Skip to comments.Sustainable Development Commission Concludes Session without Agreement
Posted on 05/28/2011 3:30:32 PM PDT by marsh2
Sustainable Development Commission Concludes Session without Agreement on 10-Year Framework
.....Earlier Friday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the Commission at the conclusion of its last session before the "vital" 2012 United Nations Conference of the Sustainable Development, which, like the original 1992 Earth Summit, will be held in Rio de Janeiro. He particularly highlighted the need to transform patterns of production and consumption and to reverse the trends of excessive resource use.
Achieving this goal will take a fundamental transformation in consumption patterns, lifestyle and values, he said, emphasizing the vast challenges inherent in shifting global consumption and production patterns toward sustainability. Among other things, equity, not only within our societies but globally, will need to become more fully integrated into our institutions and our policies, he said.
While the international community could not turn back the clock, it had the power to pursue a development path that took a more balanced and sustainable approach to the worlds resources. But, to do that, he said, there wasnt a moment to lose. Thus, at Rio+20, the global vision must be clear and focused on a sustainable green economy that protected the health of the environment, while supporting the Millennium Development Goals through growth in income, decent work and poverty eradication. An enhanced architecture for sustainable development governance at the national regional and international levels must also be created. As the world community embarked on the next important leg of the journey to Rio and beyond, our watchwords must be implementation and action, he said.
.. and the institutional framework for sustainable development Rio+20 must seek to modify the worlds systems of production and bring about a change in the ethical standards of daily life in order to change human consumption patterns.
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President Clinton agreed to the convention etc., but the Senate refused to ratify it. Among other things, the strategy employed a gap analysis, which inventoried all plants and animals and their habitats and overlayed land ownership patterns to target areas not adequately protected from human economic activity. The pattern was to establish large protected core areas, surround them with a buffer area of limited use on federal lands and restrict use on adjacent private lands to that compatible with ecosystem/biodiversity needs. Core areas were to be connected by broad biodiversity corridors and transcontinental habitat linkages. Most human settlement would be in concentrated towns planned for Smart Growth.
Clinton/Gore implemented the principles Administratively through the National Perfomance Review, Interagency Ecosystem Management Task Force, Ecosystem Management Coordinating Group, National Biological Service, and Executive Order establishing the Presidents Council on Sustainable Development. The Northwest Forest Plan for the northern spotted owl and 1000+ species was one of the first large projects implemented by the Clinton Administration using the pattern.
Other initiatives such as mass declaration of National Monuments, set asides of vast Roadless Areas and the National Landscape Conservation System advanced a re-wilding scheme. Environmental groups strategically petitioned, lobbied and sued to declare Wilderness Areas and Wild and Scenic Rivers, restrict land an water use through the Endangered Species and Clean Water Act. Conservation Land Trusts did clean up with battered landowners setting up conservation easements or purchasing the land outright to be transfered to the federal government. (You can read more about this here: (go about mid-way through the page) http://users.sisqtel.net/armstrng/agenda21.htm
President Obama has recently accelerated Administration implementation through his American Great Outdoors Initiative: Recommendation 8.3: Manage federal lands and waters to create and protect critical wildlife corridors and maintain landscape connectivity in collaboration with other public and private stakeholders. Recommendation 8.4: Engage the public to identify and recommend potential sites on existing federal lands for protection under the 1906 Antiquities Act. Increasing budgets for private land acquisition: BLM -$22,000,000; USFWS- $55,000,000; National Park Service - $95,000,000; Forest Service - $33,000,000 and Land and Water Conservation Fund - $900 million.
Obama also issued E.O. 13563 "Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review; http://www.fws.gov/endangered/improving_ESA/eo13563_01182011.pdf Departments such as the Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, EPA and Bureau of Land Management are changing the entire law by by-passing Congress and writing UN implementing provisions into their rulemaking. DOI Secretary Salazar has directed an internal assessment of new "wild lands" to be set aside from use bypassing Congress' authority to declare Wilderness.
