Thursday, October 01, 2015

UN’s Global Goals: “End Poverty, Climate Change and Injustice”

It’s the world not just America that Obama is Fundamentally Transforming
Make no mistake about where a lawless President Barack Obama and the UN are taking you
By Judi McLeod -- Bio and Archives  
September 30, 2015

Like the mother who gives her children a fleeting glance of the ice cream dessert to get them to eat their veggies, last week’s historic papal visit was eye candy to keep the attention of the masses away from the radical changes coming society’s way.
Mesmerized by the televised addresses of Pope Francis to Congress and the United Nations, a majority of plain folk didn’t feel a thing when the noose of Global Citizenship was being lowered over their collective necks.
The mainstream media’s job was double-downed-: saturation coverage of the first visit of the pontiff to America and to spread the message of the UN’s coming global goals to “end poverty, climate change and injustice”.
Make no mistake about where a lawless President Barack Obama and the UN are taking you.
Here’s what it looks like after the lemmings have arrived at the bottom of the cliff: Forced global citizenship conferred on one and all, both prince and pauper, in a faux Utopia where poverty, climate change and injustice no longer exist.
Life on Earth, described in prayer for centuries as “the valley of tears” is being wiped clean with a sanctimonious UN magic wand.
And if you believe that life on earth is no longer a valley of tears, you’re likely to believe just about anything that Marxism is serving up to the world as we have known it for the past 150 years.
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, is on the public record stating that the plan is to begin “the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, [changing] the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution.”
Humanity, including its children,  has already been left out in the cold.
“The period 2015 to 2030 is when this transition from oil and gas is supposed to occur. The plan is nothing less than the overthrow of the global capitalist system that is powered by the use of energy and resources for the benefit of humankind.” (Accuracy in Media, Cliff Kincaid, Sept. 28, 2015)
The papal visit in essence dropped the mask of the progressive rush to one world order.
It was a papal visit that proved for once and for all that it is not what the mainstream media is serving up to the masses on a platter that is the news,  but what they are up to in the background while the world is hopelessly tuned in to the main event. A prime example:
“Those using Google Chrome as a search engine on September 25 found a notice on the bottom of the Internet page urging people to click on a link to learn more about the UN’s global goals to “end poverty, climate change, and injustice.” That link led to the U.N.‘s “sustainable development goals.” (AIM)
All went down in conjunction with a ‘Global Citizen Festival’,  an open-air event held at New York City’s Central Park.  Since the usual suspect clowns were there, all that was missing was the golden calf.
Television network MSNBC led the effort, declaring that through its partnership with the Global Citizen Festival it was “committed to connecting our audience with the stories and values that bring purpose and action to our global community.”
And Google was not the only manipulator of the news.
“In addition to MSNBC, other media properties sponsoring or broadcasting the event included NBC News and CNBC. (AIM)
“Additional corporate partners include The Huffington Post, Yahoo!, YouTube, and Wikipedia, which together have the ability to influence and propagandize the American people with pro-U.N. messages. Stephen Colbert, Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, were among those appearing at the Global Citizen Festival on September 26, broadcast by cable channel MSNBC.
“Not to be outdone, movie theaters around the country and the world promoted the so-called “Global Goals Campaign” through a 60-second ad narrated by Liam Neeson (as the voice of God), and featuring animated creatures (as UN officials) calling on the nations of the world to “defeat climate change.”
“But that’s not all. “We’re working to get the Global Goals onto every website and billboard, broadcast on every TV station and radio station, in every cinema and classroom, pinned to every community noticeboard and sent to every mobile phone,” the movement announced.
“But there’s more. While socialist Bernie Sanders has been quick to attack the “billionaire class” on the campaign trail, those behind this new global citizen movement being put at the service of the UN proudly insisted that a grand total of 137 billionaires had “pledged to use their money for good” in the future, undoubtedly by giving more money to far-left and pro-U.N. causes.
