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Asia learns to run while exhaling less CO2

Growth appears to be 'decoupling' from greenhouse gas emissions

A plant in Yokaichi, Mie Prefecture Japan. The world has managed to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions needed to boost economic growth.

TOKYO -- Slowly but surely, the world is learning to grow its economy while emitting less.

Over the 15 years to 2015, the amount of global carbon dioxide emissions per unit of gross domestic product dropped by about 20%.

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