Researchers at the University of East Anglia, UK, and the Global Carbon Project found that carbon emissions could decline by 0.6% in 2015, a departure from a decade of growing 2.4% per year. The research, published in Nature Climate Change, attributes the decline to a reduction in China’s coal consumption as its economy slows and it moves to cleaner, renewable energy sources.
... The results are in line with a pair of analyses released earlier this year by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the International Energy Agency, which show the rate of global emissions growth slowing significantly in 2014.
... US President Barack Obama emphasized this new trend in a 30 November speech in paris, saying that it has “broken the old arguments for inaction”. “We have proved that strong economic growth and a safer environment no longer have to conflict with one another.
I will skip the usual uncertainties about China's coal consumption in 2015. You can read the news report linked-in above to get the details. I am more interested in Obama's decoupling claim—"we have proved that strong economic growth and a safer environment no longer have to conflict with one another."