The Financialisation Of Nature

12 Mar

From Carbon Trade Watch:

The banks have successfully infiltrated the international institutions. The creation, and official recognition, of an UNEP Finance branch allows them to promote their private interests as public interests. Central in this strategy is the launch, at Rio+20, of a “Natural Capital Declaration”. What is this? The vision of the financiers, based on the conception of environment and of life as a simple capital resource, and their support for mechanisms that push the financialization of nature.

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3 Responses to “The Financialisation Of Nature”

  1. Kevin Moore March 12, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    Among its recommendations, Pew urges governments at Rio+20 to set in motion the negotiation of a new agreement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) for the protection and conservation of high seas biodiversity.

    http://www.info.dfat.gov.au/Info/Treaties/treaties.nsf/AllDocIDs/49283F0FE85C9EFECA256B2600000C90
    http://noisyroom.net/blog/2012/06/10/national-security-expert-law-of-the-sea-treaty-a-question-of-sovereignty/

    Statute law is Admiralty law or the Law of the Sea. The Acts Interpretation Act 15B deems the whole of the Australian land mass to be covered by sea.
    15B Application of Acts in coastal sea
    Coastal sea of Australia
    (1) An Act is taken to have effect in, and in relation to, the coastal sea of Australia as if that coastal sea were part of Australia.
    (2) A reference in an Act to Australia, or to the Commonwealth, is taken to include a reference to the coastal sea of Australia.
    Coastal sea of external Territory
    (3) An Act that is in force in an external Territory is taken to have effect in, and in relation to, the coastal sea of the Territory as if that coastal sea were part of the Territory.
    (3A) A reference in an Act to all or any of the external Territories (whether or not one or more particular Territories are referred to) is taken to include a reference to the coastal sea of any Territory to which the reference relates.
    Definition
    (4) In this section, coastal sea:
    (a) in relation to Australia, means:
    (i) the territorial sea of Australia; and
    (ii) the sea on the landward side of the territorial sea of Australia and not within the limits of a State or internal Territory;
    and includes the airspace over, and the sea‑bed and subsoil beneath, any such sea; and
    (b) in relation to an external Territory, means:
    (i) the territorial sea adjacent to the Territory; and
    (ii) the sea on the landward side of the territorial sea adjacent to the Territory and not within the limits of the Territory;
    and includes the airspace over, and the sea‑bed and subsoil beneath, any such sea.

    http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?page=view&nr=480&type=230&menu=39

    http://www.barefootsworld.net/admiralty.html

    http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?page=view&nr=993&type=230&menu=39

    http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/climatechange/pages/gsp

    http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/proposed-un-environmental-constitution-for-the-world-would-establish-an-incredibly-repressive-system-of-global-governance

  2. Kevin Moore March 13, 2013 at 4:49 am #

    http://unfccc.int/meetings/rio_conventions_calendar/items/6940.php
    Sat 16 June – THEME: Oceans Day
    Download background documents [external link]
    10:00-11:00 Renewing our political commitments: Perspectives on Rio+20
    11:00-12:15 Scaling up integrated governance of the oceans
    12:15-13:30 Lunch: Celebrating 10 Years of the Global Ocean Forum, and the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
    ……………….
    The UN Convention against Corruption

    http://www.unodc.org/documents/treaties/UNCAC/Publications/Convention/08-50026_E.pdf

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