UN Launches “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”

We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps needed to shift the world onto a resilient and sustainable path.”

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, September 27, 2015

With the bombast and hubris that have characterized its 70 years of existence, the United Nations recently embarked on what it says is a “collective journey” to “free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet.”

To accomplish all this, the UN has set 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” and no fewer than 169 targets – all of which are to be implemented by 2030. The grandiose scheme was adopted by the UN at its September 25-27 meeting in New York, attended by numerous heads of state, including President Obama. In keeping with previous UN declarations, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development contains the standard boiler-plate references to the importance of eradicating “gender inequality,” promoting “human rights of all,” favoring “strengthened global solidarity,” and the like.

While it’s tempting to dismiss such drivel as the inevitable product of a bloated, UN 2030 agenda for sustainable development goalswasteful, out-of-touch, but ultimately powerless, bureaucracy, the UN’s latest sustainable development agenda warrants serious attention. The UN doesn’t operate in a vacuum; it has ties to a vast network of global organizations – both governmental and nongovernmental – all of which espouse similar views and all of which work for the adoption of “transformative” policies.

Once this global network has declared an issue to be of paramount importance – climate change being the most prominent current example – it can team up with elements of the global business community, eager to take advantage of whatever regulations, subsidies, and other measures are adopted to promote the latest fad. The result is the rise of a formidable coalition of power-hungry regulatory bureaucrats and rent-seeking companies, working with, and often funding, friendly non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for the purpose of transforming the world to suit their interests.

The Agenda behind the Agenda

The 2030 Agenda provides a handy blueprint for the kind of global structure the UN and its allies want to erect. Focusing on what it says are the areas of critical importance over the next 15 years, the document cites what can be called the UN’s “Five Ps”: people, planet, peace, prosperity, and partnership. A closer look at what it says under “planet,” shows that behind 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development there really is an agenda. Thus, we are told:

We are determined to protect the planet from degradation, including through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing its natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change, so it can support the needs of the present and future generations.”

The call for “urgent action on climate change” was clearly timed to coincide with the run-up to the UN-sponsored Conference of the Parties (COP) 21 global warming conference in Paris (Nov. 30 – Dec. 11, 2015). By stressing the urgency of collective action on climate change, the UN document seeks to pave the way for an agreement on further reduction of greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions from fossil fuels. It is a political agenda cloaked in the mantle of protecting the planet from environmental degradation.

This section of the agenda fits neatly into other UN-sponsored activities that are afoot. In October, a few weeks after the release of 2030 Agenda, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) — part of the World Health Organization (WHO), an arm of the UN – released a report concluding that red meat, like beef and pork, is “probably carcinogenic” to humans, and that processed meat, like bacon and sausage, pose an even greater cancer risk.

“A Shift Away from High GHG-Foods

Also in advance of the Paris climate conference, WHO released a report tying “carbon pollution” and global health risks. As noted by Julie Kelly and Jeff Stier in the Wall Street Journal (Nov. 10), the report’s section on agriculture directs consumers away from foods whose production emits high levels of greenhouse gases. “A key action with large potential climate and health benefits is to facilitate a shift away from high-GHG foods – many of which are of animal origin – and towards healthy, low-GHG (often plant-based) alternatives,” the WHO report says.

Data supporting the link between consumption of red meat and cancer are, as Kelly and Stier point out, “flimsy at best,” with the IRAC admitting that “there is limited evidence for the carcinogenicity of the consumption of red meat” and “no clear association was seen in the high-quality studies.” Nevertheless, IRAC made a big splash in the media with its announcement about red meat and cancer and its equally weak conclusions about processed meat and cancer.

Together with WHO’s call for a shift away from “high-GHG foods,” the picture becomes clear: Ranches and farms that raise cattle, pigs, sheep, etc. are now seen as posing a threat to the climate and public health. Like fossil fuels, they, too, must be demonized and targeted for the damage they are doing to the planet.

This is what the UN’s 2030 Agenda is all about. It lays out goals and targets on agriculture, natural resources, the climate, eradication of poverty, etc., urging that all these issues be dealt with in a “sustainable” fashion. Yet nowhere in the document is the term sustainable ever defined; just as we are never told in what way the climate is changing, much less presented with evidence showing why it is changing. Instead, we are urged to take “action,” the sooner the better.

The UN has been peddling sustainable development since its landmark conference in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Don’t buy any of it. It’s a scam that, by denying the world’s poorest people access to affordable energy and other natural resources as well as the tools of modern agriculture, will perpetuate global poverty and empower unelected bureaucrats and their cronies.

