Stranded Assets: How can policymakers act to ensure economic stability while reducing emissions?05 November 2014
A joint-UKSIF event with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change (APPCCG)
10 am – 12 pm
At the UN Climate Summit in New York David Cameron assured us that the UK is on track to cut emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. This target – and the resulting global agreement – will have significant implications for industry and investors and will almost certainly lead to assets being ‘stranded’ throughout the economy. A situation where carbon-dioxide emitting fossil fuels are rendered ‘unburnable’ and investments can no longer earn a return.
How should policymakers react?
This event will bring together a panel of experts to discuss the current potential for a ‘carbon bubble’ and the associated risks to economic stability, opportunities for economic growth and carbon emission reduction, consider shale gas and CCS technology progress and advise on practical next steps.
Chair: Mr. Tim Yeo MP
Mark Campanale and Anthony Hobley, Carbon Tracker Initiative
Ben Caldecott, Univ. of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
Charlie Kronick, Greenpeace UK
Marieke Beckmann, National Physical Laboratory
Jon Gibbins, UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre
Angus McCrone, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
If you are a member you can request to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.