In this article,
The decoupling delusion: rethinking growth and sustainability
the concept of De-Coupling is presented and three point of arguments are lucidly discussed.
It points out to what we might actually be missing while within the subject of De-coupling of economic growth with environmental impacts.
And opens the question again
1. is Growth unlimited?
2. Are we measuring it right by GDP?
In this article you can also find a really interesting article published in 2012
"The material footprint of nations" (http://www.pnas.org/content/112/20/6271.full )
by the National Academy of Sciences, USA