“It was announced that something called the “Giving Pledge,” defined as “a campaign that encourages the wealthiest people in the world to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes,” had “been signed by 137 billionaire or former billionaire individuals or couples.” It was originally announced in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.
“Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was among the “notable younger pledgers.”
“Zuckerberg was also among the attendees at Friday night’s White House state dinner for Xi Jingping, the President of Communist China.”
In what had to be one of the most surrealistic moves of all time, Michelle Obama, decked out in hair extensions in a side-swept hairdo, and wearing a cleavage-showing black ’mermaid’ dress tried for her heroine Beyonce’s look.

With Pope Francis’s blessing on the transitioning,  the global citizen elites are now on a roll. Meanwhile, history won’t forget that it took the rest of the world almost seven long years to realize that Barack Obama is not just the architect of the Fundamental Transformation of America but is architect of the Fundamental Transformation of the World.
The green economy is defined as an economy [example needed] that results in reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities, and that aims for sustainable development without degrading the environment.

Green economy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
Sustainable development has been the overarching goal of the international community since the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992. Amongst numerous commitments, the Conference called upon governments to develop national strategies for sustainable development, incorporating policy measures outlined in the Rio Declaration and Agenda 21. Despite the efforts of many governments around the world to implement such strategies as well as international cooperation to support national governments, there are continuing concerns over global economic and environmental developments in many countries. These have been intensified by recent prolonged global energy, food and financial crises, and underscored by continued warnings from global scientists that society is in danger of transgressing a number of planetary boundaries or ecological limits.
With governments today seeking effective ways to lead their nations out of these related crises whilst also taking into account these planetary boundaries, green economy (in its various forms) has been proposed as a means for catalysing renewed national policy development and international cooperation and support for sustainable development. The concept has received significant international attention over the past few years as a tool to address the 2008 financial crisis as well as one of two themes for the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). This has resulted in a rapidly expanding literature including new publications on green economy from a variety of influential international organisations, national governments, think tanks, experts, non-government organisations and others.
Despite the growing international interest in green economy, negotiations between Member States on the concept in the lead up to Rio+20 were challenging. This was partly due to the lack of an internationally agreed definition or universal principles for green economy, the emergence of interrelated but different terminology and concepts over recent years (such as green growth, low carbon development, sustainable economy, steady-state economy etc.), a lack of clarity around what green economy policy measures encompass and how they integrate with national priorities and objectives relating to economic growth and poverty eradication, as well as a perceived lack of experience in designing, implementing and reviewing the costs and benefits of green economy policies. 
Recent publications on green economy or green growth by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Green Economy Coalition, Stakeholder Forum, the Green Growth Leaders and many others have begun to address these knowledge gaps and demystify these concepts. Importantly, there is also emerging practice in the design and implementation of national green economy strategies by both developed and developing countries across most regions, including Africa, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific and Europe. This emerging practice can help to provide some important insights and much-needed clarity regarding the types of green economy policy measures, their scope with regard to various sectors and national priorities, and their institutional barriers, risks and implementation costs. This international experience may serve to alleviate concerns regarding the effective integration of green economy policies with national economic and social priorities and objectives, including the achievement of internationally agreed development goals.
Global Goals campaign launches at UN to promote sustainable development agenda
As United Nations Member States prepare to adopt a new set of Sustainable Development Goals, a ground-breaking collaboration of campaigners, public figures, companies and civil society groups are uniting to tell seven billion people in seven days that “it’s time to change the world.”
During a press conference at UN Headquarters today, the Global Goals campaign, founded by filmmaker Richard Curtis, was announced as aiming to make the 17 UN Goals famous and to push for their full implementation worldwide.
Described as an “unprecedented effort,” the campaign is supported by a variety of other social movements including action/2015 – a coalition of over 2000 organizations – and Global Citizen, a community of ordinary people that help fight extreme poverty.
The campaign has been launched in the wake a momentous event earlier this week: the UN General Assembly approved a resolution sending the draft ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ to Member States for adoption at a Summit in new York later this month.
