UN Attempting to Create a Legally Binding Climate Change Pact
The United Nations voted Thursday (ER: May 10th) to take a first step toward creating a legally binding agreement on climate change. The body voted 143-5, with 7 abstentions, to have Secretary General Antonio Guterres produce a report by the next General Assembly session in September, which identifies gaps in international environmental laws and related legal instruments to enforce such laws.
The resolution also mandates the creation of a working group that will look at options for addressing the gaps in international environmental law by 2019, with an eye toward holding a conference to “adopt an international instrument.” In other words, unlike the Paris Accord, the UN is looking to create a worldwide environmental agreement with teeth.
The United States was among the five no votes, along with Russia, Turkey, Syria, and the Philippines.
Pretty frightening words. But so far, the United States isn’t buying into the scare tactics. Ambassador Nikki Haley said in a statement, “When international bodies attempt to force America into vague environmental commitments, it’s a sure sign that American citizens and businesses will get stuck paying a large bill without getting large benefits…The proposed global compact is not in our interests, and we oppose it.”
Secretary General Guterres (see featured image) was also pushing hard for the new resolution. “It is about our duty of care to provide an environment that supports the health, well-being, dignity and prosperity of everyone on this planet,” Guterres said. “Let us support this worthy initiative.”
The catalyst for this attempt to create a new climate agreement with UN enforcement power is French President Emmanuel Macron. Macron has been at odds with the White House since President Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Accord last June. On April 25, Macron addressed a joint session of Congress.
“What is the meaning of our life, really, if we work and live, destroying the planet, while sacrificing the future of our children,” Macron told Congress. “By polluting the oceans, not mitigating CO2 emissions and destroying our biodiversity, we are killing our planet.”
Macron, who took office in May of 2017, is the youngest president in France’s history. His party, La Republique En Marche! is described as trans-partisan and looks to transcend the traditional left/right paradigm through a populist approach to governing.
Thus far, however, Macron is governing as just another globalist. He seems to be intent on getting the United States to heel on climate change. In his speech to Congress, he issued a not-so-subtle dig at President Trump’s campaign slogan. “We have to work together with business leaders and local communities…let us work together in order to make our planet great again.”
Macron went on to chide the president and opponents of the ineffective Paris Accord, hinting that we might have lost our way for a time, but will eventually realize the error of our ways. “And I am sure one day the United States will come back and join the Paris Agreement. And I am sure we can work together to fulfill with you the ambitions of the global compact on environment.”
Climate change has become the globalists’ rallying cry — their cause to unite around. A pact such as the one proposed by the UN is not really about the environment; it’s about control. The pact could have far reaching effects, as Climate Depot’s Marc Morano points out, stating: “The U.N. and France are pushing this new global pact on the environment, which will be binding to all nations that sign onto it. The new pact could become the E.U. on steroids, with all nations that sign onto it being forced to bow to new regulations emanating from U.N. bureaucrats.”
There are well meaning and sincere people who believe that climate change is a real threat. But this UN proposal isn’t about that. It’s about attacking national sovereignty — particularly the sovereignty of the United States. Because globalists don’t care about a hypothetical increase of global temperature at all. All they care about is control.
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