Akademiets utvalg for klima, miljø og ressursbruk

Should climate policies be directed towards fossil fuel producers?

Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi, Drammensveien 78

During decades of international climate policy negotiations, aiming to limit demand for fossil fuels, the stock of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased considerably, and even the flow of emissions to the atmosphere continues to grow.

To reach the Paris Agreement’s goal of keeping global warming well below 2°C, substantial parts of the world’s fossil fuels simply cannot be combusted and must be left in the ground. Recent work thus suggests redirecting climate policies toward fossil fuel producers directly by capping the flows of extraction and restricting the stocks of resources available for exploration. Could this be an effective measure to reduce carbon emissions?

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18:00          Welcome and background for today's meeting
                         Nils Chr. Stenseth, Chair of the Academy’s committee on Climