U.N. Climate Organization Wants Diplomatic & Legal Immunity Against Charges

It has just been reported that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, "the organization responsible for managing a global cap-and-trade system worth billions of dollars for carbon emissions projects around the world is trying to get sweeping legal immunities for its actions":
Internal UNFCCC documents, examined by Fox News, show that among other things, top officials hope to use those immunities to avoid challenges in the future based on such things as:

--possible conflicts of interest in their duties,

--breaches of confidentiality in their work,

--violations of the due process rights of those affected by UNFCCC actions,

--making decisions or actions that are beyond the legal mandate of the organization or its subsidiaries.

The Bonn-based UNFCCC is responsible, among other things, for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the cap and trade emissions system created by the Kyoto Protocol, which the U.S. has not ratified. In the wake of Rio + 20, UNFCCC also hopes to manage a mammoth Green Climate Fund, intended to help mobilize as much as $100 billion a year for projects to lower global greenhouse gases.

CDM-Watch, a Brussles Based NGO has looked into some of the work of the UNFCCC and discovered:
Anywhere from 40 percent to 70 percent of CDM projects removed no additional carbon from the atmosphere, that CDM projects “have been known to cause social and environmental harm,” and that only the say-so of governments that host UNFCCC projects is involved in declaring whether the projects actually contribute to “sustainable development.”

As Australian taxpayers are about to be slugged with a carbon tax to support international green initiatives, I'm sure it's a great reassurance to know that those administering these activities consider themselves above the law and want to prevent taxpayers from scrutinising their activities.

(h/t Andy's Rant)

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