By Tim Pearce
May 14, 2018
The United Nations has approved a proposal that would streamline international environmental law and codify it under one “legally binding” document enforceable over all nations, according to Fox News.
French President Emmanuel Macron is sponsoring the initiative.
United States U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced before the vote that the U.S. would reject it.
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“When international bodies attempt to force America into vague environmental commitments, it’s a sure sign that American citizens and businesses will get stuck paying a large bill without getting large benefits,” Haley told Fox News in a statement Tuesday.
“The proposed global compact is not in our interests, and we oppose it,” she said.
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres joined Macron in pushing the pact through the international body.
“It is about our duty of care to provide an environment that supports the health, well-being, dignity and prosperity of everyone on this planet,” Guterres said. “Let us support this worthy initiative.”
The Global Pact for the Environment is a first-of-its-kind treaty designed to form a coordinated resistance to climate change by universalizing environmental laws that are widely variate from country to country.
The United Nations would enforce those laws.
The U.N. initiative was a direct attack on national sovereignty, “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change” author Marc Morano said on his website, Climate Depot.