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Group pitches target for major CO2 emitters as 2 degree goal slips away

WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters Point Carbon) – A U.S. think tank on Thursday proposed that the world’s 17 biggest emitters set a target to source 40 percent of their electricity from zero-carbon sources by 2035 to meet a UN-agreed goal to stabilize global temperature rises at 2 degrees C – a goal that new data shows will be nearly impossible to achieve.

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