CARBON TRADING KILLS – but fake science and junk-bond trading continues.
The reported killing of 23 Honduran farmers in a dispute with the owners of UN-accredited palm oil plantations in Honduras is forcing the EU Clean Development Mechanism executive board to reconsider its stakeholder consultation processes.
Among all the noisy “rights” listed by the report of the International Fact Finding Mission, from:
- 3.1. THE RIGHT TO LIFE,
- 3.2. THE RIGHT TO PHYSICAL, PSYCHIC AND MORAL INTEGRITY,
- 3.3. THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT AND PERSONAL SECURITY,
- 3.4. THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM,
- 3.5. THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION,
- 3.6. THE RIGHT TO FOOD AND HOUSING,
- 3.7. THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION,
- 3.8. THE RIGHT TO HEALTH,
- 3.9. THE RIGHT TO EQUALITY AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE,
The Right to the ONE thing that can insure the first (3.1 LIFE) and ensure the rest – the right to Bear Arms – is not a right at all…as THEY insist on the right to foist the Junk Science ponzi scheme of of “Carbon Rrading” upon the client-citizens of the EU…
In July, a report by an International Fact Finding Mission was presented to the European Parliament’s Human Rights Sub-committee, alleging that 23 peasants, one journalist and his partner, had all been murdered in the Bajo Aguán region, between January 2010 and March 2011. The deaths were facilitated by the “direct involvement of private security guards from some of the local companies who are complicit with police and military officials,” the report said. In some cases it cited “feigned accidents” in which peasants were run over by security guards working for two named palm oil businessmen. In other cases, the farmers were simply shot, or “disappeared”.
Maybe something will happen to the “Science” behind Carbon-Trading, most likely not – but damp and emotional Europeen boo-hooing and hand-wringing is in evidence.
“As a big buyer [of carbon credits], as an EU, we can say that these kind of human rights allegations are so fundamental that we will not allow them to be bought,” the Green MEP Bas Eickhout told EurActiv.
Not too surprisingly there were no exclamation points in the previous sentence, as evidenced by the following weasel-words that compose an entirely bureaucratic sentence…:
Martin Hession said that he felt “extreme sympathy” for Eickhout’s suggestion but was concerned that the EU might not have optimal resources to effectively investigate rights violations.
Didn’t Belgium, whence the EU operates, show a similar disregard for Houmann Riightxs when it ran the Belgian Congo, and under who’s predatorship that locals were routinely relieved of their limbs?
An official with the European Commission’s directorate-general for Energy told EurActiv that including human rights in the criteria for assessing CDM projects would be “very difficult”. “You can say that ‘human rights’ means the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and check every project for compliance, but I think that takes us very far and the practicalities of it would be very difficult,” he said.
Yes, very difficult – however there’s one way to make it easier – let them have the RIGHT of Self Defense and the weapomns to procure, insure, AND ensure that it is a SUSTAINABLE right…
Instead the “right” to rip-off gullible and uninformed taxpayers with a Government-Operated fake-science ponzi scheme of “carbon trading” will continue:
For now, business continues as usual in Aguán and the world’s carbon markets, despite the “systemic and grave human rights violations” noted by the International Fact Finding Mission.
To paraphrase Shakespeare, First, kill all the Bureaucrats…