This Executive Report is “Carbon 101” for those who need to know the ins and outs of carbon finance and the carbon markets. This concise executive report will enable you to quickly grasp the principles behind carbon finance and climate change allowing you to understand the financial implications and originate, finance, structure, invest, insure and trade products with a carbon angle through practical practitioner led guidance and case studies.
By reading this concise Executive Report you will quickly get up-to-speed on this booming financial sector and its future prospects. A Guide to Carbon Finance will help you to answer the questions:
What is the international basis for the origination of carbon assets?
How do we originate and create carbon assets?
How are carbon mitigation and adaptation projects financed?
How to structure innovative deals in the carbon marketplace?
How do asset managers and corporations invest in the carbon space?
What insuring solutions are needed for the low carbon economy?
How and where can carbon assets be traded?
Recommended reading for senior executives in investment banks and structured products, CEOs/CIOs of wealth managers, wealth management firms, hedge funds and trustees of pension funds. This is especially recommended reading for anyone hoping to take advantage of the boom in carbon finance, carbon trading, weather derivatives, clean tech, low carbon products, clean energy, green and environmental services and investments.
- Book 9781906348205XY / EBook 9781906348953
- Publish date
- 1 Apr 2009
- Executive report
Table of contents
Alderman Ian Luder
List of Abbreviations
Glossary of terms
1 Carbonomics – The New World of Carbon Finance
Human Induced Climate Change is Real and Upon Us
Impact on the Finance Sector
Impact on the Insurance Sector
Carbon as a Future Asset Class
The Carbonomics Value Chain
What is a Carbon Asset?
How Carbon Assets are Created (Through CDM and JI)
Risks in the CDM Market
Voluntary Carbon Market
Introduction: Mitigation and Adaptation
The Carbon Asset and Project Finance
Financing Clean Tech Through Venture Capital
Carbon Facilities to Secure Carbon Assets
Carbon Purchasing Pools or Buyers Pools
The Growth of Carbon Funds
Role of Investor Groups and Reasons Why?
Investing in Solutions to Climate Change
Rise of “Green” Mutual Funds
Investing by Hedge Funds
Investing by Carbon Funds
Investing by Businesses and Corporations to Face the
Potential Business Opportunity
Role of Insurance Industry in Managing Climate
Weather Related Risks and Instruments
CDM Insurance for Carbon Credits
Introduction to Carbon Trading
International Accords for Carbon Trading
The EU Emissions Trading Scheme
Spot Trading versus Auctions
The Chicago Climate Exchange
Kyoto Protocol – Post-2012
Link between Carbon Price and Energy Commodities
Investment Opportunities in Climate Change
"Dr Tang’s Executive Report "A Guide to Carbon Finance – Carbonomics for a Credit Constrained World" provides welcome new thinking on the emerging sector of environmental finance and I am sure it will be of interest not just to industry professionals, but to the laymen who want to know more about this exciting new area of the Global Economy."
Alderman Ian Luder
The Rt. Hon the Lord Mayor of London