How Australia Shipped Off $599 Million To The United Nations’ Warmists

Posted on Sat 04/23/2011 by


Andrew BoltBy Andrew Bolt

Anthony Cox:

(Climate Change Minister Greg) Combet boasts that ”Every dollar raised by the carbon price will be dedicated to supporting households with any price impacts, and supporting businesses through the transition to a clean energy economy.”

This is impossible. Under the “Fast Start Finance” commitment from Cancun, which Combet announced, $599 million will be given to the IPCC under Australia’s combating AGW obligations. This $599 million is on top of the commitment made by Australia at Cancun to give 10% of revenue raised from a carbon tax to the IPCC. Then there will be the bureaucratic expansion to run the tax, checking compliance and eligibility criteria; these administration costs apparently run at 50% for the Australian government.

JoNova presents this table from the United Nations-associated Fast Start Program site:

Some questions:

– Why is the Gillard Government handing over so much money?

– How much more does it intend to give to United Nations’ programs on global warming?

– What steps has the Government taken to ensure the money is not wasted, as so much UN funding is?

– By how much will the world’s temperature fall as a consequence of all this spending?

– Is some of this spending properly described as a bribe to get countries to sign up to a UN deal on emissions?

– Is any of this spending to be paid for by the carbon dioxide tax?

– How much of this funding on warming projects has been diverted from aid programs meant to help the poor?

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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