Study: Doomsday clock is ticking – Green tech is 10x behind in meeting Paris Climate agreement

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Tenfold jump in green tech needed to meet global emissions targets

Green innovations must be developed and spread globally 10 times faster than in the past if we are to limit warming to below the Paris Agreement’s 2 degrees C target

DURHAM, N.C. – The global spread of green technologies must quicken significantly to avoid future rebounds in greenhouse gas emissions, a new Duke University study shows.

“Based on our calculations, we won’t meet the climate warming goals set by the Paris Agreement unless we speed up the spread of clean technology by a full order of magnitude, or about ten times faster than in the past,”

said Gabriele Manoli, a former postdoctoral associate at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, who led the study.

“Radically new strategies to implement technological advances on a global scale and at unprecedented rates are needed if current emissions goals are to be achieved,”…

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