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About the Author: Bonner Cohen, Ph. D.

Bonner Cohen, Ph. D.

Bonner R. Cohen, Ph. D., is a senior policy analyst with CFACT.

  • Agenda 21 Explained for Dummies

    Agenda 21 explained very well. Including implications it will have on humanity. Opinions within the video come in some cases from those that were in on the negotiations. Truly an interesting watch.

    https://youtu.be/AZzSEOgbAaA

    • Dano2

      Only dummies fall for that, is that what you are arguing? Well done.

      Best,

      D

      • Only trolls leave comments like you Dano2

        Homo pseudorealitus

        49522 comments • 44630 votes

        • Dano2

          Don;t have a little sads because people laughed at your KINSPEERCY.

          Best,

          D

    • Concerned

      It appears that Agenda 21 is a disaster for the world and will foster more wars, dictatorships, and total control and rule by the “elite” who know what is best for me. Does this sound similar to Marxism, communism, socialism, and fascism?

      • senior74

        After much studying, I believe this agenda is to make America part of a Communist one world government! I also found a UN document UNODA or un office of disarmament affairs. Jest of it is the trouble they will have confiscating weapons from Americans but they must to finish implementing UN Sustainable Development Agenda 21. Mentioned maybe they should have a buy back (that was done in Australia.) What concerns me is when that first crap was signed on to, it was by the elder Bush & since then all presidents have pushed it. Only one politician talking about it was Cruz when he was running for senate. NO one reports on this subject!

  • Brin Jenkins

    Crisis and solution method. First create a crisis, to which you already have a solution. When the population is activated and demands action by Government , you may bring in the measures you already had planned. Works every time and so many still fall for it.

    • benevolent_dictator

      The Cloward- Piven strategy; the judo of politics.

    • Bluebirdblue

      That’s what the invasion of Syrians is about: to create chaos, then the government can send in UN armies to “protect us” when the real goal is to take control of everyone and everything.
      DO NOT FALL FOR IT.

  • One of the most telltale exposures of the anti-people, anti-freedom, anti-free enterprise and anti-Christian Agenda for Control of All, which additionally offers Mankind an alternate Salvation For All through the UN (once the UN’s comprehensive “Sustainable Development” Agenda has been successfully marketed on fearmongering & pantheistic religious zealotry, to governments world-wide) — was a documentary produced to promote the United Nations’ first Conference on the Human Environment, held in Stockholm in 1972 – “The Survival of Spaceship Earth”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-Em9A_Alck

    • Concerned

      All of these studies and research appear to be done by the “elite.” It appears that they believe the population should be controlled and managed by people who are smarter than all others — themselves. This appears to be exactly the plan of Agenda 21 and the tie to abortion.

  • reagangs

    Someone once said that: Politics is the art of 1) looking for troubles/problems; 2) finding them everywhere; 3) misdiagnosing the causes; 4) and applying the wrong remedies.

  • Dano2

    Are you distracting away from the fact that the process was co-opted by corporate interests and their profits won’t be harmed at all (therefore no “sustainable” development will happen)? I suspect you are, as you are employed by CFACT.

    Best,

    D

    • fedupMan

      If only all those climate dudes had not been CAUGHT lying thru their teeth for the govt honey pot of grant $. If only ONE of their formulas had worked. The hockey puck thingie was a lie. Even the polar bear pixs were lies and the dudes that released the pix admitted they were only doing what the people wanted. Even back in 1500/1600’s scientists of their days noticed sun spots had an effect on Europe’s weather cycle. Green energy, wind and solar is so expensive that senior brits have to choose between food or heat during winter. Check this url out:
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2050961/Thousands-dying-afford-heating-bills.html good link works today
      Oct20of11 Thousands dying because they can’t afford heating bills… and green taxes are adding to the burden – Cold houses also result in tens of thousands of cases of respiratory problems and sickness Profits of energy firms have risen to £125-a-year per customer Consumer group says Government is a long way from getting to grips with crisis that puts a strain on NHS during winter More than 2,700 people are DYING each year in England and Wales because they CANNOT afford to keep their homes WARM according to an official study.

      • Dano2

        You can’t show a single lie thru their teeth for the govt honey pot of grant $.

        Not one. You were duped (willingly?).

