Thursday, August 20, 2009

ZenTiger The United Nations turns the screws on NZ

New Zealand’s highly conditional emissions reduction target of 10-20 per cent has been strongly criticised by the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) , Dr Rajendra Pachauri.

Dr. Pachauri said a stronger commitment was required from New Zealand if the world was to have any chance of averting runaway climate change.

Pachuri announced this from India, one of the world's biggest polluters. India is conveniently exempt from Kyoto targets because it has the status of "developing nation".

The UN are firing a shot across the bows in public. What screws are they turning on NZ in private?

We make our crust by exporting food. We will end up bearing the taxes on the food other countries eat.

If the UN and the IPCC get their way, perhaps that will be the least of our problems.

4 comment(s):

PM of NZ said...

It will be her indoors miffed that she wasn't rated highly in the powerful women stakes applying the UN pressure.

KG said...

No problem--let's just sidestep the loathsome UN by inviting China and India to enter into a trade agreement which ignores the UN.
I'm no economist, but why not?

libertyscott said...

The UN has nothing to do with trade, the WTO is not a UN organisation. It hires good people who are very talented and work hard, quite a contrast to the UN.

ZenTiger said...

Who mentioned the WTO?

The UN has everything to do with trade, LS. Or should I say that they want to, and are heading that way. The IPCC is a sign of this, where they don't just report on the climate, they condemn countries for not implementing their perceived economic solution.

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