The Low Carbon Economy Index 2016

The latest Low Carbon Economy Index report from PwC has revealed that China led the way in decreasing its carbon intensity during 2015, in a year which saw global carbon intensity drop by 2.8%, double the average fall of 1.3%. The report detailing the carbon intensity of the world’s major economies — where carbon intensity is the emissions per unit of GDP. In the past, carbon intensity went up alongside economic growth, a pairing that many economists and experts believed was inseparable. However, over the last few years we have seen time and time again that economic growth need not necessarily also see a rise in carbon intensity.

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