Repeal “Protecting Native Prairies And Grasslands”
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #553 “Protecting Native Prairies And Grasslands” (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: All Businesses - Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Recognising the noble intentions of GAR #553 “Protecting Native Prairies and Grasslands” to protect and preserve these unique ecosystems, yet finding itself in disagreement with the manner in which it seeks to achieve its goals and intents, the General Assembly hereby finds the following:
- GAR #553 bans all development and many kinds of human activity in and around prairies, even in member nations in which this habitat is widespread and not under threat. It has the potential to devastate the economies of member nations, especially developing nations, that have extensive grasslands of the species in question. This lack of progress and development as a result of the resolution’s restrictions will eventually bring about severe housing and food shortages, and dangerous overpopulation in such nations.
- Furthermore, the target resolution makes a great display of ignorance regarding the diverse nature of the members of this international body, by failing to recognise that in some member nations tall grasses of the type that it seeks to protect may be an invasive species. It prevents nations with similarly unique and often fragile environments from taking steps to protect and restore their own threatened ecosystems.
- In addition, GAR #553 unnecessarily places onerous restrictions on member nations, when General Assembly Resolution #465 “Preventing Species Extinction” already charges member nations in Clause 2 “to develop and faithfully implement WAESC-approved conservation plans to protect all at-risk species within their own jurisdiction”. As a detailed and reasonable resolution, it acts to compensate member nations negatively affected by the need for environmental protection, rendering the inflexible and punitive GAR #553 effectively redundant.
- Lastly, tall grass prairies, as narrowly defined by the target resolution, are a rare habitat only occurring in a small proportion of the nations of the World Assembly. As such, their protection is a local matter not well suited to international law. Achieving protection of sensitive biomes across member nations in this way would require dozens of resolutions, each devoted to a specific habitat and each of no relevance to the vast majority of member nations. Rather than waste its time with such a piecemeal approach, the Assembly looks forward to the future passage of legislation with the flexibility to protect each member state’s key natural assets, whatever they might be, and concludes that GAR #553 is an obstruction to such a resolution.
And therefore, the General Assembly repeals GAR #553 “Protecting Native Prairies and Grasslands”.