**Written by Doug Powers
As Anthony Watts wrote earlier, where there’s a need for immunity, there is or is going to be a crime.
Naturally one of the first things that must be done by any movement that purportedly has the best interest of the people in mind is to make sure those people have no legal recourse against the ones who are saving the planet:
The Green Climate Fund, which is supposed to help mobilize as much as $100 billion a year to lower global greenhouse gases, is seeking a broad blanket of UN-style immunity that would shield its operations from any kind of legal process, including civil and criminal prosecution, in the countries where it operates.
There is just one problem: it is not part of the United Nations.
Whether the fund, which was formally created at a UN climate conference in Durban, South Africa last December, will get all the money it wants to spend is open to question in an era of economic slowdown and fiscal austerity.
Its spending goal comes atop some $30 billion in “fast start-up” money that has been pledged by UN member states to such climate change activities.
A 24-nation interim board of trustees for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is slated to hold its first meeting next month in Switzerland to organize the fund’s secretariat and to get it running by November, as well as find a permanent home for the GCF’s operations.
Rest assured they’re not just concerned about getting out of parking tickets, either.
According to the story, any country failing to offer diplomatic immunity will not be considered for the “permanent home” for the Green Climate Fund, which will probably end up being situated as far as possible from the areas they claim to be most concerned about.
**Written by Doug Powers
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