The Agenda, its 17 proposed Goals and 169 targets aim to be a charter for people and planet in the twenty-first century. They will stimulate action over the next 15 years in areas of critical importance towards building a more equitable and sustainable world for all.
Speaking to journalists with only 22 days to go before the UN Sustainable Development Summit, the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Cristina Gallach, said 2015 is a “unique year.”
“Being famous is absolutely necessary to ensure that [the goals] are implemented,” Ms. Gallach said. “We couldn’t have a better partner for this process than Richard Curtis’s team. Everybody will be able to resort to his creative products that are going to serve as a major asset to ensure that the Goals are known.”
Mr. Curtis, the filmmaker behind major international hits such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill,, and Mr. Bean, presented “Project Everyone,” the mission of which is to get a “short, dynamic and snappy” explanation of the global Goals to all of the planet’s citizens.
“I was looking forward to 2015 and thought I should do something in order to try and make these new goals much more famous and much more well-known than the Millennium Development Goals were,” Mr. Curtis explained.
“And it came as no surprise to me that as I started to say these things, I found out that so many people that I’d worked with before, so many of the NGOs [non-governmental organizations] and campaigners also felt the same thing.”
The British scriptwriter began working with the United Nations on a campaign that would be “fun, bright, entertaining, and interesting,” to attract attention, especially of young people. One outcome is the first ever global cinema ad, an animation produced by Aardman featuring world leaders depicted as animals. It is expected to appear in movie theatres in over 30 countries.
Meanwhile, the UN Secretary-General”s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, Amina Mohammed, noted that she has just returned from her home country Nigeria, where she travelled by road through Boko Haram-controlled territory.
“It’s important that this set of Goals is known by everyone, in the hamlets and the villages of Nigeria,” Ms. Mohammed said. “This is coming to make a difference in their lives.”
She also stopped in Austria where she spoke with young people faced by the challenge of migration.
“This agenda […] is not about just stemming the tide of what is happening with forced migration,” she explained. “But it is about dealing with root causes so that people don’t have to flee their own countries, their own villages, their own homes because they can’t have a life of dignity there.”
Finally, 22 year-old Shaila Huq, spokesperson for the action/2015 campaign, said the Global Goals campaign speaks to her entire generation, which could be the first one to live in a world without extreme poverty.
via UN News Centre
Global Goals campaign announced with UNDP as key partner
03 Sep 2015
As world leaders prepare to adopt the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, the biggest ever collaboration of campaigners, artists, sports stars, performers and companies unite to tell seven billion people in seven days “It’s Time To Change The World.”
The Global Goals campaign was announced today with a bid to reach 7 billion people in 7 days with news of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. This unprecedented effort is supported by a variety of campaigns including action/2015, Global Citizen and Project Everyone.
On 25th September at the UN, 193 world leaders will adopt the Global Goals, a series of 17 ambitious goals to end poverty, fight inequality & injustice and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030. The Global Goals campaign aims to both make the goals famous and to push for their full implementation. If the goals are famous - if people care about what has been promised by the politicians, it greatly increases their chance of being implemented. So today the campaign along with the UN is calling on everyone to help make the goals famous and ensure they become a reality:
  • Add your voice to a cast including AR Rahman, Ashton Kutcher, Bill and Melinda Gates, G.E.M., Gilberto Gil, Jennifer Lawrence, UN Messenger of Peace Lang Lang, Meryl Streep, Malala Yousafzai, One Direction, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Richard Branson, Robert Pattinson, Robert Redford, Professor Stephen Hawking, UN Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder for the crowd sourced film We the People written by Richard Curtis and Mat Whitecross and unveiled on the Google Homepage when the Goals are adopted on the 25th September. and available in the Video Library
  • Join global sports stars Gareth Bale, Gary Lineker, Mikel Arteta, Theo Walcott, Liverpool FC, WITS Bidvest, Brazilian comedians Porta Dos Fundos and many more by doing a Dizzy Goal and share online. Available in the Video Library
  • Share “No Point Going Half Way”, a short film by Richard Curtis featuring Usain Bolt which helps explain why we should finish what we started with the Millennium Development Goals, as we can end poverty by 2030 and tackle inequality and climate change. Available in the Video Library
    Stand with people around the world on 24th September when 2,000 organizations who make up action/2015 will hold events in over 100 countries. As night falls across the time zones, including in Sydney, Delhi, Johannesburg, London and Sao Paulo, people will unite to light the way to a mass rally outside the UN headquarters in New York.
