Energy snapshot

CO2 Emissions and Global Economy Growth Rates

Market forces, technology cost reductions, and concerns about climate change and air pollution have been the main forces behind a recent decoupling of emissions and economic growth. While the pause in emissions growth is positive news to improve air pollution, it is not enough to put the world on a path to keep global temperatures from rising above 2°C. In order to take full advantage of the potential of technology improvements and market forces, consistent, transparent and predictable policies are needed worldwide.

Source: IEA finds CO2 emissions flat for third straight year even as global economy grew in 2016

17 March 2017

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