"Republican Platform Opposes Agenda 21"

"The G.O.P. platform approved Tuesday in Florida included tough language on many expected issues like abortion, but also takes a stand on an issue that has historically been out of the party’s mainstream: Agenda 21."

"'We strongly reject the U.N. Agenda 21 as erosive of American sovereignty, and we oppose any form of U.N. Global Tax,' the platform reads.

Agenda 21 is a 1992 United Nations resolution that encourages sustainable development globally. Although it is nonbinding and has no force of law in the United States, it has increasingly become a point of passionate concern to a circle of Republican activists who argue that the resolution is part of a United Nations plot to deny Americans their property rights."

Leslie Kaufman reports for the New York Times' Green blog August 29, 2012.


"GOP Platform: 'Liberty' Will Protect the Environment" (Mother Jones)

"Activists Fight Green Projects, Seeing U.N. Plot" (New York Times)

"Industry Groups Sell Profit-Making, Not Planet-Saving, At GOP Convention" (Greenwire)

Source: Green/NYT, 08/30/2012