        Best,

        D

        • X30X

          ………. YOUR
          …AGENDA 21 GARBAGE IN
          ………. YOUR
          AGENDA 21 GARBAGE OUT

          So many pRogressive Fools; so little Time.

          • Dano2

            Ginder twinny-wuuuuuun aside,

            You also can’t show a single lie thru their teeth for the govt honey pot of grant $.

            Not one. You were duped (willingly?).

            Best,

            D

            • X30X

              ……..ANOTHER
              ……… WRONG
              ………ANSWER

              When they were giving-out Brains
              you thought they said Trains
              and decided to take the next one.

              So many pRogressive Fools; so little Time.

              • Dano2

                If the answer was wrong, you’d be providing evidence. Instead, here you are clowning with all caps.

                Best,

                D

                • X30X

                  YOUR willful ignorance is a popular pRogressive trait.

                  ……………………….. BYE TROLL.

                  • Dano2

                    Still no evidence.

                    Best,

                    D

                    • Brin Jenkins

                      Dano’s contributions over the last months bear out the troll accusation.

                      If this Troll had an understandable explanation it would have been produced by now, it has been requested many many times.!

                      Dano is marked as a failed Troll.

                    • Dano2

                      If this Troll had an understandable explanation it would have been produced by now

                      Already produced. That you can’t grasp it is in your court.

                      Best,

                      D

                • Brin Jenkins

                  Evidence request?

                  Yes please Dano that’s all we need an understandable explanation of how CO2 causes Global warming and how it works.

                  Unless this is produced how can draconian measures to reduce Carbon Dioxide be justified?

        • fedupMan

          Not a single so called prediction happened. First they said ice age coming, then global warming, them weather change. Well weather changes every minute of the day. Govt threw billions at dudes that lied who could NOT prove anything. Even the pix on polar bears going extinct was a lie, they even confessed they were only giving what ppl wanted. They were caught in lies in the e-mail scams where they admitted lies. The didn’t do that stuff for french fries that did it for the pot of gold $ govts all over the globe were throwing at university’s and so called scientists. Why should we believe anything from these liars? Now a nuke is a big problem especially b/c Iran will be getting some and they will use it. I hope I am wrong on the nuke.

          • Dano2

            Thanks for typing the standard rants, you can’t show a single lie thru their teeth for the govt honey pot of grant $.

            Not one. You were duped (willingly?).

            Best,

            D

  • SEGUE_C

    To mistake the UN as an “ultimately powerless bureaucracy” is a grave error. They are like a fungus with mycelium relentlessly penetrating into every pore of government bureaucracy.

    The UN follows its own dictum, “Think globally, act locally.” That means you will need to eradicate it in your local government by organizing to oppose regulations which sound like motherhood and apple pie but in reality become like a voluntary serfdom.

    While it’s tempting to dismiss such drivel as the inevitable product of a bloated, wasteful,
    out-of-touch, but – See more at:
    http://www.cfact.org/2015/11/12/un-launches-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development/#comment-2357984635
    While it’s tempting to dismiss such drivel as the inevitable product of a bloated, wasteful,
    out-of-touch, but – See more at:
    http://www.cfact.org/2015/11/12/un-launches-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development/#comment-2357984635

    • X30X

      BROUGHT to us by, in part, Comrade Maurice Strong.

      • Bluebirdblue

        … may he die in agony.

  • fedupMan

    Gee here I thought man has been eating red meat, sometimes RAW since the dawn of humankind. Hunting to survive saved humanity from extinction.

  • To increase the Agenda 21 Depopulation, even non-GMO foods are now being poisoned with glyphosate. Also, children are forced to get vaccines that now contain a sterilization agent as well as a much higher dose of aluminum.

    http://useugenics.FarTooMuch.Info

  • Bluebirdblue

    How about the UN goes and fucks itself? I didn’t vote for a single person in that corrupt organization and it therefore has absolutely NO jurisdiction over me.

  • Mervyn

    Welcome to an age of tyranny caused by the erosion of democracy and capitalism under the direction of a cabal of unelected United Nations officials who nobody even knows or heard of!

  • Josh b ny

    This is the beginning of a one world governance to destroy national soverignty, and enslave the masses. Next will come a world currency and a world religion, most likely earth worship or enviroenmentalism. Things are going to get very bad here. I could be wrong, it could potentially save the world but something tells me it’s about depopulation, considering overpopulation is a very realker thing. I’m going to get close to God and hope that if this is biblical end times, I know I’ll be okay. If not and it’s something good which I seriously doubt, I’ll just have to wait and see