- A/68/L.61 – GA takes action – Report of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
- A/68/970 – Report of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
- Open Working Group proposal for Sustainable Development Goals
The countdown has begun to September’s summit on the sustainable development goals, with national governments now discussing the 17 goals that could transform the world by 2030.
What are the sustainable development goals?
The countdown has begun to September’s summit on the sustainable development goals, with national governments now discussing the 17 goals that could transform the world by 2030. Read the article explaining the process and overview – click here.
(Ed. Note: The United Nations’ final 17 “sustainability” goals and sub-goals have been established, with a meeting scheduled in September 2015. Will the U.S. sign onto them? If put in place, the developed countries would be obligated to foot the bill for the least developed and developing countries. Read them and you’ll understand what that would mean.)
List of initials that aren’t spelled out in text and what they mean:
LDC least developed countries
SIDS small islands developing states
ODA official development assistance
DDR Doha development round
UHC universial health coverage
ICT including vocational training
10YFP ten year framework of programs
FCCC framework convention on climate change
UNCLOS UN conference on Law of the Sea
IUU illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing Continue reading
Research provided by Pearl Rains-Hewitt
Market-based conservation strategies
By Eric Thomas Marshall
WHAT IS “DEBT-for-NATURE” SWAPPING?
- DEBT-EQUITY swaps involve the conversion of external debt (national debt which is owed to foreign investors) into some type of equity. Foreigners continue to hold a claim on the debtor nation’s resources.
Environmental special-interest groups as well as those involved in government and private sector banking have shown increasing acceptance since Debt for Nature swapping first began more than a decade ago.
Despite the hopefulness of this plan, several obstacles still block immediate progress. The greatest of these blocks in the U.S. refusal to ratify. Continue reading
Climate models supporting predictions of rapid global warming during the next century have performed miserably predicting global temperatures during the past two decades, according to a just-published comparison of model predictions and real-world temperatures. A spaghetti graph comparing 44 climate models with real-world temperature measurements shows every one of the 44 models expected more warming during the past two decades than actually occurred. READ MORE>>>
RECOMMENDED SITES AND NEWSLETTERS
Climate in Review, by C. Jeffery Small
International Conferences on Climate Change, The Heartland Institute
Center on Climate and Environmental Policy, The Heartland Institute
Climate Policy, The Heritage Foundation
Global Warming, Cato Institute Continue reading
by Henry Lamb
Originally published in Eco-Logic Online in 1997
In communities across America, “stakeholder” councils are being formed, or have already been formed, to advance Agenda 21 to transform cities and towns into “sustainable communities.” The “consensus process” is used to gain the appearance of public support for the principles of sustainability, applied to a particular community. The process is designed to take the public policy- making function away from elected officials and place it in the hands of non-elected officials, while giving the appearance of broad public input into the decision-making process. Continue reading
Remarks given by Sue Forde
to the Republican Women of Clallam County
March 11, 2013
The move to replace our Constitution with the principles behind the Wildlands Project, UN Agenda 21 and The Earth charter is an “American” issue, not a political one. This agenda affects each and every one of us, stealing our liberty and our rights under the US and WA State Constitutions. Article I, Section I of the State Constitution says:
“All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.”
I ask: Which of our “individual rights” is any of this protecting?
The Wildlands Project, UN Agenda 21, and The Earth Charter: These three concepts blend together for a common purpose. That purpose: To control our lives in every area.
These concepts have been made “real” across the nation, reaching into every nook and cranny of our lives, perpetrated by federal and state agencies – unelected, unaccountable and bureaucratic. (This action officially began with an Executive Order signed by former President Bill Clinton establishing the President’s Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD)).
Keywords that clue us into these concepts include: Climate change, buffer zones, open space, growth management, comprehensive planning, ecosystems, biodiversity, green living, conservation easements, precautionary principle, public/private partnerships, global warming, sustainable communities, visioning meetings, walkable communities, livable communities, watersheds, land trust, water trust and many more. Continue reading
Wild Olympic Campaign increases the chance of catastrophic fire on the Peninsula
Editorial by Shelly Taylor
Olympic Peninsula, WA State – A brief seen in our local paper recently:
“Grants Pass, Oregon: Big changes are in store for U.S. forests as global warming increases wildfires and insect infestations, and generates more floods and droughts, the US Dept of Agriculture warned Tuesday. In a new report, it said the area burned by wildfires is expected to at least double over the next 25 years.”
I remember being told that wildfires are increasing because the forests aren’t being managed properly, i.e. logging to remove forest debris.
Here is the reply I received:
“Each forest region has different problems with forest health issues. The Pacific NW was dramatically impacted by the NW Forest Plan (NWFP) when Clinton decided to lock up (preserve) about twenty four and a half million acres of US Forest Service FS) timberlands in Washington, Oregon and Northern California. Most of the Federal Forests contained in the NWFP are prone to Mother Nature’s wind, fire and disease regime. Regulations have crippled the Forest Service management of our federal forests and the same regs have opened the door to endless lawsuits when the FS attempts to do anything. READ MORE>>> Continue reading
|Thanks to Rosa Koire and her team at Democrats Against Agenda 21 we have this comprehensive list of key words and phrases that are often used at the local level when discussing Agenda 21 related initiatives.|