunities to share experiences and adopt common stances with other faiths in these areas," he said.

The panel was sponsored by the Roman Catholic Bishops' Conference of Brazil.

The WCC’s participation in Rio+20 and the People’s Summit started long before both events were convened. Through its programme on climate change, the WCC has been advocating for ethical values to be taken into consideration during the negotiations of the draft document prepared for the UNCSD. The WCC and its ecumenical partners also helped to build an ecumenical and inter-religious platform at the People’s Summit called “Religions for Rights”.

On 16 June, the WCC organized a series of activities in the Religions for Rights tents. The first event focused on the role of the WCC at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in 1992, also known as the Rio Earth Summit.

The speakers, Elias C. Abramides of Argentina, from the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and Rev. Ilkka Sipiläinen, from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, were both at Rio 1992.

Abramides highlighted that the WCC's interest in international negotiations on sustainability and environment is based on bringing to the negotiation tables the principles of ethics, equity and justice. “This principled approach has simultaneously guided the WCC's advocacy on climate change negotiations”, he said.

Sipiläinen shared experiences from his own church demonstrating the efforts made in the last 20 years to develop sustainable lifestyles for the church and the faithful. Examples from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland include programmes such as eco-fasting and carbon calculators for congregations.

“While in Rio 1992 climate change, for instance, was still something quite unknown to the larger public, in recent years it has become one of the headlines in the news”, recalled Sipiläinen.

Abramides stressed that the ecumenical movement has spoken about sustainable communities and societies rather than talking about sustainable development. “The current development model includes the notion of unlimited growth, which has provoked the current ecological crisis,” he concluded.

A panel on “Climate Justice: Creation and Responsibility” was held later on the 16th at the main Religions for Rights tent. “The earth groans, and suffers, and cries!” was the motiv of this event.

Through a powerful poem, the Rev. Lusmarina Campos Garcia described the faces of the groaning of creation while a dancer expressed the pains of the earth.

Lifting up the cries of victims of environmental degradation, churches are advocating at the United Nations for concrete and effective responses to the suffering of the whole creation. The role of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in preserving the environment and addressing climate change was highlighted.

“Even in spite of hopeless circumstances, Christians have hope, the general secretary of the WCC, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, said in a message to Rio+20.

The launch of a WCC publication called Spiritual values for earth community was the third WCC event in the Religions for Rights space. The book, written by David Hallman, reflects on the values that should inspire the struggles of Christians, churches and others for a sustainable life on the planet earth.

To the values proposed by Hallman – gratitude, humility, sufficiency, justice, peace, love – participants in the book launch added respect, moderation, joy, solidarity, compassion and healing. Compassion and healing were particularly strongly endorsed by eco-feminist theologians.

More than 60 activities were held in the seven tents of Religions for Rights between 15 and 19 June.<ins> </ins>The People's Summit continues until 22 June with more workshops, panels and discussions scheduled to take space in the Religions for Rights space, that represents more than seventy different religious expressions, churches and specialized ministries.

As the UNCSD started its official sessions with government leaders on 20 June, the People’s Summit organized two major public marches in Rio.

Read more:

Ecumenical leaders push for sustainable future of earth at Rio+20 (WCC press release of 13 June 2012)

WCC work for climate justice and care for creation

High resolution photos available via photos.oikoumene.org

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/eng/a/article/1634/people-of-faith-in-rio-de.html


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MessagePosté le: Mer 20 Juin - 19:37 (2012)    Sujet du message: CARITAS AT RIO + 20 Répondre en citant

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To know more about CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS and how they will use it to push this new evil globalization.

http://marialeroux1.xooit.fr/t147-ONG-NGO.htm

12 June 2012

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to be held in Rio de Janeiro on 20-22 June is expected to represent a new stage in the political process that began back of 1972.

Ever since the UN Stockholm Conference on Human Environment, political leaders have been discussing how to reconcile human development needs with environmental protection.

The UN Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio in 1992, declared “Human beings are the centre of concerns for sustainable development. They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature”. Its programme of action, “Agenda 21” identified sustainable development as a strategy based on the integration of the economic, social and environmental pillars.

Twenty years later, world leaders and tens of thousands of representatives of the private sector and civil society will gather again in Rio to rethink how to reduce poverty and achieve greater social equity and environmental protection. The Conference shall take stock of the progress made, renew political commitments and address new emerging challenges.

Caritas organisations will actively participate in this world gathering and advocate for justice, equity, ecological sustainability and joint responsibility.

They will engage in policy discussions on new challenges and solutions for sustainable development, cooperating ecumenically with Churches and faith-based organizations, mobilising the public and the press.

Their main concerns and expectations refer to:
  • Food security and the fight against hunger;
  • Renewed commitments for post-2015 sustainable development goals;
  • Safeguarding rural and urban environment, preserving natural resources;
  • A “green economy” based on ethical principles;
  • Participatory democracy and responsible consumption.
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http://www.caritas.org/activities/climate_change/CaritasRio20.html


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MessagePosté le: Ven 22 Juin - 15:36 (2012)    Sujet du message: EVANGELICALS STAND UP FOR THE EPA ON CLIMATE CHANGE Répondre en citant

EVANGELICALS STAND UP FOR THE EPA ON CLIMATE CHANGE




TV Spots in Key States and More Than 40,000 Messages of Support
Contact: Jim Ball, 202-744-5615, jim@creationcare.org

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ --

This Sunday morning the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) will be running TV spots in key states -- VA, TN, NC, OH, PA, MO and in DC -- asking viewers to tell their Senators "that defending the EPA's ability to reduce carbon pollution is the right thing to do."

On Monday, EEN's President, the Rev. Mitch Hescox, will meet with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson, play the TV spot for her, and hand-deliver more than 40,000 messages of support from pro-life Christians.

"We're happy to stand side by side with Administrator Jackson as the EPA leads our country in reducing carbon pollution," Hescox says.

The TV spots highlight the extreme weather that has been plaguing the United States and point out that the poor in lesser developed nations are and will continue to experience more frequent and intense heatwaves, droughts, floods and other harmful impacts due to climate change.

"You do whatever it takes to protect someone you love," the video narrator says.

"What about the less fortunate in poorer countries? Climate change is threatening their lives. Jesus taught us to care for 'the least of these,' and today this means working to overcome climate change."

"I'm sure it will surprise some to know that over 40,000 pro-life Christians are supporting the EPA's efforts to overcome global warming," says the Rev. Jim Ball, author of Global Warming and the Risen LORD and EEN's Executive Vice President for Policy and Climate Change. "Support for climate action has been quietly growing, despite our economic troubles and the disavowal of climate change by prominent political leaders. Christians are seeing that climate action is part of Christ's lordship in our lives, even in the midst of hardship and opposition."

Support for climate action within the evangelical community began in February 2006 when more than 80 senior evangelical leaders, including RICK WARREN of Saddleback Church and Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church, formed the Evangelical Climate Initiative (ECI) and issued a statement calling for strong action on climate change, including federal legislation to put a price on carbon. Since then evangelicals have authored numerous books climate change and creation care, including Katharine Hayhoe and Andrew Farley's A Climate of Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions, Jonathan Merritt's Green Like God, Ben Lowe's Green Revolution and Ball's Global Warming and the Risen LORD.

"Christ's Lordship over climate action is reaching more and more evangelicals, and support for the EPA's climate regulations will continue to grow," Hescox says. "So goes our community on this issue, so goes the country."

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MessagePosté le: Ven 22 Juin - 16:48 (2012)    Sujet du message: CHRIST TURNS ‘GREEN’ AT U.N. EARTH SUMMIT — LITERALLY Répondre en citant

CHRIST TURNS ‘GREEN’ AT U.N. EARTH SUMMIT — LITERALLY

By David Rothbard & Craig Rucker
June 20, 2012 11:47 A.M.


Green guru James Lovelock was right. He warned last week that “the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion.”

Now at the U.N. Earth Summit, even the image of Christ has been made a forcible convert to the eco-faith, as the city of Rio is bathing the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer (Christo Redentor) in green light:


This comes on the heels of a Rio+20 side summit in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where Naomi Tsur, Jerusalem’s deputy mayor for planning and environment, led a discussion about how holy sites around the world can be used to indoctrinate pilgrims visiting venerated places like Bethlehem, Calvary, and the burial site of King David.

The workshop on “Green Pilgrim Cities” took place at the World Congress of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), the group responsible for implementing the U.N.’s “Agenda 21” sustainable-development plans at the local level.

The left-wing National Religious Partnership for the Environment has been working for years in the U.S. to make green tenets a staple of religious life in America. A bizarre eco-version of the Ark of the Covenant is making its way around the globe. And a “Green Bible” is now available at your local Christian bookstore.

So maybe it won’t be long before recycling, carbon-footprint reductions, and riding bicycles to work become the new religious duties of the faithful.

David Rothbard is president of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, and Craig Rucker is CFACT’s executive director.




http://www.nationalreview.com/planet-gore/303379/christ-turns-green-un-earth-summit-literally-david-rothbard#


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MessagePosté le: Ven 22 Juin - 18:00 (2012)    Sujet du message: WCC TO HIGHLIGHT ETHICAL PERSPECTIVES AT Rio+20 Répondre en citant

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These young peoples who are so indoctrinate by their church, school and medias will become your worse enemy very soon. They will be use as a environmental police by the state to impose their global evil agenda. They are totaly blind about what's really going on concerning the environmental program. They don't know anything about Agenda 21 and the take over of our lands, our homes, our jobs, our ressources and the global genocide under the disguise of reducing carbon pollution. They don't know anything about all the spirits of demons who are behind this agenda and who control everything including their spirit and soul. Without knowing it, they turned their back to the Lord and became worshippers of Mother Earth. They're just slave sof Lucifer but believing they served the Most High by their stand for this program. 

This is the danger when the enemies are taking over all domains of the society. They can manipulate the masses to do the dark work for them and be able to destroy all of them. The soul of all these young peoples is in danger and the Lord will not be there for them when their life will be in danger. They put their trust in men, not in Him, so all of them are under the wrath and the judgment of God and their sentence will be Hell for eternity if they don't repent and move out from this spiritual hoax and "sin".



11.06.12

Participants of the WCC and LWFs’ Youth for Eco-Justice programme at the Global Day of Action procession in Durban, South Africa, 2011.

A World Council of Churches (WCC) delegation will take part in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) Rio+20 from 20 to 22 June in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The delegates will participate in various ecumenical and interfaith events both at the venue of Rio+20 and the Peoples’ Summit for Social and Environmental Justice organized by the civil society.

“We hope that the results of Rio will effectively reflect a larger ‘we’, including in particular the most vulnerable and poor communities in the world,” said Dr Guillermo Kerber, WCC programme executive on climate change, who is facilitating the WCC delegation to Rio+20.

“WCC delegates will focus on highlighting ethical concerns, and religious insights in a number of events which we have organized, in addition to the intense advocacy efforts to be carried out at the UNCSD,” he added.

The WCC programme for Eco-justice is organizing a series of side events both at the UNCSD and the People’s Summit. One of them will focus on “ethical and religious insights on the future we want”. “The future we want” is the title of the outcome document of Rio+20, expected to include a call for action and commitments by the participating countries. The meeting will take place on 22 June in room P3-B at the Rio Centro (Convention Centre), venue for the UNCSD 2012.

At the event, a message from Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople will be read, while the WCC Central Committee moderator, Rev. Dr Walter Altmann, will be one of the speakers among other religious leaders. The event has been co-organized by the WCC with Caritas Internationalis, the Lutheran World Federation and Religions for Peace.

On 17 June, another WCC side event will address the theme “Ethical implications of sustainability: educational and religious perspectives”. The WCC has organized this event with the Baptist World Alliance, the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, the International Forum on Human Rights (FIDH), the University of Washington and other partners. The event will take place in room T-5 from 09.30 to 11.00 at the convention centre.

To address the “spirituality and ethics of water”, the Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) of the WCC joins with United Religions Initiative (URI) and Faith without Borders (FWB) in an event on 18 June, from 09.30 to 11.30 in room P3-B. The interfaith panel will be led by theologian Dr Reijo E. Heinonen, founding dean of the ecumenical theological faculty of the University of Joensuu in Finland.

Other events where the WCC delegates will contribute include a seminar on “The Rio+20 Legacy: an inter-generational dialogue on sustainability” on 13 June from 13.00 to 15.30. This event will be organized by Beyond 2015, the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA).

Alongside groups of children and youth, the WCC delegates will also participate in a side event organized by the World Team Now’s Panel on Humanity & Environment = Our World’s Resources on 18 June, from 11.30 to 1300 in room T-3. The event has been co-organized with GCCA Tcktcktck.

Besides these events, a comprehensive programme on the theme “Religions for Rights” has been developed for the Peoples’ Summit by the Ecumenical Coordination office. The office was established in March by

Koinonia, an ACT Alliance member organization in Rio, and is led by Dr Marcelo Schneider, the WCC’s communication liaison for Latin America.

The programme will bring together ecumenical and inter-religious participants for events in seven different tents at the Peoples’ Summit. As part of the activities, a vigil will take place on the night of 17 June.

“Our original idea was to promote an expressive spiritual event organized with the members of our ecumenical inter-religious initiative,” said Schneider. “But the People’s Summit coordination group adopted the idea, and now the vigil is going to be part of the overall programme at the event.”

“We had to adapt our language and symbolism to include many different expressions and movements of civil society. The vigil will focus on the four basic elements of life and the rights we are advocating for,” Schneider added.

WCC activities at the Peoples’ Summit will include workshops on the “WCC and the Rio Convention on Climate Change” on 16 June from 09.15 to 10.45 in tent 2 and “Climática: Criação e Responsabilidade Humana” (climate and human responsibility for creation) in the main tent from 14.00 to 15.30. The same day, launch of David Hallman’s book Spiritual Values for Earth Community will take place from 17.30 to 19.00 in tent 2.

On 21 June, a panel will address “Bases Éticas e Teológicas da justiça climática” (ethical and theological basis of climate justice) in the main tent, including Leonardo Boff, renowned Brazilian liberation theologian, as one of the speakers.

Read also:

Churches on the way to Rio+20 (WCC press release of 30 April 2012)

More information on Peoples’ Summit at Rio+20

WCC programme for climate justice

WCC Ecumenical Water Network

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UPF PARTICIPATES IN A RIO PREPARATION FORUM AT THE UN

By Genie Kagawa, UPF Office of UN Relations

Monday, June 04, 2012

New York, USA - In preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, June 20-22, UPF staff participated in a June 4 forum of the New York Office of UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research). The Organization of Islamic Cooperation helped organize this discussion of ethical considerations in advance of the global gathering in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil known as Rio+20.
The forum examined three interconnected pillars of sustainable development - economic, social, and environmental – within the framework of ethical and religious values.










 The two sessions were organized as round table discussions. In the introductory session, Ms. Yvonne Lodicoy, Head of UNITAR’s New York Office, welcomed the delegates including representatives of governments, international organizations, the United Nations system, civil society, and the private sector. H.E. Mr. Ufuk Gokcen, Permanent Observer for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, delivered Opening Remarks. He outlined the relationship between faith and development in general and said that religion and development cannot be separated; they can be complementary, as long as religion promotes moderation. In fact, he said that religious leaders are brokering human rights issues and play important roles in the prevention and resolution of conflicts.
Other speakers added their perspectives. Mr. Akan Rakhmetullin, Deputy Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, stated the need to find ways to include the concerns of all countries and all stakeholders in the discourse. He spoke of a future when 10 billion people will have needs to be addressed and urged that priority be given to the disadvantaged. He elaborated on the balance among THE THREE PS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE PLANET, PROFIT, AND PEOPLE. All countries want to optimize economic growth, yet models are needed for a workable balance of industrial growth and available resources. He concluded by stressing the need to create a better life for the vulnerable.

Mr. Ahmad Farooq, Counsellor with the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations and one of the coordinators of G77 negotiations on sustainable development, stated that an institutional framework for sustainable development has already been developed through intergovernmental discussions but that implementation is challenging. He mentioned some of the proposals, including a set of “SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS to replace the MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS after 2015, the creation of a stronger and more effective environmental agency to oversee implementation, designation of "GREEN ECONOMY" as a framework of action for all countries, and provision of financial resources through international cooperation.

