ICLEI Revisited

Around 2010, those of us trying to wake up America wrote, gave speeches, did talk shows about ICLEI, Smart Growth, American Planning Association, Public Private Partnerships, the Wildlands Project, and so many other tactics of Agenda 21 implementation thrown out at us at the time.

ICLEI is the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, now known as Local Governments for Sustainability. As we expose what each of these NGOs is doing to attack us, they change their names in the hope of sneaking in under the radar of communities and towns that haven’t been exposed to them yet. It only works for a little while, then they need to change their names again and again as the rocks are lifted and sunlight shines on these evil entities.

ICLEI, a non-profit, private foundation, is based in Bonn, Germany and their nefarious ploy ostensibly is to assist local entities, usually cities and towns, to reduce their carbon footprints. As their website puts it:

ICLEI supports local governments in finding and implementing local solutions to global challenges by (in their words):

  • helping local governments to establishing plans of action to meet their locally defined, concrete, measurable targets
    working toward meeting these targets through the implementation of projects and by offering tools that help local governments to reach their goals
     evaluating local and cumulative progress toward sustainable development and making the commitments and actions of local governments known on a global level
     working in partnership with regional, national and international organizations and institutions to ensure an international framework that supports local action

There is nothing local about ICLEI other than it’s erstwhile name. ICLEI, the APA, B Corp and the rest are all part of the international agenda working through the United Nations to bring us under the umbrella of a one-world government.

ICLEI was one of the groups instrumental in creating Agenda 21. Their whole scheme is to get communities to regulate everything that affects the environment which, of course, is everything including our exhalations.

ICLEI’s vice chair, Harvey Rubin, made the telling statement, “Individual rights will have to take a backseat to the collective.” If what I described above doesn’t convince you that this NGO at least is trying to take away our rights and freedoms, his statement should bring it home.

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Tom wrote several articles about ICLEI, a portion of one is below:

Remove ICLEI – Restore the Republic


The answer – meet ICLEI, a non-profit, private foundation, dedicated to helping your mayor implement all of his promises. Originally known as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), today the group simply calls itself “ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.”

In 1992, ICLEI was one of the groups instrumental in creating Agenda 21. The group’s mission is to push local communities to regulate the environment – and it’s having tremendous success.

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ICLEI hasn’t been mentioned much as we have had to attempt to put fires out (inform the public) of new means of destroying our freedom, redistributing our wealth, and ridding the earth of us ‘useless eaters’.  I decided it was time for an update of this so-called local initiative being directed out of Bonn, Germany. Here are a couple actions they are undertaking:

ICLEI and partners COP21 update: Compact of Mayors

During a side event of COP21 – December 7 in Paris ICLEI and its partners provided an update to the UNFCCC negotiators with the achievements of the Compact of Mayors and created a dialogue to explore options for enhanced engagement of local and subnational governments in raising the level of ambition and accelerating climate action at all levels based on the outcomes of the COP21 in Paris.

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California is about to find out what a truly radical climate policy looks like

The state is already on track to nudge its greenhouse-gas emissions back down to 1990 levels by the year 2020. Then last week, after much fierce debate, the California Assembly and Senate passed a new bill, known as SB 32, that would go much further, mandating an additional 40 percent cut in emissions by 2030.

It’s hard to overstate how ambitious this is. Few countries have ever achieved cuts this sharp while enjoying robust economic growth. (Two exceptions were France and Sweden in the 1980s and ’90s, when they scaled up nuclear power.) The EU is also aiming for a similar 40 percent cut below 1990 levels by 2030, though they’ve got a head start.

“While enjoying robust economic growth”? Not even. These environmental initiatives are destroying California. While we watch one of the most beautiful and diverse states go down the tubes for Agenda 21/2030, we need to make sure our states are not getting lemming fever. The loss of California would have great effect on the rest of the country, but as ICLEI says, Think Globally/Act Locally, let’s keep the ‘globally’ in California.

Kathleen Marquardt
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Kathleen Marquardt has been an advocate for property rights and freedom for decades. While not intending to be an activist, she has become a leader and an avid supporter of constitutional rights, promoter of civility, sound science, and reason. She is dedicated to exposing the fallacies of the radical environmental and animal rights movements. She has been featured in national publications including Fortune, People, the Washington Post, and Field and Stream, as well as television news programs such as Hard Copy, The McLaughlin Group, Geraldo, and many others. Today, she serves as Vice President of American Policy Center. Kathleen now writes and speaks on Agenda21/2030, and its threat to our culture and our system of representative government.