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Séminaire du CIRED : Christophe McGlade (Agence Internationale de l’Energie)

par Arancha Sánchez - publié le , mis à jour le

Disentangling the risks of fossil fuel asset stranding

Firm pursuit of a 2 °C trajectory for greenhouse gas emissions represents a relatively new and pervasive risk for the fossil fuel industry. It will have profound consequences for the role of fossil fuels in the global energy system as consumption will need to fall to meet climate goals. Will these reductions in demand put the upstream oil and gas industry at risk of severe losses, with assets left stranded by falling demand, or can the transition to a low-carbon economy be managed smoothly, with losses kept to a minimum ? This talk will explore these issues, including identifying where risks are most prevalent for the different fossil fuels, the ongoing stranded asset debate, and the impacts of stop-and-go cycles of policy volatility on the fossil fuel industry.