It was the dawn of a new age, and we were in the middle of a global energy revolution.
But for some, the time was ripe for a radical rethink.
A $1 billion energy project that could be scaled up for a billion people, the Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy (GAESA) is one of the most ambitious global initiatives the world has seen.
The initiative has received support from governments, foundations and corporations, as well as the United Nations and private citizens.
And now, the world is poised to begin cutting down the biggest trees in the world.
The initiative is one part of a $10 trillion energy plan announced by President Donald Trump and other global leaders on Monday.
It’s called the Global Climate Alliance (GCA), and it is the brainchild of an alliance of governments, investors and business leaders.
And the effort is the latest in a string of ambitious and radical projects designed to help transform the world of fossil fuels, energy efficiency, and climate change.
“I’m excited about the idea of bringing a billion trees down to earth,” said Peter Pomeranz, a climate and energy expert with the International Energy Agency.
“It’s an amazing opportunity to get that carbon in our system out of the atmosphere.”
A Global Alliance to Save the Planet (GASP)The GCA aims to create 1.6 million gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity, which is equivalent to the equivalent of 20 million nuclear reactors.
That is the equivalent to 1.5 percent of the global power grid.
The program’s leaders believe that the GCA could save the Earth’s forests from dying off at the rate of 1,200 trees per year by 2050.
And it could save us $1 trillion in carbon emissions, according to an analysis by the World Resources Institute.GAESA is the first global energy initiative focused on the environment, and its goal is to help countries like Indonesia and India, which are facing rising water and energy demands, meet their commitments to cut carbon emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, according the GCI.
The group aims to raise $1-billion for a $3 billion project that would be the largest forest clearing program in the planet.
The Global Alliance is the culmination of decades of collaboration between governments, private companies, foundations, and NGOs.
The goal of the project is to reach 100 billion people by 2050 by reducing carbon emissions.
In Indonesia, a group of private citizens led by the Indonesian government has committed $1 million toward the GCAs ambitious goal.
The private investors have invested more than $100 million into the project.
And a $250 million grant from the World Bank and the Global Fund for Sustainable Development was also committed.
A second Global Alliance project, called the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), aims to help developing countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent from their 1990 levels.
That project, funded by the US State Department, will be the biggest and most ambitious effort in the global effort to tackle climate change and address climate change impacts in the developing world.
“We’ve seen that the SDGs have a huge impact on the global economy, and the impact has been tremendous,” said Mark Zandi, chief economic strategist at Moody’s Analytics.
“These projects have a tremendous amount of promise.”
But the effort has also attracted criticism from environmentalists, who argue that the money is being used to fund projects that have been proven to be ineffective.
“This is a massive waste of money,” said Andrew Stroeve, executive director of Greenpeace Indonesia.
“The GCAs biggest losers in the process are people in developing countries who are dying of hunger and lack of food.”
The GCAnalyst project estimates that the global Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) reductions achieved through GCA alone will cost the world $4.7 trillion in lost productivity over the next 15 years.
The cost of that loss will exceed the entire annual GDP of China and Russia combined.
And that is just the cost of lost productivity from deforestation alone.
While the GC’s biggest winners are wealthy countries, the environmental benefits of cutting down trees will be hard to justify, experts say.
In India alone, for example, a forest clearance program costing $50 million per year would result in a net loss of around $8 billion per year, according Stroeave.
For the same reason, the GC is also expected to contribute to global warming by contributing to global forest degradation.
The World Bank estimates that clearing more than 200 million hectares of forests could increase the temperature of the planet by as much as 0.1 degrees Celsius.
In an effort to cut down on the amount of CO2 emitted by burning fossil fuels in the developed world, the Green Climate Fund has invested in companies that have proven to generate more CO2 than burning natural gas.
According to the Green Clean Energy Council, more than 70% of the world´s carbon emissions come from fossil fuels.
“There’s a lot of good in GC, but