Decoupling of Global Emissions and Economic Growth Confirmed

Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 12.54.20IEA analysis shows energy-related emissions of CO2 stalled for the second year in a row as renewable energy surged.

Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) – the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – stayed flat for the second year in a row, according to analysis of preliminary data for 2015 released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

“The new figures confirm last year’s surprising but welcome news: we now have seen two straight years of greenhouse gas emissions decoupling from economic growth,” said IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol. “Coming just a few months after the landmark COP21 agreement in Paris, this is yet another boost to the global fight against climate change.”

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