The United Nations recently summed up an agenda to combat ‘climate change’ and other ‘global’ issues that are, in their eyes, ‘driving the sixth global extinction of species in the history of the planet.’
Speaking ahead of World Wildlife Day on Friday, March 3rd, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John H. Knox, said: “The rapid loss of biological diversity around the world should be setting off alarm bells.
“We are well on our way to the sixth global extinction of species in the history of the planet, and States are still failing to halt the main drivers of biodiversity loss, including habitat destruction, poaching and climate change,” Mr. Knox stressed.
“What is less well understood,” he added, “is that the loss of biodiversity undermines the enjoyment of a wide range of human rights, including rights to life, health, food and water.”
The United Nations is on a war path against mankind, and for the first time, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John H. Knox, linked human rights and biodiversity.
While clean air, water, and food are all necessary to life on earth; the United Nation’s implications are not for the benefit of humanity but rather for the enslavement of mankind. Interestingly enough, previously the agenda for Sustainable Development was linked directly to communism.
The potential intertwining of human rights law and the environment further escalates the agenda for sustainable development, thus leading to a further regulated environment based solely on control.
“People cannot fully enjoy their human rights without the services that healthy ecosystems provide.” Mr. Knox emphasized. “And protecting biodiversity is necessary to ensure that ecosystems remain healthy and resilient.”
Mr. Knox is right to a degree, that human rights are dependent upon a healthy ecosystem, but Knox is wrong about placing international regulation on said ecosystems. Once the regulation is in place, proprietary control can be amassed under a central system, and in this instance, the central system is the United Nations.
Knox’s proposal brings to light the reality that agriculture is failing, forestry is burned out, and fisheries are empty, but that is not because of human actives; rather the destruction has been caused by large corporations who have collectively destroyed segments of this planet. And the answer to the corporately generated problem is surely not to grant a central system with special interests totalitarian control over entire swaths of the globe.
The legal proposition by Mr. Knox is tied directly to Sustainable Development Goal Fourteen and Fifteen, which read as follows;
Sustainable Development 14
- Oceans, along with coastal and marine resources, play an essential role in human well-being and social and economic development worldwide. They are particularly crucial for people living in coastal communities, who represented 37 per cent of the global population in 2010. Oceans provide livelihoods and tourism benefits, as well as subsistence and income. They also help regulate the global ecosystem by absorbing heat and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and protecting coastal areas from flooding and erosion. In fact, coastal and marine resources contribute an estimated $28 trillion to the global economy each year through ecosystem services. However, those resources are extremely vulnerable to environmental degradation, overfishing, climate change and pollution. The sustainable use and preservation of marine and coastal ecosystems and their biological diversity is essential to achieving the 2030 Agenda, in particular for small island developing States.
- Pollution of both land and seas is a threat in many coastal regions. In addition, since river basins, marine ecosystems and the atmosphere are all part of hydrological systems, the effects of such pollution are often felt far from their source. In many coastal communities, pollution and eutrophication, which is the presence of excessive nutrients in water, frequently owing to runoff from the land, causing dense plant growth and the death of animal life, are driving detrimental changes. The five large marine ecosystems most at risk from coastal eutrophication, according to a global comparative assessment undertaken in 2016 as part of the Transboundary Water Assessment Programme, are the Bay of Bengal, the East China Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, the North Brazil Shelf and the South China Sea.
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Sustainable Development 15
- Preserving diverse forms of life on land requires targeted efforts to protect, restore and promote the conservation and sustainable use of terrestrial and other ecosystems. Goal 15 focuses specifically on managing forests sustainably, restoring degraded lands and successfully combating desertification, reducing degraded natural habitats and ending biodiversity loss.
- Between 1990 and 2015, the world’s forest area diminished from 31.7 per cent of the world’s total land mass to 30.7 per cent. The loss was mainly attributable to the conversion of forest to other land uses, such as agriculture and infrastructure development. Meanwhile, other areas were transformed into forests through planting, landscape restoration or the natural expansion of forest. Owing to the balance of the two processes and efforts to slow deforestation, the global net loss of forest area declined from 7.3 million hectares per year in the 1990s to 3.3 million hectares per year during the period from 2010 to 2015.
- To safeguard places that contribute significantly to global biodiversity, protected areas have been established and identified as key biodiversity areas. In 2014, 15.2 per cent of the world’s terrestrial and freshwater environments were covered by protected areas. The percentage of terrestrial key biodiversity areas covered by protected areas has increased, from 16.5 per cent in 2000 to 19.3 per cent in 2016. Over the same period, the share of freshwater key biodiversity areas that are protected has increased from 13.8 per cent to 16.6 per cent, and the share of mountain key biodiversity areas under protection has grown from 18.1 per cent to 20.1 per cent.
- The focus in Goal 15 on halting biodiversity loss comes at a critical time, since many species of amphibians, birds and mammals are sliding towards extinction. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List Index, amphibians are declining most rapidly in Latin America and the Caribbean, primarily as a result of the chytrid fungal disease, one of numerous wildlife diseases on the rise worldwide. The greatest extinction risks for birds and mammals are found in South-Eastern Asia, mainly owing to the conversion of lowland forests. However, their decline is not inevitable, with extinction risks for vertebrate species having been reversed in five small island developing States (the Cook Islands, Fiji, Mauritius, Seychelles and Tonga) as a result of conservation actions over the past several decades.
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As previously stated, Sustainable Development is an agenda that paves the way for communism, under the New Global Human Order, created by Cheddi Jagan, the fourth president of Guyana.
The most recent accomplishment by the United Nations for Sustainable Development was the Paris Accord for Climate Change, Sustainable Development Goal thirteen, and with the completion of said goal, it would only be constructively correct if the United Nations followed suit to goals fourteen and fifteen, by connecting humanitarian law and environmental responsibility.
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