If you ever had any doubt about what Kyoto is really all about, just consider these statements by the UN's Yvo de Boer who is planning a successor to the current Kyoto Accord:
"We are not going to see that major developing country engagement unless significant financial resources and technology flows begin to be mobilized," Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said in a media briefing.Yet, they expect western nations to bankrupt their economies in an act of "Kyotocide".
De Boer and Katherine Sierra, World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development, said they were studying a long list of financing schemes and proposals and were hopeful of meeting an end-2009 deadline.
"The overriding concern of developing countries is economic growth and poverty eradication and you cannot expect developing countries to engage on the question of climate change and harm those overriding objectives," De Boer said.
World Bank President Robert Zoellick said in a speech on Thursday that "addressing climate change won't work if it is simply seen as a rich man's club."Translation: they want to transfer vast amounts of wealth from successful (capitalist) western nations to poor "developing" third world socialist paradises. Not to worry. Afterwards, there won't be any nations remaining in the so-called "rich man's club".
But developing countries want firm commitments of aid to meet the new targets that will eventually be set out.As it was once so aptly said, "Kyoto is essentially a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations".
The international carbon market is one source of funding but it is not enough, said De Boer who said he was very interested in a German proposal to auction emission rights and use the proceeds for international aid.
"That is a very interesting way of mobilizing new financial resources that are not related to official development assistance," he said.
The World Bank is developing a new strategy on climate change that includes embedding climate change into its existing programs to help countries boost their economies and combat poverty, said Sierra.