Mr. Shahid Husain, Special Adviser in the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation of the United Nations Development Programme, talked about the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge among developing countries, sometimes referred to as countries of the global South. South-South cooperation encourages a change of focus from national self-reliance to collective self reliance, which can result in greater cost effectiveness. It is hoped that Rio+20 will help reinforce the emphasis on South-South relations.

The second session, moderated by Mr. Taj Hamad, Secretary General of UPF, talked about the need to balance discussions of the exploitation of natural resources with the ethical and values perspectives of different faiths. Considerations of SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SHOULD DRAW ON THE WISDOM OF SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS, which for many of the world’s peoples is the foundation for ethics.

Dr. Kishore Mandhyan, Deputy Director of Political, Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Affairs in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, began by stating that actions have consequences and that good ideas lead to good actions. He described prevailing paradigms of ecology: deep ecology, which advocates the inherent worth of living beings regardless of whether they serve human needs; feminist ecology, which considers gender a factor in ecological and political relations; spiritual ecology, which explores the intersection between religion, spirituality, and the environment; social ecology, which states that ecological problems are rooted in hierarchical political and social systems; and technological ecology, which pursues innovative technology that can address ecological challenges. He noted that the different approaches have had varying degrees of influence.

Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, President of UPF, addressed the topic of "ETHICS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT" by providing a brief overview of various approaches to ethics. Despite important trends in ethics leading toward universalism, there are also trends toward moral and cultural relativism, making it difficult to reach universally agreed upon conclusions. He spoke about the efforts to develop a global ethic, underscoring the common ground that exists among most religions and most peoples, and its potential contribution to sustainable development. Since ethics is generally linked to religious worldviews, interfaith dialogue can make important contributions to a comprehensive ethics of sustainable development.

While participants in the forum agreed, in principle, that SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IS A MORAL GOOD, there is still much work to be done in order to spell out the moral steps to be taken by individuals, governments, the private sector, civil society, and all stakeholders toward achieving that objective.

See also UPF's Statement on Sustainable Development.

http://www.upf.org/component/content/article/4540-upf-participates-in-a-rio…

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UPF STATEMENT FOR UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (Rio+20)


By UPF International

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Universal Peace Federation applauds the United Nations, and all who gather for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), to address some of the most critical problems facing humanity today, especially problems linked to unsustainable economic models. On the occasion of Rio+20, which takes place June 20-22, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, UPF offers the following statement.

The Universal Peace Federation:


Notes that the problems posed by the need for sustainable development, environmental stewardship and social justice are issues that must involve not only the United Nations and governmental institutions but also the partnership of civil society, the private sector, faith-based organizations and the entire human community, ;

Recalls that as early as 1987 the Brundlandt Commission’s report identified the essential connection between the human world and the natural environment. However, the Commission did not address the problem of human selfishness and self-interest. We must recognize that the challenges of sustainable development, environmental stewardship, and social justice are but symptoms of a deeper human problem: we have not learned to live as one family, sharing this planet and caring for the natural world placed at our disposal by a loving Creator;

Acknowledges that the free market system is to be encouraged, while at the same time noting that there must be regulations that prevent serious harm to others and to the environment. Corporations should take the lead in promoting sustainable development, and the development of the green economy because this is in everyone's best interest;

Affirms that the family is the primary unit of society, the foundation of moral, spiritual, social and political education. Families may be great allies in the effort to achieve sustainable development. Indeed, the UPF vision of “One family under God” serves as a guiding ideal that reminds us that the exercise of freedom should not disregard the needs of others;

Recognizes the wisdom of the world's religions over millennia, which tell us in different ways that human beings have been given the blessing to inhabit this beautiful planet and to enjoy its resources. At the same time, we are here as stewards of this good earth, and we must use our freedom responsibly, giving due regard to the whole human family, including future generations. People of faith should rise above narrow sectarianism and join in making this earth, our common home, a place of health, beauty, and sustainability. Moreover every ethical person must be responsible to contribute to sustainable development in the conduct of his or her daily life;
Recommends that the United Nations give needed attention to the potential role of faith-based organizations in addressing problems of scarcity, resource distribution, and economic opportunity;

Requests that religious and spiritual believers take greater initiative to share their resources and wisdom and apply the teachings found in their sacred texts which pertain to human duties and responsibilities toward the natural world. Religious and spiritual believers can be effective agents and advocates for sustainable development at the grass-roots level. Moreover, by working harmoniously together in a spirit of interfaith cooperation, the voices of spiritual wisdom will be heard and respected the world over; and,

Reminds the United Nations, governments, the private sector, and civil society that people of faith constitute more than 80 percent of the global population who cherish the environment as a gift from a divine source and who see themselves as stewards of a legacy of compassion and unselfishness to pass on to generations yet to come, countering prevailing values of self-centeredness and over-indulgence. The family being the primary unit of society, grandparents and parents can be encouraged to transmit this consciousness along with moral, spiritual, and social education.

http://www.upf.org/component/content/article/4529-upf-statement-for-un-conference-on-sustainable-development-rio20


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RIO+20 : GRANDE DÉCEPTION DES MILITANTS POUR LA PLANÈTE



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RIO+20 : 513 MILLIARDS DE DOLLARS PROMIS POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE



Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, et le Secrétaire général de la Conférence Rio+20, Sha Zukang.


22 juin 2012 –

À Rio+20, les gouvernements du monde entier, le secteur privé et les organisations de la société civile se sont engagés vendredi à mobiliser 513 milliards de dollars pour financer le DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE. Le Secrétaire général Ban Ki-moon s'est dit encouragé le nombre considérable d'engagements concrets – près de 700 – qui ont été pris pendant la conférence pour réaliser les objectifs fixés.= Détournement de nos taxes et impôts et certainement augmentation des prix à la consommation pour faire avancer l'agenda du DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE.

Sur l'ensemble des fonds promis, 323 milliards de dollars iront à l'initiative du Secrétaire général, Énergie renouvelable pour tous, qui doit garantir un accès universel à l'énergie propre d'ici à 2030.

Un grand nombre de projets et d'actions concrètes ont été planifiés lors de la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le développement durable qui achève ses travaux ce soir, parmi lesquels la plantation de 100 millions d'arbre, l'autonomisation de 5.000 entrepreneurs femmes en Afrique, ainsi que d'importants projets de recyclage.

« Je suis très reconnaissant et encouragé par les engagements politiques forts des dirigeants du monde qui ont conclu un accord sur un document final nous ouvrant la voie au développement durable », a déclaré M. Ban lors d'un entretien avec la presse.

Intitulé « L'Avenir que nous voulons », le document final appelle à de nombreuses actions destinés à lancer le processus en vue de réaliser les OBJECTIFS DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE, ainsi qu'au renforcement du Programme des Nations Unies pour L'ENVIRONNEMENT (PNUE). Il souligne aussi l'importance de renforcer l'égalité entre les sexes et reconnait l'importance du bénévolat, de l'engagement de la société civile et du monde académique. = Sous ce gouvernement mondial, la femme n'a pas sa place/sinon servir les intérêts de l'islam (police de la pudeur), le bénévolat est un esclavage consentant dû à l'ignorance des gens, engagement de la société civile et monde académique = unis pour mettre en place cet agenda totalitaire.

« Rio+20 a été un grand succès. Il y a eu une participation considérable, mais la participation sans résultat n'a pas d'importance. Nous avons réussi à conclure les négociations, ainsi qu'un accord fixant des objectifs du développement durable, mais aussi un forum de haut-niveau chargé de suivre la mise en œuvre des engagements pris », s'est enthousiasmé le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires économiques et sociales, Sha Zukang, également Secrétaire général de la Conférence.

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MessagePosté le: Dim 24 Juin - 15:23 (2012)    Sujet du message: LE DOCUMENT FINAL DE RIO+20 CONSACRE L'IMPORTANCE DES COMMISSIONS RÉGIONALES DE L'ONU Répondre en citant

LE DOCUMENT FINAL DE RIO+20 CONSACRE L'IMPORTANCE DES COMMISSIONS RÉGIONALES DE L'ONU



Noeleen Heyzer.


22 juin 2012 –

Les cinq Commissions régionales des Nations Unies ont salué vendredi la confiance que les États membres leur ont témoignée en soulignant dans le document final de la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le développement durable (Rio+20) pour leur rôle de PROMOTION DU DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE aux NIVEAUX RÉGIONAUX.


« Nous sommes satisfaits des accords conclus qui sont basés sur une approche régionale », s'est félicitée la Secrétaire exécutive de la Commission économique et sociale pour l'Asie et le Pacifique des Nations Unies (CESAP), Mme Noeleen Heyzer, dans un communiqué de presse.

« Lors des réunions régionales, il y a eu un accord général sur le fait que l'avenir de la planète dépend d'une approche intégrée et équilibrée du développement durable. Les participants ont également souligné que les politiques économiques vertes devraient être basées sur les objectifs de développement durable et de l'éradication de la pauvreté », a-t-elle ajouté. = Extermination des populations afin d'éradiquer la pauvreté. Avec toutes les nouvelles maladies qui apparaissent et la pest qui a fait son apparition en Amérique, nous pouvons nous attendre que très bientôt, l'Organisation mondiale lancera une vaste offensive OBLIGATOIRE de vaccination globale pour  TOUS, afin de "tenter" d'éradiquer le problème. Utiliseront-ils leur vaccin miracle qui supposémment guérirais toutes les maladies? C'est ce que je crains. Soyez sûr que ce vaccin éradiquera la pauvreté dans de nombreux pays.

Mme Heyzer a précisé que le processus de transition vers une ÉCONOMIE VERTE comporte de nombreuses nouvelles opportunités, mais que ce sera également un défi pour de nombreux pays en voie de développement et particulièrement pour les pays les moins avancés. = Obligation de la marque de la Bête (implant dans le corps???) Ceci nous montre également qu'ils sont prêts à une transition globale pour une nouvelle économie. Ils doivent donc faire écrouler un système existant pour en mettre un autre en place. L'Euro est pratiquement mort et les autres pays sur le point de s'écrouler... Ceci est un signe flagrant que ce sont eux qui contrôlent cette crise financière internationale pour obliger les populations à se soumettre à Lucifer et à son système.

Pour ces derniers, le transfert de technologies, le renforcement des capacités et la prévisibilité des ressources financières seront des critères déterminants pour une mise en œuvre efficace du développement durable.

Intitulé « L'avenir que nous voulons », le document final de Rio+20 identifie les actions de nature à promouvoir le développement durable et reconnait le rôle important des Commissions régionales pour initier un processus intergouvernemental inclusif, transparent et ouvert.

Les cinq Commissions régionales de l'ONU sont, outre l'CESAP, la Commission économique et sociale pour l'Asie occidentale (CESAO), la Commission économique pour l'Afrique (CEA), la Commission économique pour l'Amérique latine et les Caraïbes (CEPALC) et la Commission économique pour l'Europe (CEE).

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RIO+20: BAN URGES WORLD LEADERS TO BUILD ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COMMITMENTS





Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Maria Elisa Franco


22 June 2012 –

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged world leaders to build on the commitments they made during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to achieve economic, environmental and social prosperity for people all over the world.

“The speeches are over. Now the work begins,” Mr. Ban said at the closing ceremony of the three-day summit, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“Rio+20 has affirmed fundamental principles – renewed essential commitments – and given us new direction,” he added. “From governments to the world’s biggest companies, from philanthropic organizations to youth volunteers, they are part of a growing global movement for change.”

Rio+20 was attended by some 100 Heads of State and government, along with thousands of representatives from non-governmental organizations, the private sector and civil society, all seeking to help shape new policies to promote global prosperity, reduce poverty and advance social equity and environmental protection.

In his remarks at the ceremony, the UN chief said he was also encouraged by the more than 700 concrete commitments registered at the Conference from governments, business, industry, financial institutions and civil society among other groups.

Some $513 billion in funding was committed during Rio+20 for several issues, including energy, food security, access to drinking water and management of the oceans, among others.

A wide range of actions have also been pledged, such as planting 100 million trees, empowering 5,000 women entrepreneurs in green economy businesses in Africa, and recycling 800,000 tons of polyvinyl chloride (commonly known as PVC) – one of the most widely used plastics – per year.

A key element on Rio+20 was its outcome document, entitled “The Future We Want” and agreed on by Member States after negotiations. Mr. Ban welcomed its adoption.

“The outcome document provides a firm foundation for social, economic and environmental well-being,” the Secretary-General said. “It is now our responsibility to build on it. Rio+20 has affirmed fundamental principles – renewed essential commitments – and given us new direction.”

The outcome document calls for a wide range of actions. These include beginning the process to establish sustainable development goals; detailing how the green economy can be used as a tool to achieve sustainable development; strengthening the UN Environment Programme (UNEP); promoting corporate sustainability reporting measures; taking steps to go beyond gross domestic product to assess the well-being of a country; developing a strategy for sustainable development financing; and, adopting a framework for tackling sustainable consumption and production.

It also focuses on improving gender equity; recognizing the importance of voluntary commitments on sustainable development; and stressing the need to engage civil society and incorporate science into policy; among other points.

“Sustainable development is the only option for humanity, for our shared planet, for our common future,” Rio+20’s Secretary-General, Sha Zukang, said in his closing remarks.

“Let the commitments of Rio be with us all, as we continue our journey towards a sustainable future.”

More than 40,000 people – including parliamentarians, mayors, UN officials, chief executive officers and civil society leaders – attended Rio+20 from 20-22 June. The event followed on from the Earth Summit in 1992, also held in Rio de Janeiro, during which countries adopted Agenda 21 – a blueprint to rethink economic growth, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection.

“Twenty years ago, here in Rio, we put in place key principles and international agreements to guide our efforts,” Mr. Sha said. “Rio+20 carries on that tradition, and has laid out a framework for action to expedite implementation.”

Over 50 million people from all over the world also participated in the Conference through social media platforms, voicing their comments, opinions and ideas, making the platforms a key component in establishing a conversation on sustainability issues both in the lead up and during the Conference.

“Our job now is to create a critical mass, an irresistible momentum. Because the road ahead is long and hard,” Mr. Ban noted. “Rio+20 has given us a solid platform to build on. And it has given us the tools to build with – the work starts now.”

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=42315&Cr=sustainable+development&Cr1


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RIO+20: $513 BILLION PLEDGED TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT



Sha Zukang, Secretary-General of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. UN Photo/Maria Elisa Franco

22 June 2012 –
At the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), some $513 billion in funding has been committed by governments, the private sector, civil society and other groups to achieve a sustainable future.

“From the very beginning we have said that Rio+20 is about implementation and concrete action,” said Rio+20's Secretary-General, Sha Zukang, at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, today. “The commitments that we share with you today demonstrate that governments, the UN systems, and the nine major groups are committed and serious about implementation.”

A wide range of actions have also been pledged during Rio+20. These include planting 100 million trees, empowering 5,000 women entrepreneurs in green economy businesses in Africa, and recycling 800,000 tons of polyvinyl chloride (commonly known as PVC) – one of the most widely used plastics – per year.

Some 40,000 people – including Heads of State and government, representatives from non-governmental organizations and the private sector – have been in Rio de Janeiro for the past three days, attending Rio+20, and seeking to help shape new policies to promote global prosperity, reduce poverty and advance social equity and environmental protection.

A key element on the Conference has been its outcome document, entitled “The Future We Want” and agreed on by Member States.

“I'm very grateful and encouraged by world leaders for their strong political commitments to agree to a solid outcome document which puts all of us towards a greater sustainable path,” Secretary-General Ban said in an interview.

The outcome document calls for a wide range of actions, such as beginning the process to establish sustainable development goals; detailing how the green economy can be used as a tool to achieve sustainable development; strengthening the UN Environment Programme (UNEP); promoting corporate sustainability reporting measures; taking steps to go beyond gross domestic product to assess the well-being of a country; developing a strategy for sustainable development financing; and, adopting a framework for tackling sustainable consumption and production.

The document also focuses on improving gender equity; recognizing the importance of voluntary commitments on sustainable development; and stressing the need to engage civil society and incorporate science into policy; among other points.

Over 50 million people from all over the world have taken part in Rio+20 through social media platforms, voicing their comments, opinions and ideas, making the platforms a key component in establishing a global conversation on sustainability issues both in the lead-up to and during the Conference.

“Rio+20 has been a great success,” Mr. Sha said. “It had a huge participation, but participation without success means nothing, but we succeeded in concluding negotiations and agreeing to establish not only sustainable development goals but also a high-level forum to monitor the implementation of all commitments.”

