Next year will be the 20th anniversary of UNCED (United Nations Conference on Environment and Development), the largest collection of environmental zealots ever assembled. For the celebration, the U.N. has again designated Rio de Janeiro to host the UNCSD (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development).
For the past few years, this Commission has been conducting regional meetings every few months in preparation for the 2012 blowout in Rio. This 20-year anniversary party is expected to produce an even larger crowd than the 1992 event, and many U.N. watchers believe that it will produce a new treaty.
This is not idle speculation. Folks who dare read the U.N. mumbo-jumbo illustrated by A/RES/64/236 from March 31, 2010, will quickly recognize the meaning of Article 20(b), which says: "The Conference will result in a focused political document."
Skeptics who refuse to believe that sustainable development has anything to do with the U.N. should examine RIO2012, one of many official U.N. websites that promote sustainable development.
The concept of sustainable development has permeated all the agencies of the federal government and is washing across the nation, infecting state and local governments.
Even a casual review of the U.N.'s sustainable development websites reveals that the scope of sustainable development embraces virtually every facet of life. For years now, the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development has been constructing a Ten-year Framework of Programs on Sustainable Consumption and Production. The goal of sustainable development is government control of both consumption and production, directed by the United Nations. Note how this goal corresponds with the U.N. Development Program's definition of global governance:
Not everyone has been caught up in the rush to sustainability. A few organizations have been warning of the dangers of sustainable development for years. Finally, people are beginning to listen. Carroll County, Md., has just closed its Sustainability Office and terminated its association with ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives). ICLEI is an international non-government organization, created by the U.N. It now has agreements with about 1,200 cities around the world to help implement sustainable development. About half of these cities are in the U.S.