The United Nations is holding its' "Conference on Sustainable Development" in Rio de Janero, Brazil, over three separate sessions in June, to which organizers, led by UN Conference Secretary-General of Rio+20, Sha Zukang [who 'really doesn't like Americans'], expect 193 attendees from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other stakeholders, according to the Sarah de Sainte Croix March 20, 2012 article in The Rio Times.
The stated themes of this colossal conference, which is structured
around a 204-page report titled, "Working Towards a Balanced and
Inclusive Green Economy, A United Nations System-Wide Perspective," are
“the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty
eradication,” ... [by and through] ... "the institutional framework for
sustainable development,” according to George Russell's excellent and quoted-filled FOXNews article today.
More specifically, the debates will cover a ... 'breathtaking array
of carbon taxes, transfers of trillions of dollars from wealthy
countries to poor ones, and new spending programs to guarantee that
populations around the world are protected--from the effects of the very
programs the world organization wants to implement.
According to Russell, the Obama Administration officials have
supported this "agenda," which is designed to 'make dramatic and
enormously expensive changes in the way that the world does nearly
everything—or, as one of the documents puts it, "a fundamental shift in
the way we think and act."
According to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, proposals on how the “challenges can and must be addressed,” include:
--'More than $2.1 trillion a year in wealth transfers from rich
countries to poorer ones, in the name of fostering “green infrastructure
... climate adaptation ... other green economy” measures.'
--'New carbon taxes for industrialized countries [amounting
to] about $250 billion a year, or 0.6 percent of [US] GDP by 2020. Other
environmental taxes are mentioned, but not specified.'