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MessagePosté le: Mer 27 Juin - 21:25 (2012)    Sujet du message: EPA - MEETING WITH THE ENEMY Répondre en citant

EPA - MEETING WITH THE ENEMY

Contact: Pam Duffy, 714-847-8835, ladyduffy@duffyandcompany.net

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 27, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Warren Duffy:

"Christian pro-lifers who have signed onto the Evangelical Environmental Networks' (EEN) pro global warming campaign are sadly being misled by some naïve -- or perhaps misinformed leaders," said Warren Duffy, environmental truth activist and long time Christian L.A. talk radio host.

According to the group's president, Mitch Hescox, EEN has produced a TV spot which will air in eight selected markets encouraging the government to enter into a "Cap and Trade" program that was rejected by both Presidents H.W. Bush, Clinton and the U.S. Senate.

"Apparently Rev. Hescox is not aware of the fundamental facts of the climate debate," Duffy said in response to the June 21, 2012 EEN announcement. "Hescox says his group supports federal 'legislation that puts a price on carbon' which is a 'Cap and Trade' program," Duffy explained, "and will increase goods and services for everyone, especially hurting those on fixed incomes. This by no means helps the poor, it hurts them," Duffy added.

When Duffy and his wife, Pam, attended an environmental briefing six years ago, they first learned that far from representing a pro-life viewpoint, most adherents to the globalist environmental agenda believe population control is a mainstay of their argument. "China's one child policy, complete with forced abortions, is always included in the global environmental discussions, as was done yet again during the recent Rio+20 Earth Summit (www.infowars.com/maurice-strong-lauds-chinese-model-at-2012-earth-summit)," Duffy said.

"In 2006, when so many people bought into Al Gore's gibberish about Global Warming, many well meaning Christians signed onto the EEN petition, the 'Evangelical Climate Initiative'. That was before we all learned that the globe is not warming, Duffy continued.

 "When Global Warming fell apart, the environmental crisis morphed into 'Climate Change,'" Duffy explained. "Ironically, this idea claims the earth's climate is being impacted by Greenhouse Gases (GHG), one of which is carbon dioxide- yes, the air we breathe," Duffy said.

Duffy explained that since the EEN petition, Cornwall Alliance assisted in sponsoring the "Oregon Petition" that states, "There is no credible evidence of any connection between man made air pollution and global warming." This petition acquired the signatures of 31,487 scientists, ministry leaders, etc. with 9,029 of them having PhD's. In the Spring of 2011, NASA scientists, including 7 former astronauts, wrote an open letter published in the "New York Times" asking their director not to drag the good name and reputation of the organization into disrepute by using the same alarmist rhetoric included in the wording of the latest TV spot from EEN.

"Meeting with EPA's Lisa Jackson to proclaim standing 'side by side' is a huge mistake," Duffy continued. "She (Jackson) is implementing federal regulations for our nation's businesses and consumers that Congress would never pass, not in a million years," Duffy stated. "Since President Obama has been in office, Jackson has instituted rules cramping businesses across the nation, increasing utility costs for everyone, while generally hampering our country's already feeble economic recovery," said Duffy. He continued, "She (Jackson) is no friend of common sense environmentalism, the concept of everyone being more sensitive to ones use of the earth's resources."

"We do not need big government, huge bureaucracies and Washington elites instituting laws that the legislative process should normally debate and vote on. Doing an end run around the Congress and United States Constitution, no matter how noble the cause, is never a good idea in our Republic," Duffy reflected.

"In Rev Hescox's statement about the TV spot and meeting with Jackson, is the mention that the new ad campaign includes a narrator's lecture that we must all 'care for the least of these.' However, nowhere in Scripture did our Lord say government programs are the answer to poverty. In addition, throughout scripture's description of end-time events, not once does the Bible claim if we change out our light bulbs, drive an electric car or put solar panels on our roof, His return for His church will be delayed one nan-o-second," Duffy passionately expressed.

Duffy concluded, "Either God is in control of His universe, the one He created our universe He continues operating in a truly incomprehensible way -- regardless of man's conduct -- or He is not. Of course we are to be good stewards of our Master's property -- He still owns it. That is truly the essence of the Christian environmental debate, not the topics covered in the EEN ad or Rev. Jim Ball's book 'Global Warming and the Risen LORD.'"

Warren and Pam Duffy live in California, a state on schedule to implement a "Cap and Trade," carbon trading program later this year. The program will cost the state's businesses and utilities billions of dollars, with costs being passed on to their customers.

Regulations will add to the state's unemployment rolls with some estimating one-million in job loss because of the "price on carbon."

 Due to over regulations, companies are not just leaving the state, but new businesses are discouraged from coming to California, further retarding the state's economy. California currently has more citizens receiving food stamps than any other state in the nation and a $26 Billion dollar debt. For more information on the California Cap and Trade program visit www.cfactsocal.org and www.friendsforcajobs.com.

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SURMONTER LA FRUSTRATION DE RIO+20 PAR L'ENGAGEMENT RELIGIEUX ET LA COMMUNAUTÉ
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Walter Altmann, Guillermo Kerber et Leonardo Boff lors d’un débat d’experts du COE au Sommet des peuples Rio+20. = Experts internationaux, les autres ne sont pas écoutés.

Les participants représentant le Conseil œcuménique des Églises (COE) à la Conférence Rio+20 se sont joints à une large coalition religieuse pour rejeter le document final officiel de la manifestation organisée sous les auspices des Nations Unies.

«Des spécialistes de l’environnement renommés disent que pratiquement rien ne s’est produit entre 1992 et 2012 en termes de politique publique et d’engagement mondial», a fait observer le professeur Leonardo Boff, auteur brésilien de livres à succès et cofondateur de la théologie latino-américaine de la libération. Il a formulé cette conclusion alors que la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE Rio+20 (CNUDD) approchait de sa fin. = Voir Agenda 21 et agenda de Dépopulation dont le but est d'exterminer le peuple de la terre et de le remplacer par d'autres créatures plus démoniaques et mieux contrôlées via tout ce programme transhumanisme qui prend place devant nos yeux.

Leonardo Boff se joignait ainsi à un chœur de critiques qui assistaient à la Conférence des Nations Unies et à sa contrepartie populaire, le Sommet des peuples, organisé simultanément du 20 au 22 juin à Rio de Janeiro, Brésil. Avec le président du Comité central du Conseil œcuménique des Églises, le pasteur Walter Altmann, Leonardo Boff coprésidait un débat du Sommet des peuples sur le thème «La base éthique et théologique de la JUSTICE CLIMATIQUE». = Tout ce programme tel que présenté est mensongé, corrompu pour mettre en place le règne et le système de Lucifer.

Déplorant le comportement humain à l’égard des écosystèmes aujourd’hui, il a reconnu que «quand nous arrivons, nous apportons la destruction et nous forçons les autres espèces à fuir. Partout où notre réflexion fondée sur l’aspect économique domine, la pauvreté, l’exploitation et la faim prévalent

Walter Altmann a regretté la coupure apparente entre les stratégies des organisations internationales présentées dans le document final de la CNUDD et les ressources potentielles au niveau local qui se trouvent dans les communautés religieuses et d’autres expressions de la société civile.

«Il y avait plus de DIALOGUE avec la société civile en 1992», a observé Walter Altmann en jetant un regard rétrospectif sur le Sommet de la terre qui s’était déroulé à Rio cette année-là. Il a souligné que la vocation particulière des communautés religieuses est de réagir aux crises auxquelles notre planète est confrontée, en explorant leurs dimensions spirituelles et éthiques. = Comment peut-il y avoir dialogue quand tout est décidé d'avance et que les milliards de personnes qui sont sous le CMÉ ne le savent même pas. Cela permet de mieux les contrôler et de les convaincre de la vision globaliste de ces nazis corrompus qui gouvernent ce monde. Ceux qui savent et qui dénoncent sont considérés comme des extrémistes et des terroristes par le système et peuvent, sous les nouvelles lois du NDAA, émis par le président Obama peuvent maintenant être éliminé tout simplement. Ceux qui sont arrêtés non pas droit à un procès juste, on leur empêche d'avoir l'aide d'un avocat. Tout ce système est maintenant sous autorité MILITAIRE, signe que nous sommes maintenant sous un système de dictature globale. Mais ça, pas un mot du danger pour le peuple de Dieu. Ce silence amènent les "chrétiens" à refuser d'écouter ce que nous avons à leur dire et nous sommes maintenant devenus leurs ennemis. Conséquence tragique d'écouter la voix du malin plutôt que la Parole de Dieu et de ses serviteurs qui les mettent en garde contre ces grands dangers qui les guettent.  

Le débat animé par Walter Altmann et Leonardo Boff était d’une des 80 manifestations organisées dans le cadre du Sommet des peuples, regroupées dans un espace œcuménique et interreligieux placé sous le signe du thème «Les religions pour les droits». Les activités menées dans ce contexte ont été source d’une interaction créatrice entre les nombreuses et diverses religions du monde. = 80 manifestations organisés pour les moutons esclaves qui sont menés en bateau et qui sont ignorants de ce qui prend vraiment place.
Un manque d’ambition que rien ne saurait justifier
Guillermo Kerber, responsable de programme du COE en charge des activités touchant le souci de la création et la justice climatique, a affirmé son accord avec la conclusion des partenaires religieux en refusant d’accepter le document final de Rio+20 en tant qu’instrument de changement efficace.

«Le document final de Rio+20, a-t-il dit, ne reflète pas l’urgence des menaces qui pèsent sur la vie sur terre, telles que les présente la communauté scientifique. Il ne renouvelle pas les précédents engagements de la communauté internationale, en particulier ceux des Conventions de Rio 1992 sur la diversité biologique, la désertification et les changements climatiques. Il n’y a pas de nouveaux engagements concrets pour l’avenir.» = n'en croyez pas un mot, camouflage afin de pouvoir utiliser les brebis endormis pour d'autres manifestations "pacifiques".

Guillermo Kerber a critiqué le document en ces termes: «Le COE était partisan d’un préambule fondé sur des principes, avec une base éthique claire. La ‘vision’ actuelle du texte ne répond pas aux attentes à cet égard. La communauté internationale, incapable de réaliser un consensus, a opté pour le plus petit dénominateur commun, en évitant les questions controversées. De ce fait, la terre est perdante, les pauvres et les vulnérables sont perdants.»

Guillermo Kerber a rejeté l’approche prudente du document: «Les arguments utilisés pour justifier le manque d’ambition du document, comme par exemple les crises financières et économiques, sont inacceptables du point de vue du COE.» = Rien sur Rockefeller et les Rotschilds qui sont leurs principaux partenaires dans l'effondrement de l'économie mondiale. Rockefeller fut l'un des pères fondateurs du Conseil Mondial des Églises. Faut-il se surprendre de ce silence?

Durant la Conférence, des représentants du Sommet des peuples ont rencontré le secrétaire général des Nations Unies Ban Ki-moon pour exprimer leur frustration à l’égard du document final de Rio+20. = Tous des adorateurs de Lucifer. Comment croyez-vous que ce monde ira mieux?

Rafael Soares de Oliveira, directeur exécutif de l’organisation de service œcuménique Koinonia, membre de l’Alliance ACT, a dit de la rencontre avec Ban Ki-moon: «La réunion représentait un défi concret pour le dirigeant des Nations Unies, dans la perspective de l’ordre du jour qu’il s’agit d’établir pour l’avenir. Le Sommet des peuples n’a pas accepté le document final de Rio+20 en tant qu’un instrument de changement efficace.»
Nécessité d’une théologie publique
L’évêque Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, de l’Église évangélique luthérienne de Bavière, Allemagne, était parmi les orateurs qui ont continué d’encourager les personnes croyantes à se consacrer à la lutte contre la détérioration de l’environnement.

«Les religions, a-t-il dit, touchent les esprits et les cœurs des gens. C’est pourquoi nous avons besoin d’une théologie publique qui s’exprime dans une langue à la fois religieuse et laïque. » = Non, les religions contrôlent les esprits et les coeurs des gens. Jésus-Christ est la seule réponse et le seul qui nous a fait connaître la vérité et qui nous a mis en garde contre ce dernier Empire Romain qui domine ce monde.

L’évêque Bedford-Strohm a mis en évidence deux éléments qui, à son avis, sont essentiels pour changer le monde: l’inspiration et l’incitation. «Je ne suis pas si pessimiste, a-t-il ajouté. En tant que religions, nous avons beaucoup à offrir.» = Oui, comme d'amener toutes les congrégations sous le joug pesant de l'Islam radical et de ses lois de la Sharia pour pouvoir mieux les exterminer par la suite!

Le pasteur Nestor Paulo Friedrich, président de l’Église évangélique de la confession luthérienne du Brésil (IECLB), a ajouté: «Ce que nous avons vu ici à Rio montre que la distance entre la CNUDD et le Sommet des peuples reflète la nécessité urgente d’accroître la participation de la société civile au DIALOGUE MONDIAL. » = Quel dialogue? Les lois criminalisent tous ceux qui sont contre l'agenda global. Est-ce une manière de soulever les "chrétiens" pour mieux les opprimer par la suite?

Une jeune dirigeante musulmane, Soher El Sukaria, secrétaire de la Société arabe musulmane de Córdoba, Argentine, et coordinatrice du Réseau de jeunes des Religions pour la paix en Amérique latine et aux Caraïbes, a mis en évidence la lutte commune des religions pour protéger l’environnement et aider les pauvres à accéder à l’autonomie. À la fin de la discussion, Michael Slaby a présenté, au nom du rabbin Awraham Soetendorp, une déclaration interreligieuse intitulée «Vers Rio+20 et au-delà – un tournant dans l’histoire de la terre», texte qui a déjà été signé par de nombreux responsables et organismes religieux.

Le Conseil œcuménique des Églises, par le biais du programme qu’il consacre au souci de la création et à la justice climatique, continuera à défendre cette cause dans les débats des Nations Unies sur les questions liées au développement durable, à l’environnement et aux changements climatiques. Il est également résolu à poursuivre sa participation au mouvement qui a organisé le Sommet des peuples. = Oui, certainement, alors qu'ils sont à détruire toute la semence et la création de Dieu pour la remplacer par des androids, hybrides, avatars, robots, bébés éprouvettes, etc. Quelle belle justice climatique! Sur ses grands changements, pas un membre de ce grand comité n'a élevé la voix contre ce qui prend place.

À lire également:

People of faith in Rio de Janeiro show concern for the earth (Les personnes croyantes présentes à Rio de Janeiro manifestent leur préoccupation à l’égard de la terre – Communiqué de presse du COE du 20 juin 2012)

Activités du COE en faveur de la justice climatique et du souci de la création

Déclaration interreligieuse sur le thème «Vers Rio+20 et au-delà – un tournant dans l’histoire de la terre» (pdf, 90 KB, en anglais)

Des photos haute résolution sont disponibles sur le site photos.oikoumene.org

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AGENDA 21: HOW GLOBALIST DOMINATION HAPPENS ON A LOCAL LEVEL


Susanne PoselJul 7th, 2012


Susanne Posel

Occupy Corporatism
July 7, 2012

Agenda 21 wants to, among other things, bring the American lands back to rewilding.

The non-governmental organization (NGO) The Wildlands Project (WP) is a focusing of the American landscape in preservation for “future generations to inherit a continent rich in wildlife, with plenty of room for all species to roam.”

This does not necessarily mean that there will be room for humans as we are seeing massive areas of land being placed under restrictions called “conservation easements”, “scenic byways”, “protected areas”, “biosphere reserves”, “wildlife refuges”, etc. The names are varied and plentiful, but the result is always the same: More government control; less human freedom.

The WP claims we are “experiencing the Sixth Great Extinction” because of “human population growth, climate change, resource extraction, new recreational technologies, habitat fragmentation”. Since humanity is not a “highly interactive species” (meaning species whose presence maintains the balance of other plant and animal species with the habitat they share) “we are running out of room to share with nature”.



The science-based agenda of WP has developed the solution of dividing up North America into “four Continental Wildways [of] large protected corridors of land running coast to coast . . . throughout Canada, the US and Mexico.”

Agenda 21 explains why the North American Union is being pushed by the globalists.
  • The Eastern Wildway extending northward from the Everglades along the Appalachians to the Arctic
  • The Western Wildway spanning the continent from Mexico, through the Rockies, to Alaska
  • The Pacific Wildway running from Baja to Alaska
  • The Boreal Wildway running west-east from Alaska to the Canadian Maritimes across the forest roof of North America

The wildways are “constructed by protecting core areas connected to one another by corridors or linkages. They are essentially mosaics of connected public and private lands that provide habitat and safe passageways for wildlife to travel freely from place to place.”