Another vehicle of implemetation has been the varies treaties on climate change. The State of California is rapidly implementing that and the biodiversity agenda. A gap analysis has been done. The CA Dept of Fish and Game and Dept. of Transportation have their California Essential Habitat Connectivity Project: A Strategy for Conserving a Connected California. The CA Legacy program has targeted private land for "protection" and acquisition through purchase or conservation easements. The California Air Resources Board has established its sustainable communities program. and AB 32 http://ab32.org/ includes a California Strategic Growth Council and the new CA Health in All Policies Task Force which folds environmentalism into health priorities.
Last but not least is Exec. Order S-04-10; "Vision California" - Report Charting our Future (New Land Use Policy.)Our frog has been thoroughly cooked.
It is way past time we ended this farce that calls itself the United Nations.
How will we survive without an agreement on a framework? Couldn’t they at least have forwarded a motion for the creation of an ad hoc subcommittee to suggest a provisional agreement on a framework?
equity, not only within our societies but globally, will need to become more fully integrated into our institutions and our policies”
That’s funny. Just a few decades ago, third world governments were striving to be more like Western countries. Now, Western governments want us to be like sub-Saharan Africa.
There’s only one definition of “equity” when forced by a one-world agenda...it would mean everyone equally impoverished, except for the few who would be dictating our lives to us.
What will the masses eat? Soylent Green is.....people!
I guess they couldn’t sustain the talks.
they ate fancy dinners,
they ate nice lunches,
they ate continental breakfasts,
they stayed at four star hotels,
they rode in limos,
their secretaries took notes,
they wrote memos, they
were busy all the time,
but they didn’t come to a conclusion
so as a consequence
they’ll have to MEET AGAIN.
Funny how that works.
and me and you paid for those breakfasts, lunches, dinners, hotels, limos, etc.
So that ‘they’ could conclude that they need to do it all again!
Folks, over on USA jobs RIGHT NOW, the jobs are advertised for the directors/deputy directors..........
Along with commoditites auditors, etc., for when carbon is traded, I suppose.
We’re talking $200K type jobs.
“The Office of Research and Development (ORD) functions as the principal scientific component of the U.S*. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is responsible for an Agency-wide program for assessing the known effects of environmental pollutants in varying exposure situations in health and ecological systems, and conducting an integrated research and development program for the Agency. The staff of the Immediate Office of the Assistant Administrator (IOAA) for Research and Development provides direct support to the Assistant Administrator (AA) and Deputy Administrators (DAA). This includes conducting comprehensive program, staff, and technical analyses of science policy issues and problems as well as providing general advice and guidance covering all aspects of ORD activities. ORD has established senior-level National Program Director (NPD) positions for four of its research programs that support EPA’s strategic goals. The NPD is responsible for providing high-level scientific leadership, overall coordination, and management of the program. The NPD also has the option to conduct âstate-of-the-artâ research in support of the research program. The Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (SSWR) research program seeks safe, resilient and sustainable solutions to the increasingly complex water challenges facing the nation’s regions, states, tribes, cities, and rural areas. The new SSWR program will combine the existing EPA Drinking Water and Water Quality research programs into a single integrating program that takes a systems approach to protecting human health and protecting and restoring watersheds and the ecosystems they provide.
Leads a coordinated SSWR research program and ensures that ORD’s products and services in this area effectively serve the needs of EPA’s programmatic, regional and external stakeholders over the short, medium, and long term. The research program for SSWR focuses on research that guides national implementation or regulatory and non-regulatory efforts by providing information on new approaches for evaluating groups of contaminants for the protection of human health and the environment; developing innovative tools, technologies, and strategies for managing water resources; and supporting a systems approach for protecting and restoring aquatic systems.”
From USA Jobs listing. Verbatim
“Theres only one definition of equity when forced by a one-world agenda...it would mean everyone equally impoverished, except for the few who would be dictating our lives to us.”
It doesn’t get any clearer than that statement.
Sustainable development means crippling the US economy with environmental terrorism while sending our wealth overseas. Simple.
Poverty is the only really sustainable development.