I've heard the approaching storm about the Copenhagen Treaty. I read through it and provided my opinion in red. What has come to mind is this paragraph in the Declaration of Independence:
Copenhagen ProtocolSuch has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain ( President ) is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS BY INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES
THEY WANT MONEY
Industrialized countries must massively scale up financial, technological and capacity support to developing countries for their mitigation and adaptation efforts. In the next commitment period, at least 160 billion US$ per year should be raised by industrialized countries, primarily through the auctioning of emissions allowances to cover developing countries’ incremental costs.
Governance and Institutions – Copenhagen Climate Facility
THEY WANT CHANGE
To avoid dangerous climate change and build climate resilience, the way society is structured will need to change fundamentally - from investment patterns to development programs. This cannot be accomplished by a fragmented set of existing institutions. In order to enhance the implementation of the Convention in accordance with the Bali Action Plan and its four building blocks, a new institution, the Copenhagen Climate Facility (CCF), is needed.PRINCIPLES &(DE)-CENTRALIZED HYBRID MODEL OF THE OPERATING ENTITY
THEY WANT POWER
The new Facility would not be an aid mechanism, reflecting a donor-recipient relationship, but rather a mechanism that fulfills and matches the commitments agreed in the Convention, as further specified under the new Copenhagen Protocol.
Centralized elements: Most revenues from the industrialized countries’ finance support obligations, generated primarily through auctioning of Assigned Amount Units (outlined below) would go into this central facility.THEY WANT ACCESS
Decentralized elements: Direct access to funds would be disbursed to implementing agencies that could be at national and state/province or regional level. These agencies would have to be approved by the Climate Facility’s Executive Committee and meet the criteria and guidelines established by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Copenhagen Protocol, (CMCP). Potential implementing agencies could include regional development banks, national funds and bi-lateral programs.
Keep in mind who wrote this... GREENPEACE. And our idiot president is going to sign this ?