All countries cut a sorry figure on Paris accord progress

Oct 11, 2018, 7:59 AM EDT
(Source: Becker1999/flickr)
(Source: Becker1999/flickr)

The U.S. did something abominable by pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, but the other signatories to the accord haven’t kept their side of the bargain either.

A new report from consulting giant PwC found all the countries, with no exception, to be a laggard in decarbonizing their economies at the rate that would propel them towards achieving the targets set out in the Paris Agreement, reports Tree Hugger.

With the average decarbonization rate across all countries in 2017 hovering at less than half that required to put the world on track to hit 2 degree Celsius capping in warming, the global greenhouse emissions actually leaped by 1.1 percent last year, notes Business Green.