Climate Risk: Measuring, Modelling and Marketing
A special issue of Risks (ISSN 2227-9091).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2016) | Viewed by 4790
Interests: energy derivatives; quantitative climate finance; financial risk management; financial derivatives
The effects of climate change on the world economy have become a major political and economic concern, both in the academic and corporate spheres. Its immense effects on the micro- and macroeconomic scale, and from the production level to the end consumer, took hold and their scope of impact continues to grow. Simultaneously, new regulations are emerging around the globe that aim at reducing emissions and spur low carbon investment.
As a result of these developments, risks attached to the direct physical impact of climate change, as well as regulatory risks are becoming an increasing concern for academics and practitioners alike.
The emerging fields of Climate Economics and Climate Finance aim at addressing these concerns, both by integrating climate risks within traditional frameworks and by developing new ideas and techniques to assess and protect against its impact. Deriving implications for practitioners in finance and industry, as well as for policy makers, is of growing importance. However, as a relatively young and burgeoning field and due to its inter-disciplinary nature, fundamental research is highly valuable and indispensable.
The aim of this special issue is to highlight outstanding contributions, the topics of which can be related to, but need not be limited to the quantitative assessment of
- direct physical risk due to climate change (declining crop yields, extreme weather events,rising sea levels etc.);
- risks associated to health care, epidemics and humanitarian crises;
- regulatory risks (potential taxes, emissions trading schemes, discretionary interventions etc.);
- risks associated to reputation and public relations.
Furthermore, a special invitation is extended towards contributions related to problems of adapting to climate risks in capital management, such as:
- portfolio management facing new technologies and stranding risks of conventional assets and
- newly emerging derivative markets related to the capitalisation of climate risks.
Similarly, contributions to the economic literature on robust and/or resilient climate policy instruments are especially called for.
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Kiesel
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- Climate Risk
- Regulatory Risk
- Green Finance
- Climate Robust Policies