In the January 2012 Review of Implementation of Agenda 21 and the Rio Principles details the progress the UN has had on their Agenda 21 policies on the local and national levels.

Under the World Trade Organization (WTO) the UN has seen major advances in the developing countries (i.e. Africa, India, Southeast Asia) where they have “embraced the reforms of the WTO regime” where “global import tariffs” have been used as protective measures since 1995.

National subsidies have turned “agricultural commodities” over to the global Elite International cooperation and recognition of the UN’s superiority in the implementation of their schemes. Through the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the manipulation of the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI) uses reinvested funds that are dumped into UN approved public service programs, healthcare and education.

According to research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) the issues caused by man-made climate change and its impact on the environment cannot be resolved by a single country or member of academia, but through the IIASA and the UN the securitization of energy on a national level can be reworked to reflect Agenda 21 Sustainable Development.

IIASA research has turned up a strategic plan that:
  • Controls the allocation of energy to individuals and businesses
  • Control transportation and production of global food
  • Control water resources used for agriculture and personal
  • Allocate resources under UN guidelines of mitigation of CO2 emissions

Research focuses on the “transformational nature of the modern world.” IIASA is one of the foundations of the global transformation of local communities to reflect Agenda 21.

One way Agenda 21 is manifesting right now is in Transition Towns . Under the Transition Model , global relocalization agendas are forefront.


The dangers that Transition Towns impose on our sovereignty and individuality are:
  • Refocus town planning and infrastructure on implementation of Agenda 21
  • Appear to be grassroots operations
  • Promote the Peak Oil mythology as an energy scare-tactic
  • Support SmarthGrowth which is code for Agenda 21
  • Aspire to control framing, disburse ability to farm, and pressure governmental policies on farming that reflect Agenda 21
  • Use the hoax of man-made climate change as the purpose for imposing policy control by building cities that are designed to reduce carbon emissions
  • Securitize local food stores, businesses, healthcare and fuel
  • Ensure SmarthGrowth controls all citizens ability to acquire any needs for human survival
  • Create internal advocacies that band together to purvey Transition Town propaganda to elected officials and local governments

The European Union has adopted regulations that ban the construction of single-family homes beginning in 2020. These new dwellings, called passive houses will be “zero-energy buildings”. To control urban communities in so far as “tangible spatial” development and the literal process of construction, Germany is creating policies that facilitate “compact” housing that is more “energy efficient”.

During the recent UN Earth Summit on Sustainable Development in Rio+20, governments and private sector corporations have pledged to fund the UN’s endeavors toward global governance with a generous $513 billion for Agenda 21 projects that will restrict the movements of humans, perverse biodiversity and assist the UN in attaining their Millennium Development Goals.

Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State supports the incorporation of the Agenda 21 movement. She remarked that “sustainability won’t happen without business investment. Governments alone cannot solve all the problems we face, from climate change to persistent poverty to chronic energy shortages. That’s why we are so strongly in favor of partnerships.”

As far as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is concerned, the money from corporations and governments cannot come at a better time. Ki-moon claims that “words must translate into action” with regard to moving the environmental governance agenda forward.

Ki-moon says that since the first UNCSD, the incremental slide toward total global governance has spawned UN conventions on climate change, biodiversity and desertification, as well as the Agenda 21 blueprint for sustainable development, yet “progress has been too slow – we have not gone far enough down the road. We are now in sight of a historic agreement – the world is waiting to see if words will translate into action, as we know they must.”

The UN Environmental Program (UNEP) has been expanded to become a “specialized agency” with a new title, UN Environmental Organization (UNEO). The UNEO will prop up the Sustainable Development division of the UN. The same agency that disseminates Agenda 21 policies to governments will be centralized into a global agency with powerful international backing.

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General devised the global sustainability panel that includes more than 50 supporters of the creation of UNEO.

“One option is the possible transformation of UNEP into a specialized agency of the United Nations. A strengthened UNEP could enhance coherence between relevant multilateral environmental agreements, and better integrate its work with the activities of development institutions, especially the United Nations Development Program,” states one recommendation.

To fund globalization, the UN will disburse a global carbon tax, redistribute the world’s wealth and install programs that will place all issues concerning humanity, poverty, the securitization of resources and education under its control and command.

They will force ecological taxes to steer large amounts of money into funds designed to redesign humanity, civilization and the planet – and fit them all into their mold. A carbon cap-and-trade tax system for industrial countries could yield $250 billion per year.

Through consolidation of power within the UN, the Agenda 21 scheme is being implemented locally; and finding success as fake grassroots efforts. The global Elite have perfected the art of convincing the general public that sustainability is a good idea. By employing them to pressure their local and state governments for adherence to UN Agenda 21 schemes, their work is easy. It is up to us to recognize that the sustainable legislation we are unknowingly pushing our elected officials to approve are contributing to the loss of our independence and sovereignty as a Constitutional Republic governed by our own laws.

Once we do this, we will no longer be manipulated into supporting the UN’s global governance agenda and once again be a free nation.

http://occupycorporatism.com/agenda-21-how-globalist-domination-happens-on-a-local-level/


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UN SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT EXPOSED: BIG BUSINESS, DICTATORS, AND NGOs

Alex Newman
New American
July 10, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO — The real agenda behind the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development was clear months before the summit began. It had little to do with solving poverty or legitimate environmental concerns. Instead, the UN was hoping to acquire vast new powers to re-shape the world and its people, as evidenced by multiple reports and documents it released ahead of the conference. Of course, the fact that Rio+20 Secretary General Sha Zukang was a Chinese Communist who openly loathes Americans was revealing, too.

Aside from the fairly transparent UN agenda, however, the conference itself offered a great deal of insight into the forces working together against national sovereignty, private property, individual liberty, and economic freedom. Big business was there — mostly begging for more government control and taxpayer money. A wide assortment of tax-funded “non-governmental organizations” — known as NGOs for short — was there, too. Unsurprisingly, they mostly demanded more government control.

Finally, no UN conference would be complete without member governments — a chance for Western powers to mingle with a gaggle of dictators and mass murderers styling themselves “presidents.” They found plenty to agree on. In fact, it seemed like all of the so-called “stakeholders” were essentially on the same page: more for them, less for you. The New American (TNA) was also at the summit to bring you the inside stories that the mainstream press largely ignored.

Police State, Green Hypocrisy, Secrecy, & Disorder

Rio+20 was originally touted as the biggest UN summit in history, but analysts later said that probably was not true. Some 50,000 people were supposed to participate, but nowhere near that number actually showed up — several observers even thought that less than 10,000 had attended. Many of the world’s most important heads of state and government — Obama, Angela Merkel of Germany, and the U.K.’s David Cameron, for example — also stayed away.

Immediately upon arrival, the most striking phenomenon in Rio was the overt nature of the police state. All over the city, attendees were greeted by armored personnel carriers and assault vehicles, dozens of military helicopters swarming overhead with turrets aimed downward, checkpoints manned by machine gun-wielding Brazilian troops, federal police dressed in futuristic costumes, and much more.

On the first day of the official conference, it took the TNA team more than two hours to cover just a few miles and get into the conference — largely owing to the unimaginable traffic created by “security.” The fact that the troops occupying every street corner in the area demanding ID did not know what they were doing certainly did not help matters.

Once inside, the UN again revealed that its inability to run a proper conference — let alone the world — is surpassed only by its zealous ambition to assume ever-greater powers. There were not nearly enough desks for all of the journalists, leading to more than a few heated arguments. Internet cables were also in short supply, and the wireless Internet, when it was actually working, was pathetically slow.

Despite the summit being touted as an effort to increase “sustainability” — a vague term with hundreds of definitions generally understood to mean reduced consumption — the waste evident all throughout the conference was astounding. Every building was running the air-conditioning at full blast with the doors wide open, for example. In some rooms, the AC was so cold that journalists were moving out from under the vents.

Consuming less was apparently only a requirement for the ruled. The world’s rulers and their representatives stayed at five-star hotels and lived a lifestyle unimaginable to most of the world — not to mention the millions of destitute Brazilians living in squalor throughout Rio’s infamous favela slums. “Saving the world” from humanity at lavish conferences apparently costs a lot of money, and the “dignitaries” had every luxury at their disposal for the job. The total price tag of the summit remains a mystery.

Massive motorcades of gas-guzzling limos transported dictators and mass-murdering gangsters calling themselves “presidents,” as well as their oversized entourages, to and from the venue. Meanwhile, other “VVIPs” — the term used by the UN to identify top officials at the summit — landed in carbon dioxide-spewing helicopters.

Apparently some of the dignitary squads squandered even more taxpayer money buying “carbon credits” from their cronies to offset the emissions. But the unsustainable resource-gobbling spectacle was slammed by more than a few critics on both sides of the debate, not to mention poor Brazilians who spoke with TNA, as blatant “green” hypocrisy. Even true “sustainability” believers were shocked.

When the environmental dignitaries left, security did too. At that point, residents of the slums in the area began pouring into the venue to scavenge for the remaining scraps left behind, looting the food court as the few remaining security guards were overwhelmed. The TNA team witnessed part of the commotion before leaving as dozens of favelados, as they’re called, ran out from the food court carrying what they could.

The So-called “Stakeholders”

Governments:

Virtually every national government on Earth was represented at Rio+20. Delegates representing mass murderers, communist tyrants, genocidal maniacs, war criminals, Islamic theocracies, and more were all intermingling, supposedly defending the interests of their “citizens” while trying to hammer out an agreement to “save the world.” Of course, it does not take much knowledge about the world to understand that at least the vast majority of the regimes present at the table had ulterior motives.

Unlike past conferences, government delegates at Rio+20 were kept in isolation, hiding behind security personnel in their own special pavilion. Organizations and the media were kept out — unless, of course, they could find a government willing to let them in. Even then, they were supposed to take care of business with the delegation that invited them through security and then promptly get out.

Across from the main venue was another large area where governments and dictatorships set up booths to tout their own accomplishments. Seeking press coverage for a panel discussion hosted by the Islamic monarchy ruling Qatar, the TNA team was invited to attend and was picked up in a private car paid for by the regime.

The discussion — mostly on redefining the concept of rights to include things like food, rather than liberties — featured more than a few heavyweights, including UN boss Ban Ki-moon, a socialist former Spanish prime minister, heads of UN agencies, and many others. The AC was blasting there, too, in what was essentially an open-air tent. After chatting briefly with the Qatari ambassador to the UN who happens to be serving as the chief of the UN General Assembly, mostly about why and how he thought the global body should save the world, TNA decided to visit some of the other government booths.

The communist dictatorship ruling over China had a massive setup where interested parties could learn about its supposed leadership on “sustainability” issues, though the regime seems to have toned down its celebration of the reduced “carbon emissions” achieved through its barbaric “one-child” policy. Nobody was available for an interview with TNA, but we did get a “flash drive” containing documents.

The European Union had a big booth, too, where participants were debating the role of regional regimes in the new green-world order. At the American government’s booth, the first visible flyer was promoting population control, while another touted USAID programs to achieve global “sustainability.” U.S. taxpayers’ money also went to hand out coffee — presumably sustainably grown coffee — to anyone who stopped by. It was delicious.

Throughout the three-day summit, government representatives, including some prime ministers and presidents, offered long speeches about sustainability, what they were doing, what should be done, and more. Their faces were broadcast throughout the conference center on huge screens so people could see the dignitaries no matter where they went. But most people were not paying attention anyway.

The Cheerleading “Media”

When Rio+20 boss Zukang announced hundreds of “commitments” by governments and businesses on so-called “sustainability” worth more than half a trillion dollars, much of the audience — supposedly unbiased members of the media — applauded in delight. The bizarre scene offered extraordinary insight into why the one-sided international press coverage of such summits has become so routine.

Rather than asking hard questions about the alleged science or the true agenda, the vast majority of reports being churned out of the Rio+20 media room largely parroted UN claims as if they were gospel. The “significant” UN announcement at the final major summit press conference included few details about the actual agreements or their implications. For the most part, Zukang and other conference speakers simply offered vague generalities about building a “sustainable” world for a “better future,” saying governments and businesses around the world had agreed to undertake massive “sustainability” efforts.

“From the very beginning, we have said Rio+20 is about implementation. It is about concrete action. And the commitments that we share with you today demonstrate that governments, the UN system and the nine major groups are committed and serious about implementation,” said Zukang, the communist who also heads the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. “The total figure is now 692 registered commitments. Ladies and Gentlemen, this brings the estimated total value of commitments to $513 billion.”

That’s when most of the supposed journalists at the official press conference applauded and smiled upon hearing Zukang’s news. According to critics of the media reaction, they were behaving more like cheerleaders than objective reporters. But unlike past major international environmental summits, most of the press was kept in the dark about the negotiations throughout the final days of the summit — making the applause even more bizarre.

As members of the press celebrated the vague announcements, one Japanese reporter called the behavior “ridiculous.” Later on, more than a few analysts blasted the cheering, too. Critics of the shadowy negotiating process itself had even harsher words, slamming the global body’s secrecy and the journalists’ complacency about it.

The media applause continued after each speaker at the press conference — statements by politicians, bureaucrats, business leaders, and more all received a very warm reception from hundreds of journalists in attendance. When a non-profit foundation leader on the panel announced mandatory “sustainability education” for all Brazilian children enforceable by law, as well as the inclusion of “sustainable development” themes on national standardized tests, the reporters exhibited special delight.

Later that night, when the Rio+20 plenary session finally voted to adopt the highly controversial UN document known as “The Future We Want,” the media section at the conference center erupted with applause, cheering, and whistling as if a goal had been scored in a soccer game. When asked on camera by TNA why they were celebrating, some refused to talk, others said they were happy because the summit was over, and still more claimed not to know.

Media outlets known to be especially reliable and relatively effective UN lapdogs — the state-funded BBC, for example — were given special, private areas to work in. They also obtained much greater access to the “VVIPs” in attendance, scoring exclusive interviews to ask soft-ball questions about why even more wasn’t being done to save the world.

But despite the VIP treatment for select “media” outlets — in the United States, at least — the lack of press coverage about the summit was deafening. The day after the conference ended, neither the New York Times nor the Washington Post included front-page headlines mentioning the conclusion of Rio+20. “It seems the conference did not end as the editors wished,” noted Ken Haapala, executive vice president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project.

Of course, most of the journalists celebrating Zukang’s announcement at the press conference were almost certainly not aware at the time that no officially “binding” commitments had been foisted on populations by their governments. If they had known, based on discussions TNA had with reporters throughout the summit, they probably would not have been applauding.

Even with the cheerleading media, however, more than a few analysts and critics who spoke with TNA said the world was waking up to the UN’s schemes and its failed science — especially in the United States, where opposition to the global agenda is building while the public largely rejects the alarmism being hyped to push it. Scientists, meanwhile, including many who have been affiliated with the UN, are jumping ship in growing numbers as well. And those trends, especially with the rise of the Internet and the alternative media, are likely to continue accelerating.

NGOs Demand Anti-liberty Global “Solutions

As the summit got started on June 20, a 17-year-old NGO activist gave a speech to the national delegates about how it was their duty to decide the fate of her future and the future of her children. It was a dramatic opening — official dignitaries seemed impressed. Strong agreements and global measures were needed to save the world, she insisted.

Countless so-called NGOs were in attendance, supposedly representing “civil society.” Much of the funding for the groups comes from taxpayers, so, unsurprisingly, most of them loudly called for more and more government to stop poverty, environmental problems, gender inequality, class inequality, and innumerable other real and perceived issues affecting the planet.

The Brazilian government helped them along, spending millions of taxpayer dollars to create a “People’s Summit.” Immediately upon arrival, this reporter was approached by a man wearing a giant condom suit handing out taxpayer-funded condoms from the “Ministry of Health” to the taxpayer-funded activists at the taxpayer-funded “People’s Summit.” Military helicopters were swarming overhead the whole time.

The TNA team spent several hours perusing the whole area. We spoke to socialists of various persuasions ranging from a representative of the Movement for Socialism, who did not think Latin America’s socialist despots were radical enough, to a spokesperson for the “Movement to End Capitalism,” who said the group desired reform that was impossible to achieve through politics and that money should be abolished. When asked how it might be accomplished without the existing political system, however, they offered few details.

