8 reasons the low-carbon economy is gaining momentum

  1. In 2013, for the first time, the world added more low-carbon electricity capacity than fossil fuel capacity.
  2. Global economic growth and CO2 emissions are beginning to decouple. The global economy grew by 3% last year, but CO2 emissions did not rise.
  3. 40 countries and 20 sub-national regions have adopted or are planning carbon pricing.
  4. Solar PV modules are about 80% cheaper than they were in 2008.
  5. Global business networks representing 6.5 million companies have called for strong climate action.
  6. Each dollar invested in renewables busy more capacity than ever. US$270 billion invested in renewables in 2014 bought 36% more capacity than US$USD279 billion spent in 2011.
  7. Sustainable companies have outperformed their peers by 9.1% over the past 4 years.
  8. The global market for low-carbon goods and services is worth more than $5.5 trillion and is growing at 3% per year.

Source: 2015.newclimateeconomy.report  (Note:  you should really follow this firm)