Russia's romance with "sustainable development" is getting freaky
Is it sustainable, though?
Why is Russia still playing tonsil hockey with Sustainable Development? This is the question that Tsargrad asked today, the 18th of October, 2022:
The concept of “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs), which Russia has signed, contradicts the sovereign national development of the country and leads in the opposite direction of its national objectives.
Behind the screen of the concept of the SDGs, imposed on states on behalf of the UN, allegedly in concern for the good future of mankind, the ears of globalists stick out—from David Rockefeller to Klaus Schwab. The road to the electronic concentration camp is paved with “good” goals—the “brave new world” predicted by dystopias, with billions of dehumanized slaves under the control of the global elite.
Why should Russia, which has declared war on world Satanism through the mouth of its president, continue to play “sustainable” games?
Why would a mega-patriotic/ultra-conservative Russian media outlet type such hurtful, anti-Russia words? Does Tsargrad not listen to Matthew Ehret’s podcasts?!?! This is an outrage.
Although it is obvious blasphemy, for purely educational purposes, let’s examine why Tsargrad might (mistakenly!) believe Sustainable Development is alive and well in Russia.
At the end of September, Moscow hosted Ecumene 2022: Global Financial Forum.
What did they talk about at this fancy financial conference? From the Forum’s website:
Ecumene: Global Financial Forum is an expert platform for discussing key issues of long-term sustainable development of the world economy, harmonization and improvement of the financial agenda, development of new approaches to the implementation of the main objectives of the Paris Agreement. Each year the results of the Forum's intensive discussions are presented at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP).
Conference attendees were honored with an official greeting from Russian President Vladimir Putin:
I welcome you to the global financial forum ECUMENE 2022.
Having united representatives of the academic community, expert and business circles in Moscow, your forum raises serious, exceptionally important topics that concern, without exaggeration, all of humanity.
First of all, we are talking about the consequences of a pandemic that has engulfed many countries and changed the usual way of life for years, about armed conflicts, economic sanctions, about industries that cause irreparable damage to the environment, bearing disastrous consequences for nature and all life on Earth. These and other global challenges require us to make joint, responsible and well-considered decisions that will help preserve our planet for future generations, make the world stable, safe and comfortable for people.
I am convinced that your forum will become an authoritative platform for discussing key issues of long-term, sustainable development of the global economy, harmonizing and improving the financial agenda, and developing new approaches to the implementation of the main tasks of the Paris Climate Agreement.
I wish you success.
Here’s how Katyusha.org, a fiercely patriotic, pro-Putin Russian media outlet reacted to this dazzling statement from Russia’s leader:
[I]t is extremely embarrassing that this Sabbath in Moscow during the period of mobilization of the defenders of the Fatherland was supported by the Supreme Commander-in-chief. […]
The president’s rhetoric contains infamous Schwabian notes—here are “the consequences of a pandemic that has changed habitual life”, and “production harmful to the environment”, and “joint challenges requiring joint solutions”. In a word, if this text appeared in English on the website of the UN / UNESCO / WEF, etc., and was authored by any globalist speaker, it would look perfectly natural.
Sacrilege. Why does Katyusha hate Russia and love globalism?
But Putin was probably just being a gracious host. There is zero evidence that Russia is actually pursuing Sustainable Development Goals.
By the way, what is Russia’s business community up to these days?
Here’s an informative op-ed published on October 11 by Russia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry:
Today, more and more vacancies for specialists in sustainable development are opening up in the labor market.
A number of universities are already implementing specialized educational programs. Polina Shashkova, Vice-Rector of the ANO DPO “International Institute for Management of Entrepreneurs' Associations” of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, tells about the work in this direction of the corporate institute of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia.
In some large corporations in Russia, the position of “Director for Sustainability”, “ESG Specialist”, “Sustainable Development Specialist” has already appeared. The market is increasingly in demand for managers who combine knowledge in several areas at once: environmental protection, labor safety, supply chain sustainability, compliance with international standards, etc.
Integrating environmental, social and governance factors into a company’s strategy can increase business value and performance. Currently, a number of universities are already implementing educational programs that train managers for sustainable development, including in the format of additional professional education.
Lies! Horrible lies!
We warned you guys back in July. But did anyone listen? Nyet.