25 Nov, 2020
JERUSALEM WEATHER

An online forum for an international environmental initiative held last week may have been a thinly disguised arm of a huge plan by the Chinese government to dominate the world. As absurd as this sounds, many UN organizations have already been incorporated into this project and the UN is not shy, having already announced its dedication to a New World Order.

The Act For Nature online global forum was held last week (June 7-10) as a precursor to the 5th Session of the UN Environment Assembly which will be held in Nairobi in February 2021. At their last meeting in Nairobi in March 2019, The Environment Assembly presented a set of resolutions which included an explicit call for a new world order by the UN Environment’s Acting Executive Director Joyce Msuya as part of the UN’s ecological program:

“If countries deliver on all that was agreed here and implement the resolutions, we could take a big step towards a new world order where we no longer grow at the expense of nature but instead see people and planet thrive together.”

The program, an offshoot of the Paris Climate Agreement of 2016, includes utilizing technology and finance, bringing together politicians and business leaders. 

It should be noted that as head of the UN environmental program, Msuya partnered with China’s Belt and Road’s (OBOR) initiative, ostensibly to address the environmental concerns of the initiative. 

The OBOR initiative is a global development strategy adopted by the Chinese government in 2013 involving infrastructure development and investments in nearly 70 countries and international organizations in Asia, Europe, and Africa. The project is all-encompassing and comprehensive, focused on creating transportation and telecommunication trade infrastructure with the goal of creating a China-based global economy. 

China has invested more than $210 billion into the OBOR to date but full implementation will require up to $900 billion of infrastructure investments per year over the next decade. But the Chinese government is resolved to making the OBOR a reality and have incorporated it  into their constitution. Some observers see it as a push for Chinese dominance in global affairs with a China-centered trading network.The project has a targeted completion date of 2049, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. 

The official rhetoric is that the project is open to global participation and will benefit the economies of the participating countries. But the truth is that China’s dominance in the construction sector comes at the expense of local contractors in partner countries. Chinese companies have secured more than $340 billion in construction contracts along the Belt and Road. And the participating countries, many of them poor or underdeveloped, are expected to invest in the project.

The project coincides with China expanding its military. Analysts say almost all the ports and other transport infrastructure being built can be dual-use for commercial and military purposes.

Despite the connection with international ecological efforts, the OBOR has been criticized for requiring vast deforestation in ecologically sensitive regions.Many of the proposed maritime elements will impact marine habitats and sensitive species.

Formerly named One Belt One Road, the name was changed in 2016 when the Chinese government considered the emphasis on the word “one” was prone to misinterpretation. However, “One Belt One Road” is still used in Chinese-language media. 

President Trump has been quietly working to oppose the OBOR with a program titled the Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy (FOIP). The European Union supports the OBOR despite the objections of several member nations.

Also in attendance at the Nairobi sessions addressing environmental concerns was UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed. In her role as Deputy Secretary-General, Mohammed has advanced cooperation between the UN and China in the Belt OBOR

And lest this seems like a coincidence,  French President Emmanuel Macron spoke at the Nairobi conference. 

“We believe that what we need, given the situation we live in, are real laws, rules that are binding and adopted internationally. Our biosphere faces total devastation. Humanity itself is threatened. We cannot simply respond with some nice-sounding principles without any real impact,” President Macron said.

In March 2019, Macron announced that France would be part of the OBOR, which he euphemistically (and perhaps deceptively) referred to as the Silk Road Initiative. 

Another honored speaker in Nairobi was the host, President Uhuru Kenyatta who, in April 2019, signed onto the OBOR. 

“Current global statistics are indeed quite sobering and projections for the future generations are dire and demand urgent action from governments, communities, businesses and individuals,” he said at the conference.

The One Belt Initiative also has connections with the leadership of the UN’s World Health Organization even though the initiative is specifically focused on Chinese economic interests and has no clear interest in global health. A photo posted on the Twitter feed of  Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, as the  Director-General of the WHO, inexplicably showed him meeting with Chinese officials from the OBOR initiative while seated in front of an idol of a Hindu God called Shiva the Destroyer. The WHO has been accused of serving China’s interests in the recent pandemic.

There are, in fact, no less than 25 UN organizations that are officially affiliated with the OBOR, including the World Bank, Meteorological Organization, International Maritime Organization, International Telecommunication Union, World Intellectual Property Organisation, Universal Postal Union, and the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

The UN is very clear and open about their new world order agenda. At the request of Guyana, the UN General Assembly adopted their  New Global Human Order (NGHO) resolution. The resolution was co-sponsored by China. The NGHO proposal was first enunciated in 1993 by the late President of Guyana Cheddi Jagan and unanimously accepted by the UN General Assembly in December 2010. 

As part of its NGHO agenda, the UN is advocating “global citizenship.” In her address to the UN General Assembly in 2016, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet spoke powerfully for global citizenship. 

“Global citizenship exists at various levels, in numerous contexts and at different times, with no single identifiable institutional framework,” Bachelet said. “In the new world order, it seeks to expand its scope and democratize a decision-making process that can radically affect basic aspects of our societies…”

Bachelet stated that a direct result of the “new world order” was the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement. Not surprisingly, Bachelet is another strong advocate for the OBOR.