Chances of meeting 2 degrees goal 'slipping away'

Meeting the goal of limiting global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius by 2050 now requires an annual 5.1% drop in global carbon intensity, says PwC

Meeting the goal of limiting global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius 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 drop by 5.1% annually between now and 2050.

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

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