Chances of meeting 2 degrees goal 'slipping away'

Nations need to plan for up to 6°C warming due to slow emissions mitigation says PWC

Meeting the goal of limiting global temperature rise to 2°C by 2050 now appears unlikely because it would require increasingly challenging decarbonisation efforts, warns consultancy PwC.

In a new analysis issued just weeks before the start of the next round of UN climate change negotiations in Doha, PwC estimates that to be on-track global carbon intensity would have to drop by 5.1% annually between now and 2050.

That is a lot more than the annual 3.7% drop estimated by the consultancy in a previous analysis. PwC says the slow start to decarbonisation efforts means the task ahead of governments is becoming much harder.

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