  • Join events including the Global Citizen Festival on 26th September in Central Park, New York with Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay then broadcast around the world; and UNDP shining a spotlight on the Global Goals at Social Good Summits in over 100 countries including Afghanistan, Iran and Somalia.
  • From the 25th September ‘Tell Everyone’ about the #globalgoals. Text, tweet, sing, post, like, pray, email, teach, watch, talk, share. Whatever it takes to TELL EVERYONE
The aims of the Global Goals – fighting poverty, inequality and climate change – have support from across the world including One Direction who on Tuesday unveiled ‘Dear World Leaders’, a film made by their fans, nearly 80,000 of whom submitted photos and videos describing the world they want to live in as part of the action/1D campaign. Available in the Video Library.  Other global supporters include campaigners such as Malala Yousafzai and Bill and Melinda Gates; First Ladies such as Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah; educators such as Sir Ken Robinson; sports clubs such as Liverpool FC; business leaders such as Richard Branson and Paul Polman; digital and social media stars such as Porta dos Fundos; performers and artists such as AR Rahman and Liu Bolin, Indian film personalities such as Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan and academics such as Professor Stephen Hawking.
Speaking about the ground-breaking collaboration Richard Curtis, founder of Project Everyone, said “The Millennium Development Goals halved extreme poverty across the world.  The new Global Goals for Sustainable Development give us the opportunity to end it for good. There’s no point in going half way. By making the Global Goals famous we can give them their best chance of working around the world - and help make us the first generation to end extreme poverty, the most determined generation in history to end injustice and inequality, and the last generation to be threatened by climate change.”
"World leaders have committed to more than a basic education for every child. But a commitment only counts if a commitment is kept," said Malala Fund co-founder and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai. "We are going continue this fight to ensure that 12 years of quality, free primary and secondary education is ensured to every child -- and that all the global goals become a reality for every child, rather than a dream."
 Amina J. Mohammed, UN SG special advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning said "Building on the unprecedented UN effort to involve people in the process of agreeing a universal agenda on sustainable development, it is now critical that all  7 billion people around the world know about and act to make the Sustainable Development Goals a reality. This agenda is by the people and for the people and we need to make sure that everyone on the planet knows about it and that no one is left behind.”
Robert Redford said “This is it. This is our only planet, our only life source. While the earth's resources are limited, there is no limit to the power of human imagination and our capacity to solve these problems. 2015 is a crucial year to commit to protect our planet. In September world leaders will agree new Global Goals for the next 15 years and in December, 193 countries will come together for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris. Please join me by adding your own powerful voice to the movement for change.”
Shaila Huq, action/2015 spokesperson said: "Young people will be amongst those most affected by the adoption of the Global Goals. Mine could be the first generation to live in a world without extreme poverty, so we’re going to have to work hard and hold our leaders accountable for achieving the Global Goals.”
The Global Goals campaign will reach all corners of the world with a huge programme of events and partnerships including:
The Global Goals flags: kicked off by world-renowned Chinese artist Liu Bolin with a piece of art ‘The Future’ which features 193 flags from every country in the world and the Global Goals. This will be followed by the raising of 17 flags each representing the 17 goals at some of the most remote communities impacted by the Goals such as the Himalayas and most iconic places on earth, from the bottom of the ocean to the North Pole.  This began on 1st September with Princess Mary of Denmark raising the flag for Goal 5 – Gender Equality at the Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen and will also include Victor Ochen, Nobel Peace Prize nominee raising the flag for Goal 16 – Peace & Justice in northern Uganda on 24th September. Available in the
Image Library.