Many of the “People” at the “People’s” summit, despite their overt government backing, saw themselves as rebels. There were dozens — probably hundreds — of natives from the Amazon, too. Most of them were selling trinkets or chanting, but they made for good photo opportunities for the NGOs seeking to advance various causes.

A partially tax-funded Danish artist with “Art in Defense of Humanism” was there as well, presenting a series of exhibits including a decent-sized replica of the Statue of Liberty with the words “Freedom to Pollute” written across it. Another piece he was showing off featured a young pregnant girl on a crucifix, which he said was a protest against the Catholic Church for its opposition to sex education, contraception, pre-marital sex, abortion, and other teachings.

“We must get a lot of tax on oil,” he told TNA in an interview, proposing $40 per gallon gasoline without really knowing what to do about the consequences such measures would have on the poor. After boasting of taking money from capitalists to use against them, he also said there was no “right to consume” and the standard of living in the West should decline dramatically — a common sentiment among the “people” at the tax-funded summit.

Greenpeace was at the “People’s Summit” as well, offering presentations about mining and logging. The next day, however, we caught up with Icelandic investigative journalist Magnus Gudmundsson, who has studied environmental campaigns and their effects for more than two decades. His take on Greenpeace and other environmental groups was a real eye-opener.

According to Gudmundsson, many of the mega-“Green” groups use blatant deception. One example in particular that he spoke about was an allegedly bogus propaganda video created by Greenpeace purporting to show seal hunters in the far North. The video, he said, citing multiple experts, was staged for the camera. But the tragic effects on the some of the world’s most vulnerable people were all too real.

“Communities have been destroyed economically and socially,” Gudmundsson explained, pointing to Native American villages in the Arctic that had been completely devastated by “green” deception campaigns. “It brings in a lot of money” for the organizations, he said about the propaganda schemes. But the results are generally horror and destruction for the affected communities. More than 100 people out of less than 1,000 in just one village he visited committed suicide following a deceptive propaganda campaign to stop their traditional seal hunting.

“Communities have suffered incredibly, all in the name of saving the Earth,” Gudmundsson told TNA, wondering if Rio+20 was part of the same pattern. “Of course, it has no impact on saving the Earth, but a big impact on their wallets.”

Ironically, the vicious anti-seal hunting campaign actually ended up hurting the environment, he noted: The increase in seals caused a drop in the supply of fish, which threw the traditional ecosystem off balance. The local human community was virtually destroyed. And the seals were never even endangered in the first place.

Despite the stories of lies and destruction, however, many of the activists at Rio+20 were no doubt sincere. TNA interviewed some young Brazilians wearing funny-looking pig costumes, for example, who were passionately representing “Rio+Veg.” The swine-suit-clad trio was very friendly as they explained the environmental benefits of vegetarianism. However, their mission at the conference — lobbying governments and the UN to curtail meat consumption — was typical of the NGOs’ mindset: coercive power must be used to reform and guide humanity.

As the whole conference came to a close, another almost certainly well-intentioned activist spoke to TNA as well. Organizing Partner Kiara Worth representing the UN sustainability commission’s Major Group for Children and Youth, was supposed to read a short statement on behalf of so-called “civil society” to the delegates.

But according to the young South African activist, she was told that there was no time — “essentially meaning that civil society has no voice here at the conference,” she said, clearly upset, as representatives of governments and assorted dictatorships shuffled by with smiles on their faces. So, instead of reading the speech to the planet’s “sustainability” dignitaries, she read it to TNA and answered a few questions.

“If these sheets of paper are our common future, then you have sold our fate and subsidized our common destruction,” she said of the final UN agreement, expressing the disappointment many “stakeholders” felt with a document which did not technically mandate anything new. “We have one planet. Our being, our thinking, and our action should not be constrained by national boundaries, but by planetary ones. You failed to liberate yourselves from national and corporate self-interest.”

Critics of the UN say the NGO activists present at the international conferences — no matter how sincere or well-intentioned — serve a crucial function under the guise of representing “society.” The role of those groups and their criticisms about the UN’s alleged failure to do enough help to advance the global institution’s agenda, partly by making the sweeping planetary agreements seem moderate by comparison.

This allows the cheerleading media to create a false paradigm for their audiences where the only critics seem to be people who wanted more government, more UN, and more of the global agenda. Then, opponents of the whole agenda itself can be glossed over as the debate is framed in terms of advancing the UN’s goals, or, on the other side advancing them even faster to please “civil society.”

Opponents of the environmental agenda have called for an end to all taxpayer subsidies for NGOs, calling the government-funded groups “AstroTurf” designed to apply pressure from below and create the impression of popular support for the UN schemes. Of course, not all of the organizations receive public funds, but many do, even amid an economic crisis that has left untold millions completely destitute.

A few NGOs were at Rio+20 actually promoting what seemed to be real solutions to real problems. The Brazilian Association for Sustainable Development (ABIDES), for example, gave a presentation explaining that true sustainability should mean protecting nature while lifting people out of poverty — and it should start at the local level.

“The UN is speaking at a level that is not close to reality,” said ABIDES President Everton Carvalho in an interview with TNA, noting that the real issues — increasing food production, developing infrastructure, creating jobs, and promoting economic growth — should be dealt with by locals who understand what is needed. “You have to solve the problems that are real, right now, for us.”

Other organizations with representatives at Rio+20 promoting market solutions, economic growth, private property, real science, and individual liberty included the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) and the Competitive Enterprise Institute. However, such groups were a tiny, tiny minority — and they received virtually no establishment-press coverage. The vast majority of NGOs were busy calling on the UN and world governments to expand their powers under the guise of environmentalism, poverty, and more — exactly the opposite of what all available evidence shows can truly alleviate real problems. For those groups, though, the media cameras were always rolling.

Big Business Joins Forces With UN & World Governments

Despite the widely held misconception of Big Business and Big Government as being at odds with each other, many of the world’s top corporate chieftains played a central role throughout the UN conference. Many literally begged the global institution and its member governments for new regulations and more economic meddling.

“Businesses like regulation,” said General Electric Brazil CEO Adriana Machado during a World Business Council for Sustainable Business panel discussion, without mentioning, of course, how much the U.S.-based side of GE has benefited at taxpayer expense. “Regulation is necessary to show companies who want to get better on how to get there.” Apparently the market is just not good enough.

In an interview with TNA, Infosys co-chairman Senapathy “Kris” Gopalakrishnan, who also served as chief of an international coalition of companies known as “Business Action for Sustainable Development,” offered similar remarks on joining hands with government. “As we move forward we have to start thinking about some policy framework, including regulations,” he said, adding that businesses — which participated at Rio+20 in “record numbers” — should partner with “civil society” and governments to create rules. “It should be a public-private partnership in creating those regulations.”

Unilever Global Advocacy Director Thomas Lingard spoke approvingly of so-called “public-private partnerships,” too. In fact, he told TNA in an interview, his company is already working through the “Consumer Goods Forum” with some of its top competitors and assorted government agencies to move the “sustainable development” agenda along faster.

“We’re very excited that what started out as an industry initiative is now attracting interest from governments to develop into more of a public-private partnership,” he explained. The EU’s burgeoning anti-carbon regime, meanwhile, is a good start, and Unilever is now “pushing for the tightening of that scheme,” he noted.

While Lingard said the final UN agreement should have been stronger with more concrete deadlines, he was still optimistic about increasing the public-sector role in the economy. “We are very interested in governments creating the right frameworks,” he said, adding that coercive power could play a greater role in reducing carbon dioxide, among other perceived ills. “We are encouraging governments to go further and to be more ambitious in the policy frameworks they set.”

Countless CEOs and corporate leaders spoke of creating an “alliance” between government and enterprise — for “sustainability” purposes, of course. Indeed, there are now close to 10,000 corporations participating in the UN Global Compact, which aims to have businesses submit to the global body’s schemes and “catalyze actions in support of broader UN goals.”

Big tax-exempt foundations financed by some of the wealthiest people on Earth wholeheartedly agreed with the idea as well. “I think this is a moment of real transformational opportunity, that’s why we are here and why we are partnering with the UN Global Compact,” said Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin at the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum. “Turning all this potential into kinetic and life-saving flows of capital will require a concerted effort by governments, by foundations, by large companies and investors committed to developing this space and harnessing it. That is our primary goal.”

Mega-companies at the summit — some of which have received massive taxpayer bailouts even in recent years — were actually so enthusiastic about the UN agenda that many of them offered billions for the cause. Bank of America, after receiving some $45 billion directly from American taxpayers, more than $100 billion in government loan guarantees, and even more in bailouts from the Federal Reserve, for example, pledged $50 billion to the agenda over the next decade. Many other top firms made similarly grandiose promises.

Governments and global bureaucrats were very pleased. UN chief Ban Ki-moon, for example, said he was upbeat about “these huge numbers” pouring into “sustainable development,” adding that they were “part of a growing global movement for change.” Now the global body must keep up the pressure. “Our job now is to create a critical mass, an irresistible momentum,” he concluded.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who appeared briefly at Rio+20 to give a speech and pledge billions of taxpayer funds, seemed particularly enthusiastic about prodding the “private” sector to get on board, too. “Sustainability won’t happen without business investment,” she said. “Governments alone cannot solve all the problems we face … That’s why we are so strongly in favor of partnerships.” It seemed like just about everybody at Rio+20 was strongly in favor of partnerships.

So-called “multilateral development banks” — taxpayer-backed transnational institutions working to finance the erosion of national sovereignty while putting populations in perpetual debt for their leaders’ extravagant borrowing — pledged around $175 billion for “sustainability” schemes as well. The World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank were both among the participants.

“We commit our institutions’ support for implementing the sustainable development for all agenda,” the banks said in a joint statement, noting that they would help harmonize and build policies around the world to advance the controversial “green” schemes. “We will work together to support global transformation in line with Rio+20 agreements.”

Apparently the public-private financing plan, as UN documents revealed before the summit even started, will use coercive power to “encourage” investors and companies into showering more resources on “sustainability” schemes. Everyone will benefit, it seemed — except, of course, the people paying the bills: taxpayers and consumers. Big Business and Big Government, though, will be lining their pockets.

The anti-tax competition “cartel” known as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development was excited about all of the progress. “Without the private sector it’s not going to work,” noted OECD Secretary General José-Ángel Gurria. “While governments put up the seed money, the big numbers come from the private sector.” Indeed.

One analyst, Ronald Bailey, who covered the summit for the libertarian Reason magazine, described the agenda of many Corporate Sustainability Forum participants as “green crony capitalism” — especially because virtually every panel touted so-called “public-private partnerships” as the way to achieve “sustainability.” In recent years especially, Americans have become all too familiar with what Bailey described. Think Solyndra.

Obviously, not every corporate action taken under the guise of “sustainability” is necessarily wrong. Some firms, for example, are simply seeking to reduce costs by lowering water or electricity consumption, which would, in theory, benefit consumers by making production cheaper. However, for most of the businesses at Rio+20, benefiting consumers was — at the very least — not the main objective.

“The reason lots and lots of businesses are in Rio is they’re rent-seeking,” Copenhagen Business School Professor Bjørn Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist, was quoted as saying. “They’re looking for huge potential subsidies for everything they produce.”

Other analysts described the open discussions on “collaboration” between business and governments as something even more alarming, pointing to Benito Mussolini’s widely quoted definition of fascism: “a merger of state and corporate power.” Some observers also used the term “corporatism” to describe the ever-deepening bonds between the private sector and coercive power.

Rio+20: Billions for the Cause, Paid for by You

In all, the Rio+20 summit collected more than half a trillion dollars’ worth of so-called “commitments” from governments, big businesses, and other key players. That is more than at any previous UN environmental summit — ever. Unfortunately for taxpayers and consumers, they will be paying the tab, either through higher taxes, higher prices, or a combination of the two.

The conference ended with a final agreement between virtually every national government in the world to continue working toward “sustainability” through “education,” population control, less economic freedom, implementation of past treaties, and more centralized power at the global level. Because there were no new binding measures, however, the agenda certainly did not leap forward as fast as the UN and its supporters had hoped.

Still, despite the apparent setbacks, the effort to control the human population — at the global level, with its own wealth, allegedly for its own benefit — is not dead yet. Instead, it slowly marches onward, more quietly now, but with an extra $500 billion in the war chest after Rio+20. All, of course, paid for by the people themselves — much like the extravagant conference.

This article is the second installment in a three-part series adapted from the cover story article on Rio+20 in the July 23, 2012, print edition of The New American magazine. The first segment, entitled “The Real Agenda Behind UN ‘Sustainability’ Unmasked,” is available here. The third installment will be published July 11.

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THE REAL AGENDA BEHIND UN “SUSTAINABILITY” UNMASKED

    Monday, 09 July 2012 14:25

Written by Alex Newman




RIO DE JANEIRO — During the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in late June, Christ the Redeemer — the city’s most famous landmark, a massive statue of Jesus Christ on top of Corcovado mountain overlooking Rio — was illuminated using bright green lights. It was a fitting symbol for the controversial summit in more ways than one.

Shortly before the conference began, green legend James Lovelock — the scientist and environmentalist who first came up with the whole “Gaia” concept — warned that the “green religion” was now “taking over from the Christian religion.” While it may sound absurd to most Americans, for many Rio+20 summit participants, the stunt with green lights shining on the statue of Christ no doubt had a special meaning.

UN critics and many Christians, at least, were outraged. Lord Christopher Monckton, a policy advisor to former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and one of the most well-known opponents of the UN’s supposed environmental agenda,
called ita kind of childish message that the environmental religion is now replacing Christianity.” According to Lord Monckton, those who have lost the “true faith” nevertheless felt the need for religion and a common bond between themselves — and thought they had found it “in the spurious nostrums of Marxist environmentalism.”

The Real Agenda

According to the UN, the summit was about making the world more “sustainable.” Of course, there are literally hundreds of definitions of that term. Critics, including prominent environmentalists, say “sustainability” has largely become meaningless — it can be whatever somebody wants it to be. And that was evident throughout the conference. When asked by The New American, no two respondents offered the same vision. Instead, each activist and delegate essentially saw the term as a way to advance his or her own agenda. So, if “sustainability” means anything or nothing, what was the conference really about?

The Players:
For starters, it helps to look at who was running the show. The Secretary
-General of Rio+20 was a notorious anti-American Chinese Communist known as Sha Zukang, a man who spent decades working for the mass-murdering regime ruling over mainland China before starting his career as a senior UN official. He has openly proclaimed his hatred of Americans. And the fact that he gave an award to the Chinese general responsible for the mass slaughter of protesters at Tiananmen Square offers even more insight into his character.
In terms of Zukang’s vision, the day before the summit began, China’s state-run propaganda organ Xinhua quoted him as saying that the totalitarian-ruled nation had made “great progress” on “sustainable development.” His close connection to the ruthless regime was never revealed, with the report referring to him only as a UN official. But according to the high-ranking Communist Party operative, the Chinese dictatorship has “broad prospects” for participation in “international cooperation” on the issue of so-called “sustainability.”

The executive coordinator of the Rio+20 summit, meanwhile, was French socialist Brice Lalonde, a reliable advocate of bigger and more centralized government, using whatever pretext might be most effective. Apparently a cousin of U.S. Senator John Kerry and a well-known figure in France, Lalonde also has a long history of using environmentalism to advance a collectivist agenda. Throughout Rio+20, his mindset was on open display.

Finally, the other Rio+20 executive coordinator was a little-known “green” activist and former government minister from Barbados named Elizabeth Thompson. In interviews, she spoke of building partnerships between governments and other players — “non-governmental” organizations (NGOs) and big business — to create what she called “Earth Incorporated.” The UN, of course, would guide the whole process. = Don't forget WCC who was also there.
The Reports:
Aside from an examination of the Rio+20 bosses themselves, UN documents on the conference released before the summit also shed light on what the true agenda was. A report prepared by some three dozen UN agencies entitled “Working Towards a Balanced and Inclusive Green Economy: A United Nations System-wide Perspective,” for example, detailed the scheme to foist a “green” world order on the planet by making every level of government — regional, national, sub-national, and local — subservient to the agenda.

According to the document, the transition toward a global “green economy” was expected to cost trillions of dollars per year. Every aspect of human life — lifestyles, opinions, behavior, education, health, consumption, production, agriculture, diet, law, taxation, industry, governance, and more — would have to be reshaped to conform to new international standards. On the same note as sentiments expressed by billionaires like George Soros, Ted Turner, and David Rockefeller, certain Communist Chinese policies were described as a “good example.”

