Decoupling of GDP growth from growth in carbon emissions is taking on an increasing salience since it represents the squaring of the circle necessary to decarbonize the global economy while maintaining economic growth. Now the evidence says that since 2000 the United States has fully decoupled economic growth from carbon emissions: GDP went up by 30 percent over the past 15 years while carbon emissions decreased by 10 percent. This public lecture and presentation will discuss how the transformation of economic growth towards a lower dependency on fossil fuels and related carbon emissions is happening across U.S. states including in Nevada.
Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
Growth Without (Emissions) Growth: State Progress and Drift on Decoupling.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/brookings_lectures_events/110