Frank Jotzo, Decarbonizing the World Economy, The Solutions Journal, Volume 7, Issue 3, May 2016, Pages 74-83 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/5698/) Abstract: In 2014 global economic output grew by three percent, while global carbon dioxide emissions remained constant. For 2015, a fall in emissions is expected, with the global economy again growing at around the long-term average. The key factor is that emissions growth in China has slowed significantly, along with reductions across developed countries.1   Has the world managed to decouple economic growth from emissions? Is humanity on the way to sustained reductions in emissions, thus avoiding the worst of future climate change impacts?   It would be surprising if it were so. The pledges that countries have made under the Paris climate agreement would have global emissions continuing to grow slowly until around 2030, and then declining only very gradually.2 Much stronger action will be needed to take the carbon out of energy and industrial systems at a rate that will limit global warming to two degrees or less.   The dilemma is that the traditional … Topics: Climate Change; Economy; Sustainability; Technology