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As we peel back the layers of an orchestrated movement that serves to protect the ruling classes & the suicidal capitalist system itself, we need to look at Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. This will be a long & important thread. #FridaysForFinance
The Compact of Mayors officially merged w/ the Covenant of Mayors in 2016. The Global Covenant of Mayors [for Climate and Energy] unites more than 9209 cities (already committed) in 132 countries across 6 continents. This represents the world's largest coalition.
The Board is co-chaired by European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and former New York City Mayor and U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael Bloomberg. Former UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres serves as Vice-Chair.
Recall that the funding for Figueres "Global Optimism" NGO was provided by We Mean Business. Figueres serves as a B Team leader.
Figueres: board of directors of ClimateWorks, World Bank Climate Leader, leader of Mission2020 (“exponential transformation” focusing on 6 sectors that will play a key role in municipal governments & “Green New Deals”), & board member of the World Resources Institute.
Smart cities are identified as the "backbone of climate action". For the West "climate emergency" means in large part, smart cities. For the Global South "climate emergency" means continued colonization under the guise of green. #5G #MissionInnovation #FridaysForFinance
"The next technologies down the ramp are artificial intelligence, 5G networks, digital fabrication, smart sensors, the large-scale deployment of the internet of things and drones." - Exponential Climate Action Roadmap, Global Climate Action Summit, September, 2018 #5G
Here we will link to the dire warning by Dr. Martin Pall To The National Institutes of Health: "The #5G Rollout Is Absolutely Insane."
Mission Innovation (Bill Gates) is in partnership w/ 23 countries & the European Commission (on behalf of the European Union). "These 24 members have committed to seek to double public investment in clean energy RD&D."
Mission Innovation could be said to be the backbone of "smart cities". We cannot expect the billionaires to pay for the RD&D that will further enslave us, so the money must come from the peasants. #Biofuels #CCS #BECCS
Another partner in the race toward "smart cities" is Google. More & more we are alienating ourselves from the natural world. The more technology, the more entrenched and enslaved in the system we become.
#5G #FridaysForFinance #MarchingForCapital #ClimateEmergency
The reporting & data partners of the Global Covenant of Mayors include many of the same entities explored in the Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg series. The Climate Group, World Resources Institute, WWF, the World Bank, UN, & the Carbon Disclosure Project.
The European Commission, founding partner of the Global Covenant of Mayors is also a founding partner of the Climate Finance Partnership’s Blended Finance Taskforce. A vehicle to unleash the trillions needed to reboot stagnant global economic growth under guise of climate.
The Climate Finance Partnership was formed under the leadership of French President Emmanuel Macron who announced the partnership on September 26, 2018 at the One Planet Summit held in New York. Partners include the Governments of France and Germany.
Growth is the name of the game, as to quote Al Gore, "capitalism is in danger of falling apart". If the already decimated Earth must be further destroyed to achieve this, so be it. This is not ecological protection. This is #capitalism.
For a glimpse of what the "new climate economy" looks like for the impoverished in Africa, through the lens of capitalists such as Al Gore, one need look no further than the M-Kopa solar "success" story explored in ACT III of the series. #SmartCities #5G
As "smart trees" are installed to fight air pollution in "smart cities" - real trees will be churned into biofuel under the guise of "clean energy" (already happening) & "net zero". This is not protection of biodiversity - this is psychopathic. #BECCS #SmartCities #WakeUp
This is all happening very quickly by design in said response to the mobilizations demanding action on climate change. With each municipality declaring a climate emergency presented as a victory for the people & the planet. Nothing could be further from the truth. #SmartCities
Of course, NGOs are called upon to help achieve this. This is the very reason trillions are funneled from foundations into the non-profit industrial complex. #ICLEI #350 #NPIC
Many are the same NGOs who co-founded the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA/tcktcktck) - tasked with "herding the cats" since 2009. This gives the citizenry a sense of inclusion in critical decision making. #FeelGoodRuse.
#Avaaz #350 #Greenpeace #Oxfam #WRI
A fully "smart city" for those in the West. On the way. The financialization of nature - not the true protection of biodiversity - is the goal. Coupled with a dystopian hell. "Oh, I say you been misled. You been had. You been took." (Malcolm X) #SmartCities #5G #FridaysForFinance
No, it's not going to be tremendous. It's going to be a nightmare. #5G #SmartCities #smartcitiesCanada #CanadianPoli #FridaysForFinance
"Smart Payments" for "Smart Cities" - in partnership w/ Mastercard - "for addressing global climate change".
This is what "sustainability" looks like through the lens of a capitalist. #SmartCities
The "Fourth Industrial Revolution" will be a "Smart Industrial Revolution". Climate emergency = the further destruction of the natural world. Nothing to do with the climate - everything to do with saving capitalism. The maintaining & expansion of of current power structures.
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