ICLEI: Linking Local Governments to the UN Agenda
by Cathie Adams
|Further Reading: United Nations / Global Warming|
|December 8, 2011|
National governments will probably not adopt a new United Nations legally binding greenhouse gas emissions treaty in Durban, South Africa, but that does not protect Americans from the UN's tentacles. The globocrats are employing its non-governmental organizations to entice local and regional governments to allow global bureaucrats to measure, report and verify their municipalities' greenhouse gas emissions.
Its first annual report, entitled "carbonn Cities Climate Registry," aims to influence nations to agree to the same measurable, reportable and verifiable climate commitments made by local governments. Co-authors of the report, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change, bragged that it is "turning the 'talk' of climate challenge into the 'walk' of climate action."
The NGOs believe they have developed a model to measure, report and verify carbon reductions boasting voluntary participation of cities in 19 countries representing 83 million inhabitants to create 90 GHG inventories with 107 commitments and 555 actions.
The Mayor of Durban presented a resolution to both the Climate Change meeting and to the World Mayors Council on Climate Change calling for ten principles, which should serve as warning signs of intrusive influence on our elected officials:
More than 600 American communities are members of ICLEI and have suffered its costly and intrusive agenda to spend millions of taxpayer dollars for walking and bicycling paths and for public transportation.
When local citizens call for these actions, then local control and self-government are in tact; but when ICLEI entices locally elected officials to embrace the UN's global agenda, then it is the responsibility of self-governed citizens to defend their right to elect public officials and hold them accountable to our form of government that originates with the governed, not with global busybodies.