Beyond the Tipping Point? How the US Withdrawal From the Paris Agreement May or May Not Affect Short- and Medium-Term Investment in Energy & Emissions

The Conference Board, Inc., 36 pages, January 5, 2018
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How does US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement affect energy-related investments? With the world on a path to reduce emissions, US policy may not alter investment decisions in the near term. But future uncertainty over US policy could.

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The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement raises many questions about the future of climate policy and subsequent effects on investments in renewables and fossil fuels. With the rest of the world already headed down a path to reduce emissions, are firms’ investment decisions beyond a tipping point or could the withdrawal—and deregulation—cause so much uncertainty about the US role in climate policy that they disrupt investment?

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