Margrit Kennedy and the 'Blue Economy'
What is it about Margrit Kennedy and the United Nations? A leading proponent of alternative currencies, she is much admired by proponents of mutual credit, social credit, etc.
But every time we take a look at the application of her theories, we seem to find some sort of UN involvement. Ms. Kennedy herself worked for UNESCO apparently, and many of her ideas about pure fiat and usury/interest have been picked up by various green group and co-ops in consultation with the UN.
This video, for instance, was posted by the Gozo Green Co-op, which is "developing the blue economy." We'd never even heard of the blue economy, but sure enough when we looked it up, we found the United Nations was deeply involved.
Here's an excerpt of an article we found on it:
Blue economy needed to protect Mediterranean Sea and world's oceans – UN official .... Countries call for blue economy to protect the Mediterranean ... The Mediterranean Sea is a "key pillar" for the development of the countries in the region, a senior United Nations official said today, warning that continued degradation of the aquatic environment could put its entire ecology at risk.
The call came as delegates from 22 Mediterranean and European Union countries brought their three-day meeting on safeguarding and promoting a clean and healthy Mediterranean environment to a close in Paris.
"The time has come for us to rethink how we manage our oceans," said Achim Steiner, the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in his address to the gathered delegates. "They are a key pillar for many countries' economic and social development, and are vital in the fight against poverty," he added.
The participating countries have called for the creation of a "blue economy" initiative, which would be a marine version of the green economy, and hope to see a strategic policy framework adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Conference (Rio+20) to be held in Brazil in June.
UNEP defines a green economy as one that improves human well-being and social equity while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities ... "A 'blue' economy in the Mediterranean and elsewhere would be a big step on the right path," he said.
Here's the video by Ms. Kennedy. It focuses on pure fiat currencies and doesn't directly deal with the blue economy, but the Gozo Green Co-op certainly does ...
(Video from Gozo Green Coop's YouTube user channel.)