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Absolute Decoupling of Economic Growth and Emissions in 32 Countries

The Breakthrough Institute‘s Zeke Hausfather writes about the relationship between economic growth and emissions reductions.

The C3 Take
  • The Breakthrough Institute’s analysis shows that in countries with high GDP growth, emissions are declining. In other words, free economies are clean economies.
  • In the United States, we have seen impressive emissions reductions while our GDP has continued to grow.
  • As we look to reduce global CO2 emissions the answer is more free markets and growth, not less.

“[T]here is increasing evidence that the world is on track to absolutely decouple CO2 emissions and economic growth — with global CO2 emissions potentially having peaked in 2019 and unlikely to increase substantially in the coming decade.”

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