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Report on the financial risk of climate change in a transition to a low-carbon world

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Mantle314’s research paper for the University of British Columbia (UBC) highlights for investors how climate change science and risks translate into financial impacts. This report looks specifically at the energy sector, which contains the most high-risk companies because of their significant contribution to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their ongoing production of fossil fuel products.

The paper also examines climate risks across other sectors – risks investors will need to consider in order to build portfolio-wide resilience to the low-carbon transition. Whether the transition to a low-carbon economy is gradual or rapid, the eventual outcome remains the same: demand for fossil fuels will decrease over the long-term.

The report starts on page 5 and was published as part of the UBC’s Board of Governors’ responsible investing update.