Take away the IPCC’s cash source, problem solved

To Kill IPCC, Cut the Cash

Source:  SPPI

by Dennis Ambler

UN climate chief promotes carbon trading in Africa

I would suggest that many people think that the UN policies on “global warming/climate change/wealth re-distribution, emissions trading, etc” emerge only from the annual Conferences of the Parties, (COPS), such as Copenhagen and Cancun, but I would guess that not many are aware of the regular policy forums and meetings which occur almost on a monthly basis, driving forward the climate agenda, regardless of the serious and frequent blows dealt to the purported science behind that agenda.

If you thought the nonsense was all over, forget it. Take a look at the UNFCCC website where they are already in preparation for the COP 17 event in Durban, South Africa, from November 28th 2011 to December 9th 2011. Read the press release from the UN Climate Change Conference held last month in Bonn:

“A central political question that has crystallized during this session is how further emission reduction commitments by developed countries can be taken forward in the broader context of the emerging climate change regime, said United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres.

Referring to the link between negotiations on mitigation under the UN Climate Change Convention and mitigation under the Kyoto Protocol, she said: “Governments are realising that this link needs to be dealt with to get to a global solution and that will require high-level leadership during the year.” (That means our governments selling us out behind our backs)

Ms. Figueres said that the Kyoto Protocol remained critically important because it contained key rules to quantify and monitor efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and important market-based mechanisms that enable cost-effective mitigation.”

UN Carbon trader promotes Carbon trading

We also have this press release  just four days ago, based on a statement by the Executive Secretary,

“I am honoured to be in Marrakech – 10 years after the Marrakech Accords were adopted. It is a noteworthy anniversary – an anniversary of the underpinnings that inaugurated the first phase of the climate regime and made the carbon markets work for many areas of the world, but frankly not for Africa.

Now we stand on the brink of entering into a second phase of the climate regime, one that needs to bring three critical elements:

• Deeper global emission reductions
• Increased support for developing country adaptation and mitigation (that means $100billion dollars a year from the industrialised nations, see SPPI paper, High Level Climate Finance)

• And more market activity in Africa

Ernst & Young recently released a report entitled “It’s time for Africa.” The report noted that Africa is becoming increasingly attractive as international investors seek new opportunities for growth. Foreign Direct Investment has increased by 87 percent since 2003. Moreover, the leading global companies surveyed for the report all stated that they believe Africa’s attractiveness for investors would further increase over the next three years. And in investor circles, Africa is being called “the world’s best-kept secret” and “the next big thing.”

These are important developments for investors, and obviously, they are critically important for you. These developments will assist you to connect all the relevant dots to make the carbon market work for Africa.”

Ms. Figueres knows all about emissions trading and has a long history in the development of the UN Clean Development Mechanism and extensive previous commercial links with carbon trading. An anthropologist by training, she aquired her knowledge of climate from Al Gore, noting on her web site c.v. that she has been ‘Trained and authorized by Al Gore to deliver his presentation “The Inconvenient Truth.”’

For more detail on Ms Figueres and other prominent AGW promoters cashing in on emissions trading, check out this SPPI blog from 31 October 2010 – “A Nest Of Carbon Vipers”

The Enforcers

To see the extent of the bureaucracy and reach of the UNFCCC climate change “regime” take a look at the proceedings of the 13th Meeting of the Enforcement Branch (of the Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol), where Romania was in the dock for not having complied with reporting regulations under the Kyoto Protocol.

Every party to the Framework Convention on Climate Change has to produce National Reports, with “information on emissions and removals of greenhouse gases and the activities undertaken to implement the Convention. National communications usually contain information on national circumstances, vulnerability assessment, financial resources and transfer of technology, and education, training and public awareness

“Each national communication of an Annex I Party is subject to an “in-depth” review conducted by an international team of experts and coordinated by the secretariat. National communications from non-Annex I Parties are not subject to such a review, but they are considered by the expert group set up by the Subsidiary Body on Implementation to deal with issues relating to these communications.”

Cut off the cash

If they don’t get a successor to Kyoto, a lot of people would be out of a job, so they will cobble something together in Durban and it will be described as a successful framework on which future developments can be built. The only way this monster will ever be stopped is if governments stop feeding it with our money.

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32 thoughts on “Take away the IPCC’s cash source, problem solved

  1. In other words, the Big Money boys want to impose their “market” solutions onto Africa and rip them off, too.

    Africa is doomed.

  2. “The only way this monster will ever be stopped is if governments stop feeding it with our money.”

    I would like to see an analysis of who and how much about money and the IPCC. Monckton some time ago intimated it is largely funded by the Brit Government, but I could be wrong.

    Also, how much money does the UN make on its CDM (Clean Develpment Mechanism)?

