Chances of meeting 2°c goal ‘slipping away’

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

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

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 in the consultancy’s previous analysis. PwC says the slow start to decarbonisation efforts means the task ahead of governments is becoming much harder.

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