Timothée Parrique: Decoupling in the IPCC Report

It’s the Galileo affair of the 21st century: Has economic growth in developed countries decoupled from environmental pressures? For the last decade, the prevailing (yet unproven) answer was: yes, it has – high-income nations have greened their growth which means that they can now increase their GDP while reducing their emissions. This illusion of a scientific consensus has served as the backbone of most environmental policies in the world. 

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