By Susanne Posel | Occupy Corporatism
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claims that the UN Climate Change Conference is staling out as global rules and regulations on governing greenhouse gases are becoming a touchy subject with regard to instilling global carbon taxing on all developing nations.
The UN wants to have unilateral control over how countries integrate reduction of CO2 emissions in businesses, cities and all other areas where emissions are relevant.
Global economic conditions may fall under the reign of the UN with the inception of international mandates on carbon taxing. Economics have forced efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels in nations like Europe.
The ICC conducted a survey that expressed the dire conditions of the world’s economy and the inevitable global debt-crisis that is overcoming sovereign nations.
At the UNCCC, businesses are being given the appearance of strategizing with the UN committee on collective ideas to give the illusion of collaboration. However, the UNCCC retains full control over the topic of discussion and the proposed remedies.
Alarmists are holding fast to the claim that the planet’s temperature will have increased 5 degrees Celcius which will result in population and societal collapse.
In concert, the global carbon emissions levels are allegedly rising exponentially. This assertion is coming for the Global Carbon Project (GCP).
The GCP believes that as the world becomes “carbon neutral”, the impact of CO2 emissions will offset the damage caused and balance out in the end.
According to their report entitled “Carbon Reductions and Offsets” governments, corporations and individuals can “participate in this voluntary market” and adhere to their recommendations for legally binding policies.
Profit driven business with regard to climate change demands” reductions [that are] outpacing the wider introduction of low-carbon technologies in transport, energy production and manufacturing.” Carbon offsets can provide this by being purchased ahead of projected measures to discover future innovations for eliminating carbon emissions.
The GCP recommends:
- Purchasing carbon credits to offset transportation, heating and cooling
- Develop a culture of responsibility for carbon emissions
- Imbue into the social meme the philosophy of being “carbon neutral”
- Set limits on corporate operations under guidelines of CO2 emissions
- Focus on reducing all humans carbon footprints
- Purchasing 100% renewable energy
- Invest in carbon credits
- Focus on reforestation and allocate separate land for those projects
- Becoming a global “zero net carbon emissions” society
The European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) is the biggest scheme for carbon credits across the world. It originated in 2005 to become a focal point for the European Union’s claims to reduce CO2 emissions because they are responsible for an estimated 40% of all emissions. The EU ETS governs matching buyers of carbon credits with sellers as any other financial instrument operates as well as oversees that relevant reductions are achieved.
Al Gore, co-founder of the Generation Investment Management LLP (GIM), a carbon selling corporation that assess a corporation’s value based on summations of long-term performance as determined by GIM, says that “integrating issues such as climate change into investment analysis is simply common sense.” There is an expectation that within the next 25 years “sustainable development will be a primary driver of industrial and economic change.”
Gore affirms that investing with GIM will maximize corporation’s “financial return by strategically managing their performance in this new economic, social, environmental and ethical context.”
Insurance corporations like PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in a recent report, are developing plans to sell to clients that are focusing on integrating climate change into their policies to assess enterprise risk. Last month PWC held a webcast conference wherein they elaborated on the “landscape of rapid change, extreme weather events, global operations, and resource scarcity. We will examine the business impacts of environmental and social risks, and share steps for thinking proactively with a broader view of risk.”
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is pushing for $100 billion per year from developed nations such as the US, Russia and China to pay for the fight against global Warming. Ban explains: “This is a matter of credibility for member states. This will be crucially important in facilitating the promotion of a legally-binding agreement by 2015.”
Ban threatens that our dependence on energy, food, water and modern conveniences will be destroyed unless the governments of the world contribute monetarily to sustainable development. Regional and national strategies must be adhered to in order for the world to work together to combat global warming.
Ban also asserted that extreme weather is the “new normal” and that human activity would continue to cause this threat. He stated: “The abnormal is the new normal from the United States to India, from Ukraine to Brazil, drought (has) decimated essential global crops”.
Action toward technological advancement is being facilitated by the Technology Mechanism wherein climate change is the focal point. Proposals for this agency of the UN can become quite profitable in the future as nations are expected to purchase UN approved technology for combating climate change.