The United Nations wants to be in charge of the environment:  $750 billion “green” investment could revive economy: U.N.

Investments of $750 billion could create a “Green New Deal” to revive the world economy and protect the environment, perhaps aided by a tax on oil, the head of the U.N. environment agency said on Thursday.

Achim Steiner said spending should focus on five environmental sectors including improved energy efficiency for buildings and solar or wind power to create jobs, curb poverty and fight climate change.

They need the money, honey:

Steiner also said that the world urgently needed funds to jump start a U.N. deal to fight global warming, due to be agreed in Copenhagen in December to succeed the U.N.’s Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012.

He floated the possibility of taxing oil in rich nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to help a new pact become the cornerstone of a greener economy.

He talks as if the U.N. is a country. Can a world body tax an American company?  There have to be constitutional problems with that.

The Obama administration meets with U.N. approval:

Steiner said there were promising signs that economic stimulus packages by many nations, ranging from the United States to China, were being tailored to help a shift toward greener growth and away from dependence on fossil fuels.

The only green the U.N. is interested in is the graft that keeps that corrupt organization going.  They see this as an opportunity too good to waste.

Update:

Behold the quality of U.N. leadership:

Controversial remarks by the president of the U.N. General Assembly once again raises questions about the way the world body’s second most prominent post is filled.

The tenure of Nicaraguan Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, a Sandinista foreign minister in the 1980s, has been marked by controversy from the start. This week he continued to make waves, using a press conference Tuesday to say Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had been unfairly “demonized” by the United States, suggest that the International Criminal Court’s indictment of Sudan’s president was “racist,” liken President Bush to Al Capone, and defend his earlier comments equating Israel and apartheid South Africa.

D’Escoto presides over the 192-member General Assembly in New York City until September, when a Libyan has been lined up to succeed him for a next 12-month period.

But let’s let these guys run the world.

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