This Conan O’Brian look-alike should be the last person to chair anything, let alone the Finnish presidency, but this is la la land in a time where la la thinking reigns supreme. Send in the save the world crew while screwing up free market capitalism that will in the end destitute the developing world more than any “evil” colonial power could have. KGS
YLE: President Tarja Halonen has been appointed to chair a panel of global sustainability for the United Nations, along with the South African President Jacob Zuma. The Panel will investigate ways of lowering carbon emissions in global economy. The aim is to find greener choices in development, which could reduce climate change.
The UN panel on global sustainability will have 21 other experts from other countries as well. It will seek to find solutions for sustainable growth without increasing climate change. The panel will look into the destruction of ecosystems and the loss of biodiversity among other green issues. It is also hoping to discover ways to shift modern consumption patterns and solutions to ease global poverty.