Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What is the ICLEI and why is Nashville a member?

According to Agenda 21 alarmist, the ICLEI is the organization responsible for implementing Agenda 21 at the local level. The ICLEI is the organization that gives the local planning commissions and local elected bodies their marching orders. Until recently I had never heard of ICLEI. Over 1200 cities, counties and other governmental units around the world belong to the organization. Here are the cities and counties in Tennessee that belong: Chattanooga, Cookeville, Franklin, Knoxville, Nashville, Oak Ridge, Shelby County, and Signal Mountain. 

The anti-Agenda 21 movement wants cities to withdraw from the organization.  Unless the Agenda 21 movement looses steam, we can expect Nashville's membership in the ICLEI to become an issue. The anti-Agenda 21 forces seem better organized in neighboring Williamson County than in Nashville so membership may become an issue in Franklin.  I have no idea what is going on in other cities.

Below is information about ICLEI from their website:
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is an association of over 1220 local government Members who are committed to sustainable development. Our Members come from 70 different countries and represent more than 569,885,000 people. ICLEI is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations who have made a commitment to sustainable development. ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level. Our basic premise is that locally designed initiatives can provide an effective and cost-efficient way to achieve local, national, and global sustainability objectives. read more

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