Skip to comments.
Green economy needs 2% of every nation's income, says UN
| 21 February 2011
| Fiona Harvey
Posted on 02/23/2011 8:07:47 AM PST by epithermal
The United Nations will call on Monday for 2% of worldwide income to be invested in the green economy, a move it says would boost jobs and economic growth.
The call is expected to be matched by statements of support for low-carbon investment from heads of state including President Barack Obama of the US and Hu Jintao of China, and several chiefs of multinational companies.
An investment of 2% of global GDP would more than pay for itself in the form of millions of new jobs, the development of new industries, health benefits from cleaner air, energy efficiency savings and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, the UN is expected to say.
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: co2; environment; envirowackos; globalwarming
Only 2%, what a bargain if you are a third world country with no GDP.
If the UN ever gets any sort of global taxation authority, we are screwed.
posted on 02/23/2011 8:09:49 AM PST
by E. Pluribus Unum
("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
If stealing only 2% of our income would “would boost jobs and economic growth,” just think how much growth would ensue if we forked over 5%, 10% or even 20% of our income!! Sign me up — it sounds good.
One has to wonder if there exists a more corrupt, deluded institution than the UN.
posted on 02/23/2011 8:10:46 AM PST
I won’t even get into the whole ‘global warming vs. fossil fuels’ argument. But...billions of dollars were given to the UN for Haiti and anyone that watches Bill O’Reilly can testify that the money never got there. Why should we give any more money to the UN if all they will do is misappropriate it?
posted on 02/23/2011 8:12:31 AM PST
This sounds like something that Obama could get behind.
Yeah. UN? And all that “green” going to you...right? FO.
posted on 02/23/2011 8:15:36 AM PST
The United Nations will call on Monday for 2% of worldwide income to be invested in the green economy, a move it says would
boost jobs and economic growth. create a new class of Mubarak Swiss-bank billionaires.
There. Fixed it.
posted on 02/23/2011 8:16:02 AM PST
(Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
Get us out of the UN , they are nuts.
To: epithermal; tubebender; mmanager; Fiddlstix; Fractal Trader; FrPR; enough_idiocy; meyer; ...
posted on 02/23/2011 8:26:48 AM PST
("Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." -- Wendell Phillips)
posted on 02/23/2011 8:28:43 AM PST
(Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
Why should we give any more money to the UN if all they will do is misappropriate it?
THAT is the $64,000 question!
posted on 02/23/2011 8:46:47 AM PST
only if they come and collect it in person
Given current events, let us not forget that this is the same organization that put Libya in place as chair of their Human Rights Committee. The UN is as batguano insane as Qaddafi, in my book, for having made such a move.
And we want to give them 2% of our ongoing newly created wealth because . . . ?
posted on 02/23/2011 9:50:23 AM PST
(Islam delenda est)
WOW! Only 2% and the chicks are free.
posted on 02/24/2011 11:03:57 AM PST
(As WI goes, so goes the nation. Thank you, Gov Walker.)
Can some one tell us what they receive now from us as a % of GPD? I think that is how our payment to them is determined?
posted on 02/24/2011 11:07:39 AM PST
( getting closer to the truth.................)
Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual
posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its
management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the
exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson