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Carbon Environmental Commodities 2010

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    • Carbon Emissions and its mitigation The environmental markets February 2010 ijjkbkjknkl
    • Climate Change – Some observations ijjkbkjknkl
    • The problem… Source: US National Academy of Sciences Source: Climatic Research Unit; University of East Anglia.
    • Climate change ------ is the earth warming up? September 1979 September 2005
    • Climatology: Global and Regional Troubles
      • Increases in global temperature would have impact on physical and biological systems
        • Early flowering of trees;
        • Declines in plant and animal population
      • IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ---- emphasis on scenarios of projected changes in temperatures and hydrological indicators
      • The resulting variation in water cycle is likely to cause increased risk of drought and floods.
        • Degradation of water quality
        • Rise in sea level
      • Rising temperatures to influence crop yields
      • Frequency of deaths due to climate changes increase
        • WHO has estimated 150,000 increased deaths each year due to incidence of diseases
        • Movement in temperatures by 1 unit would easily double this number
    • Carbon emissions ---- as it grows!!! Source: EIA Source: IEA ----Carbon emissions by region (1973), (2004)
    • Carbon Emissions -------- who is doing it? Global primary energy demand is projected to grow by more than 50% between now and 2030, at around 1.6% per year. Fossil fuels remain the predominant source of energy to 2030, accounting for 83% of the overall increase in energy demand between 2004 and 2030. Coal sees the biggest increase in demand in absolute terms, driven by power generation. China and India account for almost four-fifths of the incremental demand for coal.
    • Some terminology
      • Abate . Used in the sense of “to bring down” or “to reduce or lessen in degree or intensity” and applied to the rate of emission of greenhouse gases.
      • Mitigate . This word is used in two different ways in the climate-change literature:
        • (1) to take steps ex ante to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, i.e. to abate; and
        • (2) to take steps to reduce, ex post , the effects of greenhouse gas emissions, i.e. to adapt.
      • Adaptation . The process whereby economies adjust to the effects of climate change.
    • Climate change ------ what measures?
    • Activity Timeline….. Source: World Resource Institute; www.wri.org
    • Activity Timeline….. Source: World Resource Institute; www.wri.org
    • Kyoto Protocol Status
    • Investment Framework for climate change analysis
    • Impact of Climate Change on IBanking/Capital Markets
      • Investment banks will also gain from new trading markets,
        • e.g. carbon emissions, weather futures etc, not least given the central role
        • envisaged for market prices in addressing the impact of climate change.
      • Outstanding weather futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) grew 800% between end 2004 and September 2005 to reach US$22bn.
      • The World Bank estimated the size of the global carbon trading market at US$22bn in September 2006, representing annualised growth of 167%.
      • The impact on proprietary trading profits from existing secondary markets will also be important.
      • If global warming leads to greater market volatility owing to an uncertain economic outlook, trading revenues may be impacted.
    • Impact of Climate Change on Insurance
      • Retailing industry will also be influenced by climate change……how?
      • The silicon industry??
    • Growing catastrophic risk!! Source: EIA, Swiss Re manuscripts
    • EUA pricing………
    • CDM Model for sustainable future ijjkbkjknkl
    • Kyoto Flexibility Mechanisms
      • AAU--- Assigned amount units
      • CER – Certified emission reduction
      • ERU – Emission Reduction Unit
      Source: UNEP
    • CDM Project Cycle Reference for up-to-date list of methodologies
    • CDM---- By Sector Source: UNEP, Eco securities Projects by Sector CERs received by sector The projects involving the most potent GHGs such as HFCs, PFCs or N2O (2% by number of projects) nevertheless lead to the issuance of most CERs. Although about 80% of CDM projects are either renewable energy or methane reduction projects, their emission reductions pale in comparison to HFC and N2O, with only 33% of total CERs issued. GWP
    • Project Cycle Source: Eco securities
    • Parties involved….. Source: Eco securities
    • Carbon Finance ijjkbkjknkl
    • Drivers and opportunities Source: World Bank, varied.
    • Where does the buck come from? Carbon Funds Multilateral and private financiers www.carbonexpo.com Source: UNEP, varied sources
    • Where does the buck come from?
    • Cash flow schema for a CDM project -- ---- financial model Source: Eco securities
    • Project Risks and need for sensitivity analysis Source: Eco securities
    • Technology – as we cut out the carbon! Source: IEA, 2004.
    • What are banks doing about it?
    • Europe ------ as in 2005/06 Source: Environmental Finance, May 2005.
    • Carbon finance: driving sustainable investments!!