OECD Forum 2014: Is Investing in Fossil Fuels a Risky Business?
Monday 5 May
17:00 - 18:30
Blue Amphitheatre
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Governments are facing a fundamental dilemma: to take early action to come to grips with the risks of climate change in a way that is compatible with economic growth, or see their ability to limit this threat slip from their hands with the risk of unacceptable costs of inaction. Discussions are vital on the road to the UN Climate Summit in September 2014 and ultimately to an agreement at the 21st UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015. Finance and investment are key areas that will make change happen. Fossil fuels are not the future, yet investment decisions currently being made in the market appear to assume that they will remain the dominant source of energy. Are markets once again mispricing risk?

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