Specifically, in a transition to a green economy, public policies will need to be used strategically to reorient consumption, investments, and other economic activities,” the document explained of the UN’s desired central-planning schemes, touting the reduction of carbon emissions and new educational programs to teach humanity why it must become what the UN considers sustainable. “Transitioning to a green economy requires a fundamental shift in the way we think and act.”
To enforce its controversial vision, the UN said it would have to
assume vast new powers, including global regulatory authority and enforcement mechanisms to ensure compliance. National regulations would have to be replaced with global ones, the report explained. Other global powers touted in the document included carbon taxes, trillions of dollars annually in wealth redistribution, population-reduction schemes, and a barrage of programs dealing with everything from poverty and education to health and resource allocation.

To pay for it all, aside from new world taxes and higher prices across the board, a new global currency run by the International Monetary Fund might have to be considered, according to the document. “Efforts need to be made to explore the potential for an innovative use of [an IMF proto-world currency known as] Special Drawing Rights (SDR), international reserve assets, and pools of concentrated assets to serve the aim of financing green economy investments with attractive social as well as private returns and increasing the provision of global public goods,” it stated.

In leaked minutes of a secret meeting of top UN officials including Zukang, Lalonde, UN boss Ban Ki Moon, and an assortment of senior global bureaucrats, the true Rio+20 agenda was clear as well. All of them
called for expanding the role of international institutions to create what Lalonde described as “One Planet” with the UN as “the voice of the planet and its people.” The participants also described the most effective ways to get people and national governments on board with the plan — marketing gimmicks, re-distribution of wealth, and outright deception.
 
Another dubious UN report was released less than two weeks before Rio+20 began. Dubbed the fifth “Global Environmental Outlook” (GEO-5), the document
claimed that humanity’s failure to adopt so-called “sustainability” schemes threatens the Earth. Among its controversial recommendations: less people, less consumption, “lifestyle modifications,” and a “shift” toward new “equity-based values.”

The Earth, the UN claimed, is in danger. And as always, it’s your fault. Humanity is the enemy. There are simply too many people consuming too many resources, and they would eventually bring about a cataclysm. However, if the global population promptly submits to the international body’s myriad demands, the UN implausibly alleged, it might still be possible to save the world.
Of course, it would not be easy. Or cheap. Individual liberty, self-governance, national sovereignty, and the human population — that means you and your family — would all have to be curtailed, according to the report. Meanwhile, the fortunate people who remain would have to consume a lot less — in other words, become much poorer — to be what the UN considers “sustainable.”

Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean share the common problems of population growth and increasing consumption,” noted the UN, bizarrely attacking human beings and decreasing levels of poverty as “problems” to be solved. In the developed world, meanwhile, more poverty is needed as well: “Europe and North America continue to operate at unsustainable levels of consumption,” the global entity claimed.

To hide the fact that the planetary central-planning schemes would, if adopted, be making everyone except the elite and UN bureaucrats poorer, the report suggested ditching traditional indicators of progress and well-being such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Instead, governments must adopt new measurements: “a redefinition of wealth … to a more sustainable metric,” as the UN put it.
“Scientific evidence shows that Earth systems are being pushed towards their biophysical limits, with evidence that these limits are close and have in some cases been exceeded,” the global body alleged. “International cooperation is essential, since environmental problems do not follow national boundaries.” In other words, the world is doomed unless nations submit to the UN — immediately.

Over a dozen respected scientists and university professors, including several who worked with the UN science apparatus in the past, offered TNA their thoughts on the over 500-page report. All of them said the document was nothing but UN fear-mongering — lies, exaggerations, and political propaganda.

In essence, then, the true agenda had little to do with “sustainability,” poverty, or a so-called “green economy” — participants in the secret meeting admitted that the term itself was still largely undefined. Instead, Rio+20 was more about eroding national sovereignty, concentrating coercive power at the global level, centrally planning the world economy, chipping away at private property rights, reducing the population, spreading abortion and contraception worldwide, using “education” to brainwash future generations into accepting the state of affairs, building more bureaucracies, and more.

That agenda, of course, was known before the summit even started — at least by anyone who cared to read about it from the UN’s own documents. The New American reported on it extensively in the months and weeks before the conference. The Swiss and Qatari governments both pointed to TNA reports on the issues, as did the UN itself, so at least some of the official delegates at Rio+20 were aware of the agenda, too.
The Summit Agenda

Throughout the confab, the controversial agenda was again on full display. Assorted global agencies all touted their own roles in the new “green” world order. Non-governmental organizations, science groups, the press, mega-corporations, billionaires, and governments all played their roles in advancing the narrative.

CNN founder and UN Foundation boss Ted Turner, for instance,
spoke of banning plastic internationally and — presumably joking — instituting a global ban on human breathing. In the past, he has come under fire for speaking approvingly of China’s brutal “one-child” policy and proposing dramatic reductions in the number of people on Earth to save the environment — literally eradicating billions to “save the environment.” When asked about population by The New American at a panel discussion, the billionaire UN enthusiast with five children suggested a tax-funded UN contraception regime. He also called for the worldwide promotion of feminism to discourage motherhood in an effort to help slash the number of humans.

Before and throughout the conference, reducing the population through global institutions was a predominant issue. The UN Population Fund, for example, unveiled a new report calling for “universal access” to “reproductive health” services for women and girls to ensure fewer human births. “Slowing population growth can have a positive impact on environmental sustainability in the long run,” explained UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin, apparently unaware that the planet has already reached so-called “peak child” and that after rising by a few more billion, the global population is set to decline.

Former Norwegian Prime Minister and World Health Organization boss Gro Harlem Brundtland, a key driver behind the UN “sustainability” agenda and Socialist International,
offered similar comments when asked about population by TNA: More feminism and more “family planning” are needed. Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland, also proposed expanded “education” and “reproductive health” to ensure fewer pregnancies in a brief interview with TNA.

The anti-human attitude was encapsulated by a poster in one of the main halls of the conference showing a doctor diagnosing a “sick” Earth. The diagnosis, according to the image: “You have humans,” implying that humanity itself is a disease afflicting the planet that must somehow be “cured.”

In addition to reducing the population, the people who do exist now and in the future will have to consume a lot less if the UN gets its way — especially in the developed world. In the words of UN Development Program boss Helen Clark, “in the West, we don’t need more cars, more TV, whatever.” It was not immediately clear whether she was including the millions of homeless and unemployed in her sweeping statement, but the controversial comments were echoed in various forms by countless officials and UN documents.

Indeed, slashing consumption through coercion, described by critics as spreading poverty by force, was a top issue at Rio+20. According to advocates, it should be done at the global level, including by reducing the number of consumers, regardless of whether it is moral or accepted by the public.

“For too long, population and consumption have been left off the table due to political and ethical sensitivities,” complained U.K. Royal Society fellow Charles Godfray, the chairman of a coalition of science groups that released a bizarre attack on humanity and prosperity while calling for the UN to take action. “These are issues that affect developed and developing nations alike, and we must take responsibility for them together.”

A key part of reducing consumption involves making energy — especially fossil fuels — much more expensive, or, for people of poor countries, off-limits altogether. Virgin Group CEO Richard Branson, when asked by TNA about what he wanted from Rio+20, called for planetary carbon taxes and global treaties supposedly to protect the environment. In a press conference later, he reiterated his support for the schemes while lobbying against new oil drilling.

More than a few heavyweights, meanwhile, spoke of creating a “new economic model” for the world — another one of the top themes of the conference. “In terms of the international community … we need to change the economic model,” former Soviet Union boss and “Green Cross International” Founding President Mikhail Gorbachev said in a video statement, essentially claiming that what remains of the free market was somehow responsible for the financial crisis while blasting profits and “hyper” consumption. “We badly need a new economic model.... We must consolidate all our resources to create such a model.”

Government negotiators who spoke with TNA off the record, as well as the endless parade of bureaucrats and representatives of dictators giving speeches and hosting press conferences, all called for “global” solutions to alleged “global” problems. Rulers of poorer nations insisted that taxpayers in richer countries give them more money. Developed-nation governments promised to reward Third World regimes with more tax-funded aid if they continued to keep their people in poverty by denying access to cheap energy and economic freedom.

Anti-capitalist heads of state had a different, though also critical, view of the schemes as well. “Environmentalism of the green economy is the new colonialism for the subjugation of our peoples,” socialist Bolivian President Evo Morales told delegates, who responded with a round of applause. “The capitalist environmentalism is a new colonialism … put an end to the capitalist system.”
National sovereignty and property rights, meanwhile, when mentioned at Rio+20, were largely frowned upon. Citing UN documents, Lord Monckton said the summit and its broader agenda were actually about the ambition of the “governing class” to “rule the world with as few constraints as possible.” Of course, there are real environmental problems, he added. But they should be addressed at the local and national level — and by the free market — not by out-of-control planetary bureaucrats who, he said, were seeking to create a “world socialist” regime.

The summit, Lord Monckton explained, had nothing to do with the environment. “It’s all about extending the power and reach of the global-government wannabes,” he said. WHAT IS GOING ON AT RIO+20 WAS ACTUALLY AN “ATTEMPTED COUP ON A GLOBAL SCALE BY THE GOVERNING CLASS AGAINST THE PEOPLE.”

Climate Scare Dying, Plan Remains the Same

In recent years, global warming, climate change, and carbon dioxide were the main justifications for the agenda. But after the spectacular implosion of the alleged “science” behind the climate alarmism, very little was said on the subject throughout Rio+20.
Even before the summit, top officials said they would avoid the whole “climate” subject due to the controversy it caused. Indeed, the UN finally dropped environmentalism as the top rationale for its agenda, saying in the final agreement that poverty was now the “greatest global challenge facing the world today.”


As the poor took center stage, supposed loss of “biodiversity” and humanity’s alleged “unsustainability” became the new environmental rallying cries. Of course, the agenda of global control remained the same. The suggested schemes would likely exacerbate poverty and would almost certainly do little or nothing to help deal with true environmental problems, as evidenced by the fact that free markets consistently reduce poverty and help preserve the environment while socialism creates poverty and environmental chaos. The biggest difference between past global conferences and Rio+20 was simply the reasons cited by participants to push the same old agenda.

Critics on Both Sides: 

On the political Right, activists and critics widely denounced the Rio+20 agenda as a dangerous effort essentially to create a global socialist authority. One of the most prominent opponents of the UN agenda, U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the ranking member on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, appeared at the conference via video and blasted the worldwide “far-left” agenda to impose global carbon taxes and redistribute wealth. “Whatever happened to sovereignty?” he asked.

Others had even stronger criticism. “No matter the eco-cause — you can go back and look at overpopulation, you can go back and look at global cooling, global warming, species extinction, deforestation — all of these eco-scares, they all blame it on man, and the only way we can solve it is to give away our sovereignty and our freedom to the United Nations in the form of global governance,” Climate Depot editor Marc Morano told TNA, citing Czech Republic President Václav Klaus to point out that since the fall of the Soviet Union, “ambitious environmentalism” had become the greatest threat to freedom.
On what could be considered the other side of the political spectrum, well-known Indian activist Vandana Shiva told TNA she had asimilarly negative view of the agenda behind Rio+20, albeit from a different perspective. “This whole green economy thing, interpreted as a planetary grab of the remaining resources, is not going to solve anything,” said Shiva, an author, physicist, and environmental champion. She said the elite class of the world was essentially seizing the planet for itself.


"They are seeing greed in the green economy, and that is why Rio+20 hasn't addressed the crisis, it has deepened the crisis, and in every one of our countries, democratically, we will have to correct these errors,” she noted, saying the biggest corrections would have to be reversing the “corporate hijack of the planet's resources and our democracy.” 

“If that continues, there will be no freedom and no life,” she concluded. “The real agenda is privatizing the planet — that's what they call the green economy.... For the one percent, as the occupy movement said it." Had she used different terminology, more than a few American Tea Party members would probably agree.

On the Left more broadly, sincere opponents of the summit largely said that it was all actually a scheme by mega-capitalist elites to make even more profit at humanity’s expense. Countless NGOs and spokesmen for big government-minded environmental groups, for example, decried the alleged “corporate hijacking” of the summit to enrich the elite on the backs of the poor and the environment.

Both sides were angry for different reasons — at least on the surface. But in reality, the Rio+20 agenda was more likely something in between: an attempt by the elite of the world — super-capitalists using socialistic policies for their own benefit — to further solidify their control over the planet at the expense of the people’s freedom, national sovereignty, and prosperity. What was blatantly obvious, at the very least, was that saving the environment and the poor had little to do with the summit’s true purpose.
The Outcome:

As might be expected, despite no new binding agreements, the final document agreed to by world governments — dubbed “The Future We Want” — contained a broad range of controversial, unpopular, and even outright dangerous statements; all in accordance with the real agenda. A reference to “Mother Earth” made it in. Contraception and abortion, for example, were also key issues — especially because of the obsession among attendees with curbing the number of humans on the planet.

Moving forward with the implementation of past treaties — including more than a few which represent serious threats to property rights, liberty, and national sovereignty — was emphasized in the final agreement as well. Environmental problems and poverty, meanwhile, will only get worse; at least if the final agreement offers any sense of the future to come.

This article is the first installment in a three-part series adapted from the cover story article on Rio+20 in the July 23, 2012, print edition of The New American magazine. To read the other installments in the series, go to “UN Sustainability Summit Exposed: Big Business, Dictators, and NGOs,” and Despite Setbacks, UN ‘Sustainability’ Agenda Marches on After Rio+20.

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THE UNITED NATIONS: A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE

See the connection between the UNITED NATIONS agenda and the RIO+20 summit.



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LE PRÉSIDENT DE L'ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE APPELLE À LA MISE EN OEUVRE DU DOCUMENT FINAL DE RIO+20


Le Président de l’Assemblée générale, M. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser. Photo ONU/JC McIlwaine


27 juillet 2012 –


Le Président de la soixante-sixième session de l'Assemblée générale, M. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, a appelé vendredi les États Membres à mettre en œuvre le Document final de la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE « Rio+20 », qui s'est tenue le mois dernier au Brésil.

« Nous avons défini l'avenir que nous voulons », a déclaré M. Al-Nasser, en faisant référence au titre de ce document final, suite à son adoption par l'Assemble générale.

« Rio 1992 et Johannesburg 2002 ont permis de placer le développement durable au centre de l'attention, mais Rio+20 a permis une nouvelle vision; nous avons défini l'avenir que nous voulons », a-t-il déclaré, en présentant le texte, qui a été adopté par l'Assemblée.

Dans ce Document, long de 283 chapitres articulés autour des deux thèmes de Rio+20, « économie verte » et « cadre institutionnel du développement durable », les chefs d'État et de gouvernement invitent le Secrétaire général à établir un recueil des engagements volontaires pris par toutes les parties prenantes, sous forme d'un registre électronique devant fournir des informations transparentes et accessibles au public, et être mis à jour régulièrement.

S'agissant du financement, ils conviennent de mettre en place un processus intergouvernemental pour évaluer les besoins de financement, examiner l'efficacité, la cohérence et les synergies des instruments et cadres existants et évaluer d'autres initiatives, l'objectif étant d'établir un rapport proposant des options pour une stratégie efficace de financement. Un comité intergouvernemental de 30 experts sera chargé de mettre en œuvre ce processus et devra achever ses travaux d'ici à 2014.

Les chefs d'État et de gouvernement ont aussi décidé de créer une instance politique intergouvernementale pour, à terme, remplacer la Commission du développement durable. L'instance assurera le suivi des activités en évitant de manière rationnelle les doublons avec les structures, organes et entités existants.

Le plus important, a dit le Président de l'Assemblée générale, est de passer maintenant à la phase de la MISE EN OEUVRE. M. Al-Nasser a mis l'accent sur la nécessité d'une coopération au développement qui doit devenir « plus large et plus profonde » et « aller au-delà de l'assistance ».

« En adoptant cette résolution aujourd'hui, nous ouvrons un nouveau chapitre », a poursuivi M. Al-Nasser, concluant: « Rio+20 n'est pas une fin, mais un commencement, la promesse d'un meilleur avenir pour nous et nos enfants ».


