Ten reasons 2 degrees will be tough to achieve

By David Hone

The proposition that energy efficiency reduces emissions seems to ignore the cumulative nature of carbon emissions and is apparently based on the notion that energy efficiency is somehow separate to growth and economic activity.  What is wrong with this is that the counterfactual – i. e. that the economy would have used more energy but grown by the same amount – probably doesn’t exist.

The likely agreement will not, however, produce global emissions within the window of paths to 2050 that are consistent with frequently proposed climate goals, raising questions about follow-up steps in the development of a climate regime.

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