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CVRD’s Secret Data Mining for United Nations Revealed

by Westward Independent
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After weeks of waiting for a reply from CVRD (Cowichan Valley Regional District) staff about their membership in ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives), we finally received a response:

“Good morning, Our sincere apologies for the significant delay in responding to your inquiry. Unfortunately, your email was incorrectly routed internally and remained unactioned. I can confirm that the CVRD is indeed a member of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, and our current accounting records indicate the CVRD has been an annual paid member consistently since 2014. Membership fees are calculated in foreign currency, so the yearly exchange may fluctuate, but on average, the annual membership fee has been approximately $1385 Canadian”.

Why does it matter? Similar to North Cowichan’s membership in the PCP (Partners for Climate Action), they must report on local climate initiatives to influence their rankings and policy feedback. These groups collect data from local reports, effectively steering local policies more than local input would. The World Economic Forum and United Nations aim to map and monitor all water, land, and living things by 2030, requiring extensive data collection. We see things like water metering, animal registries, and local governments hiring “mapping consultants.” For instance, websites like Our World in Data, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the WHO, (World Health Organization), collect data from all over the world around health and resources for a global database.

Data is big business, the new ‘oil.’ The CVRD is a member of ICLEI, which partners with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The FCM provides grants, such as the Green Municipal Fund, which requires adherence to climate policies. ICLEI, formed at the UN in 1990, helps local governments meet sustainability goals, with members steering the direction of their work and “ influencing local policies”. Data harvesting concerns include extensive data collection on energy use, transportation, waste management, water use, and air quality. This data is stored centrally, raising privacy concerns and potential exploitation by third parties. Local governments may not control their data once shared with ICLEI, the PCP and other organizations..

ICLEI influences local policy through guidelines and frameworks, potentially overriding local preferences. Membership includes a commitment to climate protection, leading to specific policies that may conflict with local priorities. Local governments might feel pressured to adopt ICLEI’s recommendations, constraining policy choices to align with ICLEI’s mission. If you’ve wondered why local governments have similar Climate Action policies and Transportation plans, it’s because they are part of global organizations pushing global goals. But, as North Cowichan’s Mayor stated: “If your goal for us is to totally abandon these initiatives, then I would suggest your best option is to elect a different council in a different election.”

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Ken Billings 07/13/2024 - 9:27 AM

Great report…The overlords (parasites) are gathering data to bolster their Climate Agenda Scam, which is frankly anti-human, with zero carbon, broken energy system, chemicals in our sky, weather weapons, destroying the farm system, trying to feed us bugs and lab meat, CBDCs (cashless panopticon) and total enslavement. Do not comply. Kman

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Ken Billings 07/13/2024 - 9:47 AM

It would be helpful to spell out what CVRD means – (Cowichan Valley Regional District) Kman

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WWIND Team 07/13/2024 - 10:00 AM

Great suggestion! We’ve updated the article.

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