A systematic review of the evidence on decoupling of GDP, resource use and GHG emissions, part II: synthesizing the insights

@article{Haberl2020ASR,
  title={A systematic review of the evidence on decoupling of GDP, resource use and GHG emissions, part II: synthesizing the insights},
  author={Helmut Haberl and Dominik Wiedenhofer and Doris Vir{\'a}g and Gerald Kalt and Barbara Plank and Paul E. Brockway and Tomer Fishman and Daniel Hausknost and Fridolin Krausmann and Bartholom{\"a}us Leon-Gruchalski and Andreas Mayer and Melanie Pichler and Anke Schaffartzik and T{\^a}nia Sousa and Jan Streeck and Felix Creutzig},
  journal={Environmental Research Letters},
  year={2020},
  volume={15}
}
Strategies toward ambitious climate targets usually rely on the concept of ‘decoupling’; that is, they aim at promoting economic growth while reducing the use of natural resources and GHG emissions. GDP growth coinciding with absolute reductions in emissions or resource use is denoted as ‘absolute decoupling’, as opposed to ‘relative decoupling’, where resource use or emissions increase less so than does GDP. Based on the bibliometric mapping in part I (Wiedenhofer et al, Environ. Res. Lett. 15… 
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