About Carbon Tracker

Carbon Tracker is an independent financial think tank which provides in-depth analysis on the impact of climate change on capital markets and investment in fossil fuels, mapping risk, opportunity and the route to a low carbon future.

Carbon Tracker is a team of financial, energy and legal experts with a ground breaking approach to limiting future greenhouse gas emissions.

We have the technical knowledge, connections and reach to get inside the mind-set of the global financial community and effect change on a global scale. We are a non-profit, independent organisation, free from the commercial constraints of mainstream analysts and able to set our own research agenda.

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Our Focus

Scientists worldwide are now agreed that continuing emissions of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and long-lasting change in all components of the climate system, increasing likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems.

We are a team of financial, energy and legal experts with a ground breaking approach to limiting future greenhouse gas emissions and the scale of their impact. Our aim is to raise awareness among key decision makers about the risks that fossil fuel investments pose to financial stability. In this way we are challenging the status quo allocation of capital and shifting the financial markets system towards supporting a low carbon future.

We are doing this using a new language and framework that approaches climate change not as something happening “out there” but something that will affect everyone financially.

“Carbon Tracker has triggered the Climate Swerve – a major historical change in consciousness that is neither predictable nor orderly.”

The Climate Swerve – Robert Jay Lifton, The New York Times, August 2014

“Governments have agreed to limit global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius. Governments have also agreed to put in place the pathways to deliver this with a new and universal agreement in Paris towards the end of 2015. In order to reach this goal, large amounts of coal and oil will have to stay in the ground, unburnt. Carbon Tracker’s new [oil and coal cost] ‘Curves’ report indicates where in respect to the oil industry some of those stranded assets and some of those red lines will lie.”

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), May 2014