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Agenda21 - U.N. Environmental Conference - 1992

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posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 01:46 PM
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My opinion, is that the content of this report, shows that the whole 'environmental' movement is nothing new. Perhaps there are some that already know it's nothing new.

I thought I would share this for those who think that global warming / climate change was the catalyst.

These are some principals I selected, and my questions regarding each one.


Principle 5 - From U.N's Agenda21

All States and all people shall cooperate in the essential task of
eradicating poverty as an indispensable requirement for sustainable
development, in order to decrease the disparities in standards of living and
better meet the needs of the majority of the people of the world.


Freedom of choice? What if I choose not to do squat for the environment? What will happen to me? (Besides having others lecture me on how evil/selfish I am).

Don't get me wrong. I love nature and animals and trees. But the fact that I'm being forced to cooperate, makes me resist.



Principle 7

States shall cooperate in a spirit of global partnership to conserve,
protect and restore the health and integrity of the Earth's ecosystem. In view of the different contributions to global environmental degradation, States have common but differentiated responsibilities. The developed countries acknowledge the responsibility that they bear in the international pursuit of sustainable development in view of the pressures their societies place on the global environment and of the technologies and financial resources they command.


If you can create these 'pressures' society will demand, then it doesn't matter what society really thinks.



Principle 8

To achieve sustainable development and a higher quality of life for all
people, States should reduce and eliminate unsustainable patterns of production and consumption and promote appropriate demographic policies


Demographic policies? Will that involve moving people out of areas designated as 'nature only'? And again, who decides these 'appropriate' policies? I have a gut feeling it's not the common folk.



Principle 10

Environmental issues are best handled with the participation of all
concerned citizens, at the relevant level...


What is the relevant level? Who decides it? In principle 2, it stated ALL states and all people, but I suppose only if their 'relevant' (rich?).



Principle 11

States shall enact effective environmental legislation. Environmental
standards, management objectives and priorities should reflect the
environmental and developmental context to which they apply. Standards applied by some countries may be inappropriate and of unwarranted economic and social cost to other countries, in particular developing countries.


And whomever controls the standards, controls how this will affect all peoples involved.



Principle 12

States should cooperate to promote a supportive and open international
economic system
that would lead to economic growth and sustainable development in all countries, to better address the problems of environmental degradation....


One world currency?



Principle 13

States shall develop national law regarding liability and compensation
for the victims of pollution and other environmental damage. States shall also
cooperate in an expeditious and more determined manner to develop further
international law regarding liability and compensation for adverse effects of
environmental damage caused by activities within their jurisdiction or control
to areas beyond their jurisdiction.


So these private companies who raped and pillaged the Earth until now, are going to make us pay for the damage they caused. Oh yeah, you'll break the law if you don't help out...



Principle 15

In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be
widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are
threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty
shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent
environmental degradation.


Does this mean that even if there isn't scientific certainty, then all is needed is suspicion of 'environmental threat'?



Principle 16

National authorities should endeavour to promote the internalization of
environmental costs
and the use of economic instruments, taking into account
the approach that the polluter should, in principle, bear the cost of
pollution
, with due regard to the public interest and without distorting
international trade and investment.


Push the costs to the entire world, then make the polluters (citizens) bear the cost. Yummy!



Principle 18

States shall immediately notify other States of any natural disasters or
other emergencies that are likely to produce sudden harmful effects on the
environment of those States. Every effort shall be made by the international
community to help States so afflicted.


What kind of other emergencies? Terrorism? Floods? Earthquake? I believe Canada and US signed a shared military pact back in Feb. to assist in such type of 'national emergencies'.



Principle 20

Women have a vital role in environmental management and development.
Their full participation is therefore essential to achieve sustainable
development.


Again... they stated ALL peoples... why now create a specific area that orders women to 'fully participate'? What IS full participation? How can you measure it?




posted on Mar, 27 2008 @ 01:46 PM
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Principle 21

The creativity, ideals and courage of the youth of the world should be
mobilized to forge a global partnership in order to achieve sustainable
development and ensure a better future for all.


Ah, at least they're not forgetting the children.



Principle 22

Indigenous people and their communities and other local communities have
a vital role in environmental management and development because of their
knowledge and traditional practices. States should recognize and duly support
their identity, culture and interests and enable their effective participation
in the achievement of sustainable development.


Indigenous people and their communities were the ones to PROTECT the environment before the white man showed up. They lived in harmony in nature and last time I checked, I didn't see any 'technology' that they used that pollutes or destroys the planet.




Principle 23

The environment and natural resources of people under oppression,
domination and occupation shall be protected.


Don't free the oppressed people, but do protect their forests?


Principle 24

Warfare is inherently destructive of sustainable development. States
shall therefore respect international law providing protection for the
environment in times of armed conflict and cooperate in its further
development, as necessary.



We'll move from the war on terrorism to the war on pollution.




Principle 25

Peace, development and environmental protection are interdependent and
indivisible.


so they just clumped peace, industy and 'environmental protection' into one category?




Principle 26

States shall resolve all their environmental disputes peacefully and by
appropriate means in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.


I wonder what 'peacefully' really means in this context...




Principle 27

States and people shall cooperate in good faith and in a spirit of
partnership in the fulfilment of the principles embodied in this Declaration
and in the further development of international law in the field of sustainable
development.


States and People huh? What about the ones who passed the laws and the ones who paid to fund those politicians to pass those laws? Instead of leading by example, they just expect everyone to follow, or get yelled at by their neighbour.



Report of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment

[edit on 27-3-2008 by quintar]



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