Maurice Strong, High Level Closing Plenary – Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum
18 Jun 2012

The Compact 4 Rio will convene chief executives with leaders from Government, civil society and the United Nations, as well as Forum participants to discuss and identify strategies for a new era of global sustainability. This session will distil the outcomes of the four-day Corporate Sustainability Forum, and identify the most promising business actions and commitments across Forum themes: Energy & Climate, Water & Ecosystems, Agriculture & Food, Social Development, Urbanization & Cities, and Economics & Finance.

Maurice Strong, Former Secretary-General of the first “Earth Summit” in ’92, UN

Related: Rio + 20 = U.N. Agenda 21


Lord Christopher Monckton talks about the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio 2012 or Rio+20, hosted by Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, as a 20-year follow-up to the historic 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, that was held in the same city.

The main purpose of this year summit will be the implementing of the much-anticipated United Nations Agenda 21. The plan is to implement this agenda worldwide, to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all information, and all human beings in the world.

It calls for governments to take control of all land use and not leave any of the decision making in the hands of private property owners. It is assumed that people are not good stewards of their land and the government will do a better job if they are in control. Individual rights in general are to give way to the needs of communities as determined by the governing body. Moreover, people should be rounded up off the land and packed into human settlements, or islands of human habitation, close to employment centres and transportation.

The U.N. Agenda 21 cites the affluence of the people of the developed world, as being a major problem which needs to be corrected. It calls for lowering the standard of living for these people, so that the people in poorer countries will have more, a redistribution of wealth. Although people around the world aspire to achieve the levels of prosperity we have in our countries and will risk their lives to get here, Westerners are cast in a very negative light and need to be taken down to a condition closer to average in the world. Only then, they say, will there be social justice which is a cornerstone of the U.N. Agenda 21 plan.

Back then at the U.N. summit at Rio in 1992, the Conference Secretary-General, Maurice Strong, said: “Isn’t the only hope for this planet that the industrialized civilization collapses? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?”

“The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. The real enemy then is humanity itself.” (Club of Rome – The First Global Revolution, page 75, 1993)

Christopher Walter, Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, is a British politician, consultant, journalist, writer and hereditary peer. He is a vocal critic of the theory of anthropogenic global warming and of the bureaucratic European Union.

Update:  And another eco-hypocrite has something to say to the little people: Kerry: “We are living through a story of disgraceful denial, back-pedaling and delay that has brought us perilously close to a climate change catastrophe”

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