IEA’s 2015 carbon audit points to growth-emissions ‘decoupling’

March 16, 2016

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A new International Energy Agency (IEA) analysis of global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions points to a “decoupling” of greenhouse-gas emissions from economic growth, with emissions having remained flat in 2015, notwithstanding global economic growth during the year of over 3%. Global CO2 emissions were recorded at 32.1-billion tonnes in 2015, which was more or less in line with emissions recorded in 2013 and 2014.

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