  3. The problem is not the IPCC, it’s the UN itself. It wants to be a world governing body. The UN needs to be cut off.

  4. Same thing goes for the government funding of climate studies and research. Stop any and all expenditures on this nonsense and it will die quickly.

  5. I watched some reality TV the other night. In it some amateur cooks were preparing food for a UN reception. There was a mix of people, a mix of nationalities and they were having a grand old time sipping champagne and eating canapes.

    The whole time I was thinking ‘who are you people’ and ‘why are you spending our tax money on cocktail parties in New York?’ It seemed to me like a very closed shop – of the sort you see where a protected industry has a lot of people living high on the hog, and you can only get in through contacts. Even as a citizen I doubt I could have walked in and helped myself to some goodies.

    I realize diplomacy costs money but there is a massive group of people who literally mooch off mug taxpayers the world over, and walk around with furrowed brows trying to solve the worlds problems (quite unsuccessfully, it would seem). Yet they are not directly elected, we have no way of controlling how much money they get, and they seem answerable to no-one, not even the elected leaders of countries.

    The UN is a grand gesture and a worthwhile forum, but it’s all these little subcommittees running around doing busywork that doesn’t appear to be reportable, accountable or even visible that worry me the most. How can we tell if these places are value for money when we don’t know what goes in or comes out?

  6. And yet, even if the entire globe adopted these measures today, it would not effect our climate at all for as long as a thousand years, if ever.

    IPCC, it’s time you stop hiding behind ‘climate’, and just make it official in your next report. AR5 should state from paragraph one that this is about reordering the globe, and not climate.

  7. Some phoney CO2 pricing scheme in the west is inconvenient and economically restrictive. Implement one in Africa however, and the UN has blood on its hands.

  8. “Each national communication of an Annex I Party is subject to an “in-depth” review”

    For one more year, then Kyoto is done. I hope.

  9. For this and many other reasons the US should withdraw from the UN. For some bizarre reason we never will.

  10. How many years have many people in the U.S. been calling for “Get us out of the UN?” Well, I believe without the support of the U.S, the UN would dissolve. I now believe that time is near. We need a place for nations to meet and discuss worldly things- but the UN has gone too far beyound that. They are becoming less effective or more irrevelent than the League of Nations.
    This climate thing has got completly out of control.

  11. The dsperation. Arises from the current cooling. They want to make this a result of their timely policies.

  12. @ Sean says:
    July 12, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    The problem is not the IPCC, it’s the UN itself. It wants to be a world governing body. The UN needs to be cut off.

    Exactly. I would suggest an inch or 2 below the chin. The trouble is that not enough people have been sufficiently “inconvenienced” to actually do anything beyond writing letters to the editor of various rags, or bitching about them on internet forums. Too many have been convinced that violence is not acceptable. Which suits dictators and wanna-be tyrants just dandy. History shows that people like those who populate the UN only surrender their objectives at the point of a sword. They are willing to send their dupes and true believers to die for their goals, and if the people they would subjugate thru force or trickery are not equally committed then the tyrants win by default.

  13. So the Agenda casts its eye on Africa. No doubt they want thier resources, and for the Africans to remain poor. Asia, for the most part, has soundly rejected them. No wonder China has the inside track on doing business in Africa.
    So, I say the the IPCC and the UN are acting in a manner that is polarizing to the world.
    What they won’t do to save the Planet from freedom.

  14. UN = Useless Nutjobs. A convient dumping ground for embarassing relatives of those in power and squat the tax payer can do about it. Canada can be a world leader by cutting all donations to Lester B Pearsons mistake.

  15. Loaded lasers locked, yes, yet I may not devise in ANONYMOUS disguise my secret weapon, yet.
    I was born in St. Paul, the armpit of the creepy Midwest.

    Yes.

    That’s the everything answer I finally announce.
    The answer is yes.
    And Vickson and Prancer.

    They say that money don’t buy you happiness.
    But it will pay for the search.
    But what you ultimately find out is that.
    Ain’t none of us really free.

    My secret weapon is you.

    “There is not nothing.” – Dante

  16. [Increased support for developing country adaptation and mitigation (that means $100billion dollars a year from the industrialized nations…]

    Increased support for developing country adaptation and mitigation (that means $100billion dollars a year from the de-industrializing nations…

    There that’s better.

    P.S.
    “Kyoto is essentially a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations.”
    “As economic policy, the Kyoto Accord is a disaster. As environmental policy it is a fraud”

    Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada.
    Leader of a recently elected Conservative Majority government in Canada.

    To those of you in the un-developing/de-industrializing world (UK, Aus, NZ, USA, etc), keep banging the rocks together.

