Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

Dodging another UN bullet

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Source:  SPPI

‘The Future We Want’ offered sustained power and money grabs in name of sustainability

by Paul Driessen and Duggan Flanakin

The Future We Want outlined a “common vision” for planetary “sustainable development,” as proclaimed by the “Organizing Partners of the Major Group of NGOs,” to guide the taxpayer-funded Rio+20 summit that ended last week in disarray and acrimony.

The activist organizations that cobbled the document together filled it with hundreds of platitudes and pseudo-solutions to global warming cataclysms, newly reconstituted as threats to resource depletion and biodiversity – and presented as standards and mandates for countries, communities and corporations.

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EPA Shifting Its Emphasis to ‘Sustainability’

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

By Susan Jones

(CNSNews.com) – The Environmental Protection Agency, marking its 40th anniversary this week, announced that ”sustainability concepts” will govern its programs from now on.

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson said her agency has commissioned a “groundbreaking” National Research Council study that will help the agency “incorporate sustainability into the way the agency approaches environmental protection.”

The announcement signifies an important step toward building a society that can meet its needs while preserving the ability of future generations to meet their needs, the EPA said in a Nov. 30 news release.

Historically, environmental programs have focused on reducing air pollution and water pollution and identifying and monitoring chemical and environmental risks to human health and the environment. But, the EPA explained, today’s challenges involve the sustainable use of energy, water, materials and land – “and require solutions that stress the linkages between energy use, water use, environmental protection, human health, quality of life, and the global economy.” (more…)