A cartel of globalist “development” banks has produced a report “on the need for economic collaboration to help nations adapt and avert the impact of climate change,” UPI reported on Friday.
The report was prepared by the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank Group and appears ahead of a United Nations climate summit in New York next week.
So-called development banks get money from playing the financial markets and from “subscriber” nations, in other words from taxpayers in “rich” or “developed” countries.
The plan “requires mobilizing a wide range of financial resources, public and private, bilateral and multilateral, including alternative sources,” the report said.
The report calls for Agenda-21 style “sustainable development” policies to combat disputed anthropogenic climate change, including “dense cities.” Carbonists argue “dense cities designed for efficiency offer one of the most promising paths to sustainability.”
Other “promising paths” include control of water allocation and distribution, outlawing private transportation in favor of “eco-conscious transportation modes,” and restricting individual use of nature to protect “biodiversity.”
In short, “smart growth” and “biodiversity” are about eliminating private property and the rights of the individual. “Sustainability” is about sustaining the global elite and creating an authoritarian globalist apparatchik to control the lives of billions of people.
Under Agenda 21 people “would be herded into ‘Smart Growth’ zones or ‘human settlements,’ where they would be confined to high-rise buildings. Individual rights, including private property rights, would be stripped away. Agenda 21/Sustainable Development documents call for reduction of the human population from the present 6.6 billion down to about 1 billion people, that is, by 85%,” writes Michael Shaw.
“Forget your dream of a two story home on your own piece of land. Instead the plan is to force us to settle for a nightmare. Conjure up an image of China,” writes Nancy Thorner, “specifically a city like Beijing with few private homes and massive apartment buildings. A place where people will likely live in zones connected by congested freeways, and all controlled by an untouchable government.”
Predatory Financial Class the Problem, Not Climate
Brazil’s Curitiba and Colombia’s Bogota are held up as admirable examples in the report.
“Far from an idyllic utopia, Curitiba faces the same problems that metropolises around the world do, including overcrowding, poverty, pollution and limited public funding,” writes Tim Gnatek. The city, however, has instituted an Agenda 21-styled “master plan” to “clean up the environment and also address poverty.”
Colombia has some of the worst poverty statistics in Latin America and one of the most stratified social systems in the world. More than a third of the country’s population lives below the poverty line, which is a dollar per day.
More than alleged climate change, Colombia is a victim of the financial class represented by the World Bank and its development banks.
“As a result of World Bank and IMF-sponsored policies, per-capita income in Colombia has plunged from $2,716 in 1997 to a current level of $1,890. Between 1997 and 2000, the percentage of Colombians living in poverty rose from 50.3% to 60.0%,” notes Tony Avirgan.
The World Bank thrives on economic predation. Climate change is merely the latest scheme designed to implement world government as the global elite abandon the Bretton Woods system and seek a more effective way to rule and control the world’s population and resources.