  17. “The only way this monster will ever be stopped is if governments stop feeding it with our money.”
    While I agree with you statement, we (the US of A) cannot cut off the funding until we have the political will and sufficient majorities in the House and Senate to effect and enforce such a budget cut on the UN. The earliest that can realistically happen is in Nov 2012. I will recommend to my US Representative that these cuts be included in the current efforts to cut $3 Trillion in federal deficit spending and balance our federal budgets though.

    “Ms. Figueres …..has been ‘Trained and authorized by Al Gore to deliver his presentation “The Inconvenient Truth.”
    Uh-huh…. and release his sacral chakra, dontcha know…

    When asked to briefly describe ‘The Incontinent Truth’,
    Ms. Figueres replied discretely “Depends.. Al sometimes has trouble with blabber control…”
    };>)

  18. “jack morrow says:
    July 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    How many years have many people in the U.S. been calling for “Get us out of the UN?” Well, I believe without the support of the U.S, the UN would dissolve. I now believe that time is near

    Yep. Not just the U.S. There’s quite a number of us in other countries with the same sentiment.

    I’ve been saying this for sometime. Until I get a say in the electing of my countries representative to the UN. The UN can go to hell as a downright sycophantic dictatorship and their policies soo quickly enacted by our UN toading Govts!

  19. It’s interesting, having worked in both the public and private sector, I’ve noticed a recurring theme that seems to be completley ignored at the UN.

    If you work for a division or group that consistently produces faulty results, or bad figures, ( or even outright lies,) you suddenly find your group getting a lot less attention. You are defunded, or even dissolved until you can prove your work or results are accurate and are worth the money the company or public service put into funding you. You also lose credibility as someone who can be trusted to do an accurate and effective job.

    The UN has been proven inaccurate or outright wrong on many occasions, yet still gets funding. Better yet, demands more funding.

    I think I’m on to something here…

  20. Felton , not usual the UN’s level of incompetence has been off the scale in many areas for years now , the IPCC is just one aspect of this. If you want a real laugh look at who actual sits on it Human Rights commission , some of the worst human right abuses going .

  21. @ Sean says (July 12, 2011 at 5:31 pm):
    “The problem is not the IPCC, it’s the UN itself. It wants to be a world governing body. The UN needs to be cut off.”

    Precisely so, and with it most, if not all, the rest of the intergovernmental power structure – the EU, NATO, pick any of a million acronyms. These people as a (very small) group have arrogated terrifying power unto themselves, but it is not backed by the authority which only the general agreement of an informed public can confer. They represent no-one.

    The only important question is – how do we change anything at all? Answers urgently required.

  22. @Merian & Jack
    Jack Morrow says:

    How many years have many people in the U.S. been calling for “Get us out of the UN?” Well, I believe without the support of the U.S, the UN would dissolve. I now believe that time is near. We need a place for nations to meet and discuss worldly things- but the UN has gone too far beyound that. They are becoming less effective or more irrevelent than the League of Nations.
    This climate thing has got completly out of control.

    It’s not the U.N. It’s not the IPCC. I am a ‘neutral’ Swiss. But if I were a U.S. citizen, I would vote for RON PAUL for President. IMO, anybody less radical will help to give away power to the “international community”, alias New World Order. Please take care of your beautiful, free country.

  23. Thank goodness the US has cut off its cash to the IPCC…thanks to the Republicans as part of the budget cuts forced on Obama.

  24. The US has a tremendous budget problem. Obama is talking about defaulting on bonds. A default on US bonds is not allowed by the Constitution and would be an impeachable offense. If Obama is not able to negotiate a debt ceiling increase, the Obama Administration effectively goes into default. Congress holds the pursestrings and must abide by Constitutional priorities. Debt must be paid first. A huge cut in federal employees is the only option. I suggest defunding ObamaCare, completely cutting Departments of Education, Labor, Transportation completely with drastic cuts to other depts.

  25. Should the attempt to withdraw from, or reduce funding for, the UN fail; though I can’t imagine why. It might also be prudent to take the matter of “Climate Change” to the Supremes claiming that it is an establishment of Religion. Well it is! ;-)

  26. The funny thing the idiots who keep referring to the need for emission reduction commitments by developed (read healthy and wealthy) countries is that they cannot see that ENERGY is at the heart of the success of every modern developed nation state and that reducing energy will impoverish us all.

    I’m not saying we don’t have problems – we do – but fighting a mythical opponent is simply stupid.

  27. KnR – if you think the Human Rights ferrago is funny, check out who is supposed to be next chairman of the Non-proliferation bunch. Canada, for one, has pulled out for the duration.

  28. The way to get rid of this monster is to elect a conservtive President and a 60 or more majority of Senate and to keep the TEA party majority in the House thus de-fund the UN totally, no more token money for the UN. They can move their Socialist azzes somewhere else.

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