In a new series of articles, Iain Davis and Whitney Webb explore how the UN’s “sustainable development” policies do not promote “sustainability” and instead aim to trap nations in a new, predatory system of global financial governance.
The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or “SDGs” are part of their 2030 agenda which seeks to create a “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.”
As noted Davis and Webb, however:
Many of these goals sound nice in theory and paint a picture of an emergent global utopia – such as no poverty, no world hunger and reduced inequality. Yet, as is true with so much, the reality behind most – if not all – of the SDGs are policies cloaked in the language of utopia that – in practice – will only benefit the economic elite and entrench their power.
The UN policies reveal an agenda of control: trapping developing nations in debt in the name of “sustainability”, financialising nature through “natural asset companies” and the further blurring of the lines between public and private institutions.
It is a global strategy to extend the reach of global financial institutions into every corner of the economy and society. Policy will be controlled by the bankers and the think-tanks that infiltrated the environmental movement decades ago.