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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Above the Law (Update)

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is essentially is intended to act as an international tax agency, wants diplomatic immunity. Fox News reports:
Despite its name, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or UNFCCC, legal experts ruled in 2006 that it was not to be part of the U.N. system of organizations that has enjoyed diplomatic and legal immunities since the end of World War II. Now, it is scrambling to figure out how to get them. A meeting of a UNFCCC subsidiary in Bonn last month agreed to forward a new draft treaty covering the issue to another meeting in November.

Internal UNFCCC documents, examined by Fox News, show that among other things, top officials hope to use those immunities to avoid challenges in the future based on such things as:

--possible conflicts of interest in their duties,

--breaches of confidentiality in their work,

--violations of the due process rights of those affected by UNFCCC actions,

--making decisions or actions that are beyond the legal mandate of the organization or its subsidiaries.

The Bonn-based UNFCCC is responsible, among other things, for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the cap and trade emissions system created by the Kyoto Protocol, which the U.S. has not ratified. In the wake of Rio + 20, UNFCCC also hopes to manage a mammoth Green Climate Fund, intended to help mobilize as much as $100 billion a year for projects to lower global greenhouse gases.
If they are not doing anything fraudulent, why do they need immunity?

What I find interesting is that the conflicts of interest and breach of confidentiality issues seem to indicate that they want to be able to engage in self-dealing and insider trading type activities with impunity. Of course, this would be par the course with other U.N. programs, such as the Oil for Food program with Iraq in the 1990s. This is just another point to underscore that these international treaties on global warming and climate are just a scam.

Update: China refuses to play along with the scam, at least as to emissions from aircraft.

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