Limiting future climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. According to the Fifth and latest Climate Science Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, cumulative carbon & CO2 emissions to the atmosphere will largely determine how much warming actually takes place. To have a 66 % chance of limiting warming by 2100 to 2 degrees C, cumulative carbon and CO2 emissions must be limited to not more than 1 trillion (1000 billion) tons (by 2100)
AHC Senior Associate Ken Strassner has been presenting data on carbon emissions limitations in an effort to help cultivate a collaborative solution to the energy crisis. Below, from his Carbon Math presentation at our November stakeholder’s meeting come the following questions for discussion.
- What would the direct impacts be of carbon emissions limitations on a company’s reserves, key geographic and product markets and development priorities?
- What are the competitive implications for the business and its portfolio of assets likely to be relative to comparable and competitor companies?
- What should the company’s value-maximizing strategy be for managing its fossil fuel assets?
- What are the key messages and arguments that need to be developed for engaging with investors and other key stakeholders such as governments and NGOs?
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