The cooperative umbrella group of nations formed by the United States and Canada to help promote a world free of fossil fuels and climate change is announcing a global offensive against climate change, pledging to help solve “troubling” problems like poverty and hunger and to create jobs.
The alliance, which has more than 50 members across the United Nations, has called on other countries to join in, saying it will help develop solutions that can be applied in all parts of the world, including developing nations.
The coalition is trying to harness the power of global technology to solve some of the biggest problems facing the planet today, like climate change.
Co-chairs of the alliance include China, Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the European Union.
The effort is aimed at tackling the most pressing challenges to humanity: poverty and malnutrition, the spread of infectious diseases, and the spread and spread of pollution.
Coauthors include a former vice president of China, who is now a professor of environmental science at the University of Michigan.
The coal-fired power plants of the United Kingdom, Australia and Indonesia are among those in the alliance that will be targeted, along with many others.
The coal-burning power plants have been the biggest driver of climate change since the early 1990s.
Coal-burning plants, including those in Japan, China, South Korea and the United states, produce roughly half of the greenhouse gas emissions in the world.
The United Nations estimates that the global carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector alone are responsible for more than 80 percent of the increase in the global average temperature since the Industrial Revolution.
The group said it will invest more than $2 billion over five years to develop solutions for poverty and disease, and said that its new projects, which have yet to be identified, will help address global problems like climate disruption, hunger, hunger-related migration and climate-related inequality.
The first project, a partnership between the coalition and the World Bank, will focus on providing loans for countries to develop their own renewable energy projects, and to use technology and data to assess whether such projects could be viable and economically viable.
The second project will focus specifically on climate-sensitive areas of the developing world, which are currently unable to access a reliable energy source because of political or other barriers.
Co-chairs also want to expand cooperation on the issue of climate justice.
They hope that the development of such a global climate coalition, which they envision would include a number of other organizations, will enable them to help develop more effective strategies for tackling climate change in the developing worlds.
The initiative comes as global leaders meet in Berlin to discuss climate change and to promote the Paris climate agreement.
President Donald Trump has suggested that he would be willing to leave the accord, but has so far been silent about the initiative.