By Amy GoodmanByAmy GoodmanWith a massive amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere each year, the world’s environmental activists and environmental groups are already trying to find ways to address the problem.
The group called The World Resources Institute has released a new initiative called The Climate Leadership Alliance to encourage other groups to engage with their counterparts in other countries to address climate change.
The Alliance’s website outlines five goals to achieve in order to help countries prepare for and mitigate climate change: to reduce global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by mid-century; to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050; to reduce climate-related risks to human health and the environment to no more than 1.2 degrees Celsius; and to achieve zero emissions by 2050.
The climate change initiatives are not new, and The World Resource Institute is not a new group.
The organization has long promoted climate change and has worked with NGOs, governments and corporations to combat climate change in the United States.
The group’s website states that it is “committed to working with communities, organizations and the private sector to reduce our impact on the planet, including the threat to human survival posed by climate change.”
The Climate Leadership Institute has been working with other environmental groups in the past, including United Nations Environment Program and Greenpeace, to develop strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.