ICLEI: Invasive UN Treaty in 600 American Cities

By Cassandra Anderson
August 9, 2010

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There are over 600 US cities that are members of ICLEI, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, now known as Local Governments for Sustainability. ICLEI institutes the UN Convention on Biological Diversity treaty that was withdrawn from a vote on the Senate floor in 1994, so the treaty, designed for UN control, is being implemented in cities.

Here’s the description of the program from ICLEI’s own website:

International Goals


Our programs, and projects promote participatory, long-term, strategic planning process that address local sustainability while protecting global common goods. This approach links local action to internationally agreed-upon goals and targets such as:

Agenda 21
The Rio Conventions:
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
UN Convention on Biological Diversity


ICLEI has many carbon reduction schemes that seem harmless, but ICLEI uses small steps to accomplish its goals. Last week Colorado Gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes warned that ICLEI is a UN plot for control at a rally in Denver, which is an ICLEI city. It made international headlines and some people scoffed because Maes used the bicycling program as an example. ICLEI does have programs to limit transportation. Maes’ opponent in the Governor’s race is John Hickenlooper, the Mayor of Denver and he is a ‘Cool Mayor‘, which is a facet of an ICLEI program used to execute CO2 reduction. Hickenlooper is a supporter of CO2 reduction. CO2 reduction encourages depopulation.  Continue reading

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