Pathway to a low carbon economy

Low Carbon Economy Index 2014 | 2 degrees of separation: ambition and reality

2013 brings a glimmer of hope, with global growth in emissions of only 1.8%, the slowest rate of emissions growth since 2008-2009, when carbon emissions fell as a result of the global recession. The global decarbonisation rate is also the highest since 2008, standing at 1.2%, compared to 0.8% in 2012.

Nevertheless, it is still only one fifth of the decarbonisation rate required.
Currently, the LCEI shows the global economy would need to cut its carbon intensity by 6.2% a year, every year to 2100, to achieve a 2 degree warming target.
Pathway to low carbon economy

Pathway to Low Carbon Economy