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CLIMATE ALARMISM: OUR SANITY AND WALLETS NEED A BREAK

Monday, 17 September 2012 05:49 Paul Driessen

Billions of taxpayer dollars are disrupting our politics, science, energy policies and economy

Pick up any 40-year-old science textbook – on chemistry, biology, geology, physics, astronomy or medicine – and you’ll find a slew of “facts” and theories that have been proven wrong or are no longer the “consensus” view. Climatology is no exception.



Back in the 1970s, many scientists warned of global cooling – and fretted that a new ice age brought on by fossil fuel use would cause glaciers to expand, wreaking havoc. They predicted every conceivable disaster, short of roving herds of wooly mammoths stampeding through ice-covered streets. (The possibility of cloning a well-preserved mammoth could buttress the next scary ice age scenario.)

Newsweek’s 1975 cover story “The Cooling World” breathlessly reported that, “after three quarters of a century of extraordinarily mild conditions, the earth's climate seems to be cooling down.” Meteorologists are “almost unanimous” that the trend will “reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century,” it intoned, and “the resulting famines could be catastrophic.”

The CIA, NASA, National Academy of Sciences and many news organizations issued similar alarums. Dr. John Holdren, now President Obama’s science adviser, joined Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich in penning an essay that warned: “The effects of a new ice age on agriculture and the supportability of large human populations scarcely need elaboration here. Even more dramatic results are possible, however; for instance, a sudden outward slumping in the Antarctic ice cap, induced by added weight, could generate a tidal wave of proportions unprecedented in recorded history.”

The Chicken Little ice age never arrived. Instead, the new “consensus” view is that our planet now faces fossil-fuel-induced catastrophic global warming. A 2006 Newsweek story conceded that its ice age theme had been “spectacularly wrong.” But the admission came amid decades of Newsweek, Time and even BusinessWeek and National Geographic stories about an imminent global warming “apocalypse.”

The tales of doom remain standard media fare, even as the science continues to evolve – and even as Climategate and other revelations of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shenanigans and duplicity join the dissection of Michael Mann’s hockey stick in reducing climate alarmism and public anxiety over it. New theories about solar cycles, cosmic rays and the dominant role of solar activity in determining Earth’s climate are becoming far more common in books and peer-reviewed research compendia of science-based climate realism.

Cataclysmic cooling? Dangerous warming? Is there something in between that can help initiate real debate, improve our understanding of how our climate works, and let us get on with our lives?

Manmade global warming, climate change and “weird” weather remain the foundation of environmentalist and leftist political agendas for ending our “addiction” to oil, ushering in a new era of “eco-friendly” renewable energy, and “fundamentally transforming” our economy and society. Their power, prestige, control and access to billions of dollars a year for biased research and crony-corporatist energy schemes super-glue their dependency to this issue. With fracking and other new petroleum discovery and extraction technologies proving beyond doubt that we will not run out of oil or gas anytime soon, climate change is really all they are left with. Those realities are driving an extreme policy agenda.

The Democratic Party platform stated: “We know global climate change is one of the biggest threats of this generation – an economic, environmental, and national security catastrophe in the making … The change wrought by a warming planet will lead to new conflicts over refugees and resources; new suffering from drought and famine; catastrophic natural disasters; and the degradation of vital ecosystems across the globe.”

Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) recently told Politico that Democrats would again seek cap-tax-and-trade legislation if they ever control both Congress and the White House. Because Congress rejected regressive climate legislation, the OBAMA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, under Lisa Jackson, has issued thousands of pages of regulations designed to shut down coal-based electricity generation and impose a true-believer view that carbon dioxide controls the climate and must be drastically reduced to prevent a global warming Armageddon. Meanwhile, legions of subsidized researchers are trying desperately to tie every conceivable phenomenon and event to global warming – even rape and murder!

By making fossil fuels scarcer and more expensive, while spending billions of taxpayer dollars to subsidize wind, solar and biofuel energy, EPA’s war on fossil fuels is designed to force Americans to abandon the energy sources that power our economy. The goal is to force Americans to turn to inefficient, unreliable, impractical, expensive, job-killing energy sources that emit less CO2.

At a mere 0.0395% of Earth’s atmosphere (395 ppm), carbon dioxide is truly a “trace gas.” Yet it is the “gas of life.” Without it all life on earth would cease to exist. Many scientists nevertheless insist that plant-fertilizing CO2 has supplanted the many complex and interconnected solar, cosmic, oceanic, planetary, atmospheric and other forces that have always driven climate change – and that a further increase to 0.0450% (from 0.280% or 280 ppm prior to the industrial revolution) would somehow push life and civilization past a “tipping point.”

Many other scientists vigorously dissent from that view. As natural scientist Dr. Willie Soon, meteorological statistician William Briggs and others have pointed out, changes in solar radiation caused by sunspots have changed Earth’s temperature and climate for centuries. Referring to data collected by the University of California-Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project, Soon and Briggs note:

“These peer-reviewed results make it difficult to maintain that changes in solar activity play no or an insignificant role in climate change…. The evidence in BEST’s own data and in other data we have analyzed is consistent with the hypothesis that the sun causes climate change, especially in the Arctic, China and the United States. BEST’s data also clearly invalidate the hypothesis that carbon dioxide is the most important cause of observed temperature changes across the United States.”

Still other analysts have shown that neither average global temperatures, nor tornado and hurricane frequency and severity, nor droughts, rainfall, sea level rise or Arctic climate and weather patterns and events in recent decades differ measurably or significantly from historic norms, cycles or variations.

The hysterical and spectacularly wrong predictions would be hysterically funny, except for one thing. Too many global cooling/warming/weird weather scientists, activists and politicians are using the issue to justify policies that are trashing our economy. Congress and the Obama administration are already implementing draconian laws and regulations that make energy less reliable and affordable, destroy jobs, weaken our national security, make us more dependent on foreign energy supplies, raise consumer prices, and slow America’s economic growth.

The needless regulations are prolonging the recession, keeping unemployment high, impairing civil rights progress, and hurting poor, minority and elderly families most of all. Any conflicts and refugees will result far less from future weather and climate events, than from ill-advised US, EU, UN and other policies that make energy, minerals, food, water, healthcare, and opportunities out of reach for millions or even billions of people.

Our weather has hardly become any “weirder” than what Earth and humanity have faced countless times before. However, the “new normal” in political discourse, scientific research, democratic institutions, laws, regulations and sanity has definitely gotten both weirder and more pernicious.

Contrary to President Obama’s intent, we don’t need to “fundamentally transform” our energy, economy or society. We need to fundamentally transform the system that diverts our attention and resources from real challenges, analyses and solutions.
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Paul Driessen is senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow and Congress of Racial Equality, and author or Eco-Imperialism: Green power - Black death.

http://www.rightsidenews.info/2012091717048/life-and-science/energy-and-environment/climate-alarmism-our-sanity-and-wallets-need-a-break.html?utm_source=Right+Side+News&utm_campaign=9c55ac91db-daily-rss-newsletter&utm_medium=email


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AGENDA 21: A SUSTAINED ATTACK ON PROPERTY RIGHTS

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VIDEO : http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=10t1cc7jPxw

Kurt Nimmo
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September 21, 2012


In a video produced by Infowars Nightly News journalists Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton, University of Texas professor Dean Almy attempts to downplay one of the central tenets of the United Nations’ Agenda 21 – property confiscation.


For the men who framed the Constitution, the right to property was paramount.
Almy argues that the word “collective” used by the Agenda 21 crowd is not some sort of Soviet buzzword. It’s simply people getting together to make decisions about their communities.


But despite his attempt to soften the blow of collectivism and make it more palatable and less threatening, Almy told the Texas Tribune in August that the “collective good” should rule over the rights of the individual.

“It’s changing the status quo of how we operate as a country that is developing, and so it’s threatening to some people,” Almy said. “Urban design by its nature is about the collective good, and it isn’t necessarily about the freedom of any one person to do whatever the hell they want.”

Almy’s remark and the entire philosophy of Agenda 21 represent a frontal assault on the very cornerstone of our republic – property rights and the natural right of free individuals to “do whatever the hell they want” so long as they do not infringe on the rights of other individuals.

For the men who framed the Constitution, the right to property was paramount. It was the foundation of all other rights. Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier write in Decision in Philadelphia that the founders had “an almost religious respect” for property, declared “the rights of property were inviolable” and regarded the Constitution as the embodiment of property rights.

So important was the ideal of property rights to the founders, they addressed it in the Federalist Papers nine times as often as they did voting rights, speech rights, privacy rights, religious rights, and press rights combined.

Rick Lynch explains in Property Rights, Freedom and the Constitution: “the philosophy behind property rights merely holds that man is born free, is his own master, possessing certain unalienable rights handed down from the Creator, and that no matter what form of government one lives under, no matter how many majority votes a government may summon up, one should still be able to practice his own religion, speak his thoughts, print and read material of his choosing, or engage in any of hundreds upon thousands of activities which do not harm others.”

Agenda 21 is a direct attack on this cherished concept. It demands the individual relinquish his or her property rights in the name of the “collective good,” which is of course the good of the state, the only entity that has the ability to force its will on the individual through violent coercion.

http://tatoott1009.com/2012/09/21/agenda-21-a-sustained-attack-on-property-rights/


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QUÉBEC : FERMETURE DE LA CENTRALE HYDRO-ÉLECTRIQUE - GENTILLY-2



La première ministre du Québec, madame Pauline Marois a annoncé la fermeture de la centrale Hydro-Électrique de Gentilly 2, il y a quelques jours. Dans son annonce faite devant les médias, elle a parlé du DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE, en rapport avec ce projet, mais je n'arrive pas à trouver sur Internet l'entièreté de son discours. Pourtant, si vous allez sur Google, il est clairement fait mention de ce DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE, qui est un agenda mis en place par les Nations Unies adapté au niveau fédéral, provincial et municipal.

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il y a 18 heures – En moins d'une semaine, l'équipe de Pauline Marois a planté le dernier clou dans le cercueil ... l'amiante, annoncé la fermeture de la centrale nucléaire Gentilly-2 et renvoyé toute la question ... Venant du titulaire du ministère du Développement durable, ... En ce sens, le discours de Mme Ouellet détonne.


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Madame Marois nous démontre bien, par ses propos, sa soumission aux Nations Unies et au programme Agenda 21 pour ce XXIe siècle. De nombreux pas ont déjà été fait par son prédécesseur et madame Marois ne fera que continuer à mettre en place cette plate-forme internationale, cette prison sociale. Il est important que vous lisiez ce qui se met en place au niveau environnemental, car de nombreux changements prennent maintenant place, changements, qui vont être imposés de manière radicale, à tous les citoyens.

Que ce soit dans la perte du droit à la propriété, à l'énergie électrique car oui, le but est de couper l'électricité à tous et nous ramener comme à une époque pas si lointaine où les gens devaient se servir de chandelles. Où sous la protection des espèces, nous perdrons le droit de chasser et de pêcher, où sous la protection des forêts, nous perdrons le droit de couper du bois pour nous chauffer. Nous perdrons également l'eau, cette ressource vitale pour la survie de notre espèce et nous serons interdits de même récupérer l'eau de pluie, interdiction de se faire un jardin. Un autre point important est la refonte des villes et la délocalisation de milliers de personnes. Tout cela se met en place ici comme ailleurs, mais le tout nous est présenté sous le couvert du DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE pour un monde meilleur en tentant de nous faire croire que tout ce que nous avons acquis doit servir pour le bien de tous. Plusieurs de ces projets sont à venir pour le Québec et le Canada mais tout se met en place et plusieurs lois sont déjà passées au niveau fédéral. Ce n'est donc qu'une question de temps avant que tout cela nous rattrape et nous piège. Mais tout cela, madame Marois ne vous le dira pas. Lorsque viendra le temps d'aller de l'avant, le tout nous sera présenté de manière biaisée et nécessaire. Gentilly-2 en est un exemple flagrant ainsi que le reste de son discours qui ne sert qu'à consolider son pouvoir souverain sur le Québec et à endormir le peuple. Regardez ce qui se met en place dans d'autres pays et vous verrez ce qui vient bientôt chez nous, sous le couvert du DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE et AGENDA 21. 

Cet agenda est un agenda fasciste et communiste qui a pour but d'oppresser le peuple et de le contrôler parfaitement.

Si vous avez encore des doutes sur les réelles intentions de madame Marois et du futur pour le Québec, alors qu'elle ne cesse de promouvoir la séparation des pouvoirs avec Ottawa et un Québec comme nation, écoutez son discours fait devant le Conseil des Relations Internationales (CORIM) , aussi appelé en anglais CFR (Council on Foreign Relations). Ces gens sont mandatés pour mettre en place l'agenda du Nouvel Ordre Mondial dans chacun de leur pays. 

VIDÉO : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bre4yHTfwsA

Nous voyons bien, au niveau des Nations Unies que bien qu'ils promouvoient un futur sans énergie nucléaire, le projet de construction de centrales nucléaires continuent d'aller de l'avant. Le Japon et la France en sont la preuve.

Cette centrale sera-t-elle fermée suite à tout ce mouvement de mobilisation et de protestation qui prend place? Des centaines de personnes perdront aussi leur emploi s'il y a fermeture, ce qui serait un pas de plus dans l'avancement de la pauvreté dans notre province. Si ses intentions étaient "pures", nul doute que la fermeture de Gentilly-2 serait une bonne chose, mais connaissant leur préoccupations premières...

On ne verra le dénouement de tout cela que dans quelques mois. Même chose pour le gaz de schiste. Le gouvernement fédéral a passé une loi tout dernièrement afin de protéger cette nouvelle énergie qui est supposée apporter des solutions durables pour le futur. Au Québec, des centaines de forages opèrent déjà et près de 600 autres, dans la région de Lanaudière, étaient en attente des nouvelles normes gouvernementales fédérales. Ils sont sûrement opérationnels à l'heure où je vous parle. Une contamination assurée de nos terres et de nos eaux dans un avenir très rapproché, s'il n'est pas déjà trop tard.

Bref, suivez de près tout ce qu'elle nous promet et regardez de plus près l'agenda international, ses discours, et ce qui se met véritablement en place.

QUÉBEC : FERMETURE DE LA CENTRALE HYDRO-ÉLECTRIQUE

Fermeture de Gentilly-2

Par ailleurs, la première ministre a réaffirmé jeudi l'engagement du Parti québécois de procéder à la fermeture de la centrale nucléaire Gentilly-2.

« Je veux que ce geste devienne un symbole de l'engagement du Québec pour l'environnement et le bien-être des générations futures, mais aussi d'une gestion rigoureuse de nos finances », a-t-elle déclaré.

Elle dit vouloir que la fermeture « se fasse correctement » et explique qu'en ce sens, elle demande à la ministre des Ressources naturelles, Martine Ouellet, et à Hydro-Québec de présenter un rapport sur les conséquences de la fermeture.

Un fonds de diversification de 200 millions de dollars sera d'ailleurs créé afin de compenser la perte d'activités économiques liée à la fermeture de la centrale.

L'annonce a suscité de nombreuses réactions dans la région.

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http://fr-ca.actualites.yahoo.com/pauline-marois-annule-la-hausse-des-droits-scolarit%C3%A9-192805677.html


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UN ATTACK ON PROPERTY RIGHTS WORLDWIDE: MT. RUSHMORE SHOULD RETURN TO NATIVE AMERICANS




A.M. Freyed
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May 9, 2012


Mt. Rushmore Site Should Be Returned To Indigenous Native American Tribes, U.N. Official Says … James Anaya, a U.N. special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous people, completed a fact-finding mission on Friday that included meetings with a number of Native American tribal leaders as well as White House officials. His investigation led him to suggest that the United States take additional steps to repair the nation’s legacy of oppression against Native Americans. He’ll officially propose the plan in an upcoming report. – Agency France-Presse (5/5/12)

Africa: First Peoples Worldwide At the UN Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues

… First Peoples Worldwide, an Indigenous rights advocacy organization, will co-sponsor a workshop at the Eleventh Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, taking place this May 7-18 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. – AllAfrica, UN-Cosponsor Press Release (5/7/12)

Infowars’ editors recently posted part of an article from the AF-Presse (above) about the UN’s growing interference in the affairs of US Native Americans.

This is a big story. Its evolution should be seen in the context of a UN-cosponsor press release (also above) that a new phase of an elite war against property-rights seems to be ramping up.

The top elites – their programs funded by trillions in money-from-nothing created by the central banks they control – plan these programs meticulously for years, or decades. Then they implement them.

At the very top, the UN is run by global elites that increasingly use its power to inflict full-fledged lawless internationalism around the world – and especially in the West where property rights still exist coherently within a legal framework.

