Saturday, 26 May 2012

"Roof top gardens" and "sunken terrace" restaurant for climate bureaucrats

The Green Climate Fund - the crowning achievement of the UN led global warming hysteria - is supposed to start distributing huge sums of cash -  $100 billion a year by 2020 - from "rich" industrialized countries to often corrupt regimes in the "developing world". All in the name of fighting global warming/climate change. 

The governments of the "rich" countries - right now busy trying to solve real economic problems - have began to realize the utter stupidity of the "commitments" agreed in Cancun and Durban. Even the countries which constitute the European Union - the "climate change superpower" - are beginning to backtrack on their "commitments"

There was also little progress on the key issue of the financing by rich countries of actions in the developing world. Meeting in Bonn, negotiators and officials from around the world haggled over the set-up of a 'Green Climate Fund' that would channel cash from the developed world to poorer countries, to help them cut greenhouse gas emissions and cope with the effects of climate change.

It is 100% certain that the "rich" countries will never deliver anything close to the sums "promised" in Cancun and Durban. But this does not deter the global warming bureaucracy. No, the bureaucrats are right now concentrating on what they are really good at: The planning of a huge bureaucratic structure to administer the climate change billions (which will never materialize). 

Six countries are now competing to host the new Green Climate Fund heaquarters. One of the favourites is Germany, which offers this kind of simple working facilities for the 300 (probably more) highly paid bureaucrats expected to distribute the billions: 

The Federal Republic of Germany has selected the proposal of Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) for the Green Climate Fund Headquarters, Bonn. LAVA's proposal for the headquarters is an 'ecological model project' and demonstrates their motto: 'green is the new black.'

With a design inspired by the beautiful setting in the Rhine valley, and with curvilinear forms, nature light wells, roof top gardens and a large sunken terrace for the restaurant, the three level structure will comply with the latest energy and building ecology standards, meeting the highest demands in terms of sustainability (German Gold Certificate), ecology and energy efficiency (net zero energy).

Described as 'architecturally appealing' and 'environmentally friendly with functional spaces that foster working productivity' the purpose built GCF headquarters will offer ideal working conditions for approximately 300 Green Climate Fund officials, on a 13.000m2 site. Offices with state-of-the-art office technology, logistics areas with security controls and a visitor reception zone, an auditorium, a conference room, a canteen/cafeteria and an underground car park create optimal working conditions.

But who knows, maybe Namibia, Mexico, Poland, South Korea or Switzerland will offer even more exciting working environments for the future climate "billionaires"? There are rumours that the Swiss are intent on beating the Germans with a GCF hideaway high on a mountain top, with the in/outdoor pool offering a breathtaking view over a melting glacier. 

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