“Tell Everybody” On 11th September, Global Goals Africa will release a song recorded by some of the continent’s biggest names intended to inspire the youth of Africa to know about the goals and the power they hold as active citizens in their communities. The song, “Tell Everybody”, has been produced by award-winning producer & songwriting team; Cobhams Asuquo (Nigeria), David “KING DAVID” Muthami (Kenya) and Ellputo (Mozambique). The artists on the track include; Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Sarkodie and Becca (Ghana), Mafikizolo (South Africa), Diamond (Tanzania), Sauti Sol (Kenya) and Toofan (Togo). The lyrics, each written by the artists themselves, were informed by a song-writing competition, which saw 5712 verses entered from 24 countries in Africa. One French and English speaking winner will hear their verses sung by the artists in the song.
A projection on the UN: From Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd September a film introducing the goals will be projected onto the UN Headquarters in New York City, in collaboration with 59 Productions. Available in the
Image Library.
Prayer for Everyone: From 24th September people of multiple faith traditions in over 150 countries will be learning about the goals and engaging their communities in prayer and action.
An online push by the top digital giants: on 25th September, Google will be lending their homepage to the Global Goals, Wikipedia volunteers are translating the articles covering the goals into as many languages as possible, MSN is highlighting the goals on it global platform plus significant support from YouTube, Yahoo, Bing, LinkedIn, Huffington Post, Skype, Salesforce Foundation, Tumblr and WeTransfer.
The first ever global cinema ad: Animated by Aardman, directed by Sir John Hegarty, narrated by Liam Neeson with music from Peter Gabriel. Distributed globally by unique digital the ad will appear in cinemas in over 30 countries from the 25th September, in partnership with SAWA Global Cinema Advertising Association and its network. ‘Making of’ available in the
Video Library.
Radio Everyone: from 26th September a 7 day pop-up global radio station will be streamed online with broadcast partners in over 45 countries, soundtracked by an original composition from Peter Gabriel and featuring shows presented by names from around the globe, including AR Rahman, D’Banj, G.E.M. and Haile Gebrsellasie.
The world’s biggest mobile connection: from 26th September many of the world’s biggest mobile operators including Vodafone, Virgin, Telefonica, Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications, Telstra, Ooredoo, Telenor, KT, NTT Docomo, TIM, Turkcell, KPN, EE, Telia Sonera, Vimpelcom, along with Ericsson will engage over 1.5bn of their customers in over 100 countries around the world through text and numerous other mobile channels.
Harnessing the power and reach of the world’s largest brands: on 26th September, Liverpool FC will replace the Standard Chartered logo with the Global Goals logo on shirts at the fixture against Aston Villa; Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Random House, has published the first ever Post-it Book ‘STICK THIS BOOK’ edited by Richard Curtis with Neil Gaiman; from Times Square to Piccadilly Circus to The Tower in Kuala Lumpur, the Global Goals campaign will be seen in the most iconic cities around the world in partnership with Posterscope; Virgin is leading a customer and employee awareness campaign in 25 businesses across the UK, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and North America and will be joined by Standard Chartered, Pearson, Getty Images, Aviva, TOMS shoes and Unilever; Royal Mail has designed a special postmark, featuring the Global Goals logo, which will be applied to all stamped mail in the UK from 25th September to 2nd October.
The World’s Largest Lesson: From 27th September, a lesson taught to children across the world in partnership with UNICEF: From Newfoundland to Niue the lesson is already backed by over 100 global Education Ministers and more than 30 of the world’s leading NGOs.