One can see the “ramp up” in the fight against property rights in just the past decade, even in the past seven or so years. While it’s hard to keep up with the UN’s frenetic pace, several obvious programs make what is taking place clear:

• Political Attack: This begins with the overthrow of the Pact of Westphalia that took place in the UN in 2005. The substitute was the so-called R2P – the “responsibility to protect” doctrine – that has been used by NATO and the US to attack numerous Middle Eastern and African countries in the past few years.

• Environmental Attack: This has to do with the expansion of the UN’s Agenda 21, a so-called plan for “sustainable development” having to do with global warming and “carbon capture,” etc. The idea is that the planet must be saved – and property rights are of secondary importance within this larger scheme of things.

• Indigenous Attack: This is a most interesting additional strand to the assault on property rights worldwide aimed at destabilizing the foundations of Western property-culture. It exploits the losses and poverty of indigenous tribal people; within this context, it seeks to USE such peoples’ desperation, not to aid them.

Here’s more from the press UN cosponsor (AllAfrica) press release issued on May 7:

Africa: First Peoples Worldwide At the UN Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues … The UNPFII is a body of the UN that deals specifically with Indigenous peoples’ issues. This year’s theme will be “The Doctrine of Discovery: its enduring impact on Indigenous peoples and the right to redress for past consequences”, which will draw on articles 28 and 37 from the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) …

This year’s Permanent Forum will also cover the rights of Indigenous peoples to food and food security; the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, which will be held in 2014 by the 65th General Assembly of the UN to share perspectives and best practices on the realization of indigenous peoples’ rights; a discussion of UNDRIP; and a dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, James Anaya, and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The UN has been around some 60 years now but billions of people on the planet still live on a torturous dollar-a-day, while central banks lend and print trillions every year. If those at the top really wanted “food security” for impoverished peoples, there are plenty of ways to accomplish it – and fast. But they don’t.

They are not interested in “helping” or even explaining the current corrupt economic system. They are seemingly only interested in their own agenda of globalist control. And, if anything, they seek depopulation.

Divisiveness and the cultivation of grievances are their stock in trade. When their “expert,” – the UN’s James Anaya – met with tribal leaders throughout the US for 12 days, one could see this agenda on display.

The tour’s putative rationale was to discover how US officials were progressing with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, endorsed by President Barack Obama in December 2010.

Anaya was deliberately provocative in his statement regarding the South Dakota’s Black Hills where US presidents’ granite faces are carved into Mt. Rushmore. Claiming they should be “restored as Native American tribal lands,” he added …

“The sense of loss, alienation and indignity is pervasive throughout Indian country. It is evident that there have still not been adequate measures of reconciliation to overcome the persistent legacies of the history of oppression, and that there is still much healing that needs to be done.”

The idea that UN officials should stick up for “indigenous” peoples is of course laudable – as is most of the admirable rhetoric that issues from the facilities of this most-corrupt of all institutions.

But there is a larger problem involved in such rhetoric, as it is often difficult if not impossible to figure out whom indigenous people REALLY are.

In the US, for instance, Native American leaders are determined to ensure that their claims for first occupancy are never to be questioned. This has resulted in the destruction of fairly clear evidence that there were other groups and ethnicities that occupied what is now North America (and South America, too) before them.

Those who run the UN – the top elites who created it – are apparently most interested in using poor and impoverished people to further break down the social fibers of civil society in order to facilitate one-world globalism.

The attack on property rights continues to expand. This latest round of “indigenous rights” activism should be seen within the larger context of elite priorities.

Certainly, poor, indigenous peoples are entitled to every legal right that has been deliberately stripped from them in modernity (as much as any other group). But having the UN lead this fight is like having wolves lead lambs. The result will no doubt be an even greater shearing.

http://www.infowars.com/un-attack-on-property-rights-worldwide-mt-rushmore-should-return-to-native-americans/


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Ecoaction 21
Septembre 2012
GLOBAL CONFERENCE VIIème Édition
Du 24 au 26 septembre 2012

Evian, France
A l'occasion de la 7ème édition de la Global Conference qui se tiendra les 24, 25 et 26 septembre prochain à Evian, les Ateliers de la Terre pourront compter sur la présence exceptionnelle de MonsieurJeremy Rifkin : Mardi 25 septembre 2012 à 15 h 30 - Grange au Lac du Royal Resort d'Evian en qualité de Grand Témoin

Jeremy Rifkin, l'un des penseurs américains les plus stimulants de notre époque, interviendra lors de la Global Conference sur le thème : «Âge de la co-construction ou triomphe de la compétition ?». L'occasion de partager son expertise et une nouvelle approche de l'économie et de la société.
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La Troisième Révolution Industrielle, économiste et essayiste, il est également président et fondateur de la «Fondation pour les tendances économiques» (FOET). Il compte près de 19 best-sellers traitant de l'impact des changements scientifiques et technologiques sur l'économie, le travail, la société et l'environnement.
Il collabore régulièrement avec différents gouvernements et conseille la Commission Européenne ainsi que le Parlement Européen.

Un point presse sera également organisé le mardi 25 septembre à partir de 14h30 dans les salons de l'Hôtel Royal d'Evian.






La Global Conference : Plus de 900 leaders d'opinion représentant plus de 65 nationalités se retrouveront lors de la VIIème édition de la Global Conference organisée par les Ateliers de la Terre

Devenue en quelques années un rendez-vous international incontournable, la Global Conference rassemble chaque année pendant trois jours près de 900 acteurs issus de plus de 65 pays, impliqués dans le changement pour une société durable.


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Dans une atmosphère conviviale et unique, les « Planetworkers » se retrouvent chaque année pour échanger et mutualiser leurs bonnes pratiques, pour proposer des initiatives innovantes et pour participer au changement et à la transformation de nos sociétés.


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Âge de la co-construction ou triomphe de la compétition ?

Après le Sommet de la Terre de « Rio+20 », l’année 2012 peut marquer la croisée des chemins pour le développement durable. Si des avancées notables ont été réalisées depuis la première Conférence de Rio en 1992 (mise en œuvre de l’Agenda 21, adoption de la Convention sur le Climat et de la Convention sur la Biodiversité), les mesures adoptées et le processus de décision actuel ne permettent pas de faire face à la réalité des enjeux.

La Conférence de Rio avait pour but de poser les bases d’une nouvelle gouvernance internationale du développement durable et d’une économie verte axée sur l’éradication de la pauvreté. Si une déception certaine émerge suite à Rio+20, pour la première fois, la voix des peuples, des citoyens et de la société civile a été prise en compte dans la rédaction du texte de négociations. Mais a-t-elle été vraiment prise en compte dans le processus de décision ?

L’urgence est désormais de savoir articuler les participations de chacun. À l’heure où la mondialisation est devenue une réalité et où les acteurs de la société civile gagnent en influence, il est primordial d’adopter une approche de co-construction pour parvenir à des solutions efficaces et partagées. « Concertation », « collaboration entre parties prenantes », « intelligence collective », sont aujourd’hui les thèmes centraux d’une action nécessaire. Comment alors structurer cet idéal de concertation entre acteurs divers sans pour autant négliger les bénéfices de la compétition ?

La 7ème édition de la GLOBAL CONFERENCE se tiendra les 24, 25 et 26 septembre 2012 à Evian, France

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AGENDA 21 - DELOCALIZATION

TUVALU'S FOREIGN MINISTER CALLS ON UN TO GRANT SPECIAL STATUS TO DEVELOPING SMALL-ISLAND STATES


Apisai Ielemia, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Tuvalu. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

29 September 2012 – In a call for greater international focus on the problems of developing small-island states, Tuvalu’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Apisai Ielemia, today told the United Nations General Assembly that the time had come for special recognition of countries such as his.

Using the acronym for the designation Small Island Developing States, Mr. Ielemia said: “This implies that a number of needed special international measures for SIDS be identified and, naturally, also that some order be put in the definition of SIDS, a necessary condition for making SIDS a genuine, internationally accepted special category of countries.”

In his address to the 67th Assembly’s General Debate, at UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Ielemia stated that much work remained to be done in devising an international response to the challenges faced by SIDS and that, despite a focus on the problems over the last two decades, making substantive progress depended on “SIDS status and SIDS-specific treatment.”

Climate change’s related rise in sea levels poses the greatest threat to small island states, he noted, adding that his country’s elevation of only four metres “pronounces us as extremely vulnerable” to this and other “natural shocks.”

“As is well known, sea-level rise and flooding threaten Tuvalu’s limited agricultural production, undermining food security and increasing our vulnerability to supply disruptions,” said Mr. Ielemia, whose portfolio also sees him serve as Minister of Trade, Tourism, Environment and Labor for his Pacific island country.

He added, “We therefore support advances and urge perseverance with the UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) and the Kyoto Protocol as the primary international, intergovernmental fora for negotiating the global response to climate change in order to gain substance to international agreements.”

Because of its limited resources and geographical remoteness, Tuvalu has faced sufficient development challenges for the UN to designate it as a Least Developed Country (LDC) – a category whose members are eligible to receive trade preferences and financing for development.

Since Tuvalu could now be “graduated” out of the LDC classification, because indicators show it exceeds two of the three criteria for inclusion, Mr. Ielemia called on the UN to “revisit” the benchmarks.

The minister told delegates that Tuvalu is actively pursuing energy efficiencies and development strategies that were environmentally conscious and economically sustainable.

Among other matters mentioned in his speech, Mr. Ielemia also called on donor countries to realize their pledges for enabling the establishment of tsunami and tropical cyclone early warning systems, and concluded by calling on the UN to seek efficiency through “timely actions and achievements.”

Tuvalu’s Foreign Affairs Minister is among scores of heads of state and government, and other high-level officials, who are presenting their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance at the Assembly’s General Debate, which ends on 1 October.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=43151&Cr=General+Debate&Cr1=


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AGENDA 21 - DELOCALIZATION - SMALL VILLAGE (P.E.A.C.E PLAN - RICK WARREN)

SMALL ISLAND NATIONS COMMIT TO NEW STEPS AT UN FORUM TO REDUCE FOSSIL FUEL USE


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A renewable energy project in Tokelau, supported by UNDP, converts solar-generated power to electricity. UN Photo/Ariane Rummery


9 May 2012 – Twenty small island developing nations have announced new actions to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and end poverty, as they wrapped up a sustainable energy conference organized by the United Nations and the Government of Barbados.

The “Barbados Declarationcalls for universal access to modern and affordable renewable energy services, while protecting the environment, ending poverty and creating new opportunities for economic growth, according to a news release issued by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

The declaration – adopted ahead of next month’s UN Conference on SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (Rio+20) – includes an annex with voluntary commitments of 20 small island developing States (SIDS) to take actions toward providing universal access to energy, switching to renewable energy and reducing dependence on fossil fuels.

It emphasizes that there are commercially feasible options in many SIDS for providing energy such as wind, solar, geothermal, and oceans energy.

“However, these technologies must be made accessible, affordable and adaptable to the needs and particular circumstances of SIDS communities,” stated the declaration. “In this regard, we strongly urge the international community, particularly developed countries, to ensure the provision of financial resources, technology transfer and capacity building to SIDS.”

The host country announced its plan to increase the share of renewable energy in Barbados to 29 per cent of all electricity consumption by 2029. Among other commitments, the Maldives plans to achieve carbon neutrality in the energy sector by year 2020, while Seychelles will seek to produce 15 per cent of its energy supply from renewable energy by 2030.

The declaration also recognized the importance of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, launched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last September, which seeks to ensure universal access to modern energy services, double the rate of improvement in energy efficiency and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, all by 2030.

The two-day conference, which ended yesterday, brought together more than 100 Heads of State, ministers, leading development experts, civil society activists, business executives and UN officials from 39 SIDS.


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BAN PRAISES CONTRIBUTION OF SMALL STATES TO GLOBAL PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT


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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at conference marking 20th anniversary of the Forum of Small States. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

1 October 2012 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today lauded the contribution of small States to GLOBAL PEACE and DEVELOPMENT, and highlighted the unique challenges they face in the international system.

Addressing the meeting to mark the 20th anniversary of the Forum of Small States (FOSS), Mr. Ban stressed their position to serve as bridge-builders and mediators among countries, as well as their significant contributions on issues such as SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT and CLIMATE CHANGE.

The premise for FOSS stems from the understanding that there are commonalities and perspectives shared by the world’s smaller nations, which make up more than half of the UN’s membership, and that there are benefits in working collectively at the United Nations,” he said.

The Forum of Small States was established in New York in 1992, and was set up as a platform to allow small States to discuss and foster common positions on issues of mutual concern to give them a larger voice at the UN.

In his remarks, Mr. Ban praised the work of the Forum in the lead-up to the UN Conference on SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (Rio+20) in Brazil in June, and at the event itself. “I thank you for your perspectives and for contributing to a successful outcome. Your leadership will continue to be important as we prepare for the 2014 Third Conference on Small Island States.”

He looked forward to the Forum’s engagement in efforts to establish a set of SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS and outline a post-2015 development agenda.

The Secretary-General also recognized that small States face challenges that make them particularly vulnerable as is the case of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which are already experiencing the consequences of climate change and sea-level rise. At the same time, landlocked developing countries are struggling to benefit from external trade as they find themselves marginalized from global flows of knowledge, technology and capital.

“From telecommunications and electricity to education and health, many of the problems faced by the Small Island Developing States, located deep in the middle of oceans, are similar to the transportation challenges faced by the landlocked countries of the Himalayas.”

Mr. Ban reiterated his determination as well as that of UN agencies to help small States address their needs and help them achieve the set of anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) before their 2015 deadline.

The UN system is supporting small States in achieving the Millennium Development Goals by assisting them in coping with their vulnerabilities, strengthening capacity, building infrastructure, empowering human resources, and meeting the challenges and opportunities of globalization,” Mr. Ban said.

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ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE, INCLUSIVE CITIES REQUIRES BETTER PLANNING – UN OFFICIALS


Urban sprawl - a view of old Lijian city in China. Photo: UN-HABITAT



1 October 2012 – Top United Nations officials have underscored the need to better plan the world’s urban areas, where half of the global population currently resides, to turn the ideal of sustainable and inclusive cities into reality.

“In little more than a generation, two thirds of the global population will be urban. As the proportion of humanity living in the urban environment grows, so too does the need to strengthen the urban focus of our efforts to reduce global poverty and promote SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

In his message for World Habitat Day, observed annually on the first Monday of October, Mr. Ban noted that better planned and better functioning cities can help ensure that everyone who lives there has adequate shelter, water, sanitation, health and other basic services.

They can also promote good education and job prospects, energy-efficient buildings and public transport systems, and a feeling of inclusiveness for their inhabitants, he said.

“Good practices of managing urban development exist in all regions – and we can learn from the examples they provide,” said Mr. Ban. “But we are a long way from turning the ideal of sustainable, inclusive cities into reality.”

According to the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the main challenges confronting cities and towns all over the world today include unemployment, especially among youth; social and economic inequalities; and unsustainable energy consumption patterns.

Urban areas are also responsible for most of the world’s waste and pollution, and many are particularly vulnerable to disasters, including the growing risks associated with climate change.

In addition, while the MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL (MDG ) target of significantly improving the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers has been achieved 10 years in advance of the 2020 deadline, absolute numbers continue to grow. Nearly a quarter of urban residents – more than 850 million people – live in slums or informal settlements.

We should create a new type of city – the city of the 21st century – a smart, people-centred city, one that is capable of integrating the tangible and more intangible aspects of prosperity; a city able to rid itself of the inefficient, unsustainable urban habits of the previous century,” said Joan Clos, UN-Habitat’s Executive Director, in his message for the Day.

It is time for changing our cities and for building new opportunities,” he stated.

“Opportunities for whom?” asked the UN Special Rapporteur on housing, Raquel Rolnik, noting that the current model of housing policies worldwide increasingly focuses on housing finance – to the detriment of realizing the right to adequate housing for the poor.

“Credit for housing ownership is not a ‘one-size-fit-all’ solution,” she warned in a news release issued on the occasion of the Day. “The ongoing worldwide housing crisis, in which millions of vacant houses and apartments coincide with an alarming rise in foreclosures and homelessness, is the starkest evidence of the failure of housing finance to address the housing needs of all segments of society.”

She called for a shift from housing policies based on the “financialization” of housing to a human rights-based approach to housing policies, which can foster real opportunities for all.

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