WHO WE ARE

Carbon Tracker Initiative is a non-profit independent financial think tank that carries out in-depth analysis on the impact of the energy transition on financial markets and the consequences of potential investment in high-cost, carbon-intensive fossil fuels. We provide data and asset-level analysis to various stakeholders in order to support an energy system that stays within a 1.5˚C global average temperature rise. ​

 

At its inception Carbon Tracker re-framed the climate problem as a financial risk, terming and popularising the key concepts the "carbon bubble”, "stranded assets", and “unburnable carbon”. Our work has moved these concepts from obscurity to the core of any discussion of climate change and financial risk management, helping to mobilise investors and financial regulators into action.

 

Our team of financial market, energy, legal and communications specialists apply ground-breaking research using leading industry databases to map both risk and opportunity for investors on the path to a low-carbon future.

WHY COP26?

The United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) is an annual event to strengthen the global response to climate change by limiting average global temperature rise. 

 

Carbon Tracker has participated at COP since our inception. We were in Paris in 2015 for the signing of the landmark Paris Agreement, we experienced Marrakech, were presence at Bonn, took on Katowice and in 2019 sent the team to Madrid. 

And this will be no different for Glasgow. 

The biggest challenge of our time is climate change and we need to work together to deliver a cleaner, greener world and build back better for present and future generations.
Alok Sharma, COP26 President