PwC Low Carbon Economy Index 2016
Germany ranks 11th in business consultancy PwC’s Low Carbon Economy Index 2016 because the country’s carbon intensity fell 1.1 percent in 2015. The Paris Agreement implies that Germany’s carbon intensity must fall 3.1 percent per year between 2015 and 2030, according to PwC. For the first time, China topped the index as a result of falling coal use and a shifting economic base with rapid growth in less carbon-intensive services.
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