 Broadcast quality versions of ‘No Point Going Half Way’ and ‘We The People’ are available on request: 07713 314 510
 Broadcast quality version of 1Direction’s ‘Dear World Leader’ is available on request: Rebecca Treadway +44 (0)203 763 1047
We the People”  Everyone is invited to join the world’s biggest cast and star alongside public figures such as Akshay Kumar, Alice Braga, Ananda Everingham, Avan Jogia, Becca, Chelsea Islan, Christina Hendricks, Criolo, Diamond, Diego Luna, Hrithik Roshan, James Chau, Liverpool Football Club captain Jordan Henderson and team mates, Lenine, Mia Maestro, Mafikizolo, Mads Mikkelsen, Mena Suvari, UNDP Champion Michelle Yeoh, Nazanin Boniadi, Paul Wesley, Phoebe Tonkin, Rodrigo Santoro, Saoirse Ronan, UNICEF supporter Tom Hiddleston, Thanh Bui, Wagner Moura, Yemi Alade, Zhou Xun. It launches today with a tutorial video written by players from Get Lit, an education programme that engages urban youth in classic and spoken word poetry in Los Angeles, in a unique collaboration with Richard Curtis. The film will be unveiled on the Google Homepage when the Goals are adopted on the 25th September.

Global Citizen is a content and campaigning platform where people can learn about and take action on the world’s biggest issues. Global Citizen works in partnership with and supports some of the most effective organizations working to end extreme poverty. Committed to providing the most interesting stories, effective actions and powerful campaigns, Global Citizen aims to unlock the power of every individual to play his or her part in the movement to end extreme poverty in the next 15 years. For more information, visit and follow @GlblCtzn Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #GlobalCitizen.
action/2015, is one of the world’s largest citizens’ movement made up of over 2000 organisations, in more than 150 countries through which over 30 million actions have been taken since the campaign’s launch in January of 2015. action/2015 is united by the belief that this is a critical year for progress in the fight against climate change, poverty and inequality with the agreement of the new Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) and the UN Climate talks in Paris in December. From global organisations to grassroots organisations working with local communities the movement aims to make sure the agreements of 2015 are shaped by people, implemented by governments and properly financed. 2,000 organizations who make up action/2015 will hold events in over 100 countries as night falls across the time zones on 24th September, the eve of the UN Sustainable Development Summit including in Sydney, Delhi, Johannesburg, London and Sao Paulo, lighting the way to a mass rally outside the UN headquarters in New York. For information about the action/2015 follow #action2015 @action2015
Project Everyone is the brainchild of Richard Curtis with the ambition to tell everyone in the world about the Global Goals so they are best achieved. The project’s Founding Partners include Aviva, Getty Images, Pearson, SAWA Global Cinema Advertising Association, Standard Chartered, Unilever and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
 All over the world the project is being supported by hundreds of television, radio , poster and digital companies, mobile phone and broadband providers, NGO organisations from all sectors, businesses, sports clubs, film and television production companies, record labels, events, magazines and retailers, all of whom have agreed to carry the goals to their fans, customers and users to help them become known all over the world.
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
 Through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) the Goals will play a key part in Social Good Summits in over 100 countries around the world including in some of the most difficult countries to access, such as Afghanistan, Iran and Somalia. At the New York main event 17 celebrities will be reading the goals on the main stage of the Summit.
Global sports stars have been taking the ‘Dizzy Goals’ challenge. Gareth Bale, Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Michael Owen, Mikel Arteta, Theo Walcott, Liverpool FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Singapore Home United FC, Arsenal FC, Fulham FC, WITS Bidvest and Brazilian comedians Porta Dos Fundos have all shared their efforts online to raise awareness of the Global Goals campaign.
The Sustainable Development Goals are at the heart of the ambitious new global agenda that have been agreed and will be adopted by the 193 Member States at the Sustainable Development Summit which will take place September 25th-27th, 2015, in New York at the United Nations. More than 160 world leaders will be in New York to adopt the goals -- which builds on the UN's successful Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015) that have lifted millions out of poverty. This new agenda will build on the successes and go further because it is a universal agenda that will improve the lives of all people around the world.
 Through an integrated approach, the goals will tackle the social, economic and environmental challenges to achieve sustainable development to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The new Sustainable Development agenda will guide all countries on a path that will transform the lives of all people toward increased prosperity and greater well-being while protecting the environment.
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The United Nations’ Green Economy Isn’t 
Sustainable Or Green!
Who will determine production and consumption? Proponents of Sustainable Development and Green Economy need to answer some pointed questions. And, they need to stop pretending to be economists, because they are not!
The United Nations intends to replace Capitalism and Free Enterprise with its Green Economy, or Sustainable Development. However, its concepts of development and economy are deeply flawed and reminiscent of fringe ideas from the Great Depression era. (For a full discussion of Technocracy in the 1930s, see Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation.)
Sustainable Development, as most recently promoted by the UN’s 2030 Agenda Conference in New York at the end of September 2015, blatantly promises to end poverty everywhere, provide work with dignity and life-long education for all.
Leaders from virtually every nation on Earth jumped on the bandwagon and made politically binding commitments to rapidly implement Sustainable Development in their home countries. Of course, the United Nations will be there to help them every step of the way.
The catch is: Who will specify and enforce the envisioned “sustainable production and consumption” practices that are only mentioned in passing as a requirement for Sustainable Development and Green Economy?
In fact, we should demand answers from these would-be social engineers and technocrats as to exactly who will be making all of these decisions for us, and on what criteria.
And in any case, why are these technocrats masquerading as economists?
The United Nations Division for Sustainable Development (UNDESA) published in 2002 A Guidebook to the Green Economy: Exploring Green Economy Principles. On page 5, the following “principles of a green economy” are listed:
  1. “It delivers sustainable development
  2. “It delivers equity – The Justice Principle
  3. “It creates genuine prosperity and wellbeing for all – The Dignity Principle
  4. “It improves the natural world - The Earth Integrity, Planetary Boundaries and Precautionary Principle
  5. “It is inclusive and participatory in decision making – The Inclusion Principle
  6. “It is accountable – The Governance Principle
  7. “It builds economic, social and environmental resilience – The Resilience Principle
  8. “It delivers sustainable consumption and production – The Efficiency Principle
  9. “It invests for the future – The Intergenerational Principle.”
Although the Guidebook contains several similar lists that attempt to define Green Economy, this one will suffice for this discussion.
In particular, what are these “Principles” that are only mentioned but not defined? The Guidebook provides further explanation. For instance, the Earth Integrity Principle (item 4 above) reveals,
“The Earth, her natural communities and ecosystems, possess the inalienable right to exist, flourish and evolve, and to continue the vital cycles, structures, functions and processes that sustain all beings. Every human has the duty to protect her.”
It is plain that this is not an economic proposition at all, but rather a religious one: Earth is a female entity that has “inalienable rights to exist” and demands to be served and protected. Really?
The Dignity Principle (item 3 above) states that it “upholds that every human being, now and in the future, has the right to livelihood. Poverty eradication and redistribution of wealth should be the main priority of governance and measured in those terms.”
It was no slip-of-the-pen that equates poverty eradication with redistribution of wealth. Forced redistribution of wealth resulted in the death of countless millions of people in the last 100 years who were forced to live in failed societies that imposed socialism, communism and Marxism.
There is no dignity in wealth redistribution.
Furthermore, this is not a matter of economic theory that might define an alternative theory to Capitalism and Free Enterprise. It simply states that one group will be chiseled out of their economic prosperity with the spoils going to another group that neither deserve nor has earned it. In America, this is called “stealing.”
On the UN Environmental Programme web site, it states,
“A green economy implies the decoupling of resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth… These investments, both public and private, provide the mechanism for the reconfiguration of businesses, infrastructure and institutions, and for the adoption of sustainable consumption and production processes.”
No economist I have ever known or studied would ever suggest that it is possible to decouple resource use from economic growth. Resources and all economic activities are inseparable. However, UNEP has no problem with this because it seeks to “reconfigure” infrastructure and institutions (i.e., government, regulations, etc.) for “the adoption of sustainable consumption and production processes.”
Oops. There they go again. Who will determine production and consumption?
In this writer’s strong opinion, proponents of Sustainable Development and Green Economy need to answer some pointed questions. And, they need to stop pretending to be economists, because they are not!
Indeed, they are Utopian ideologues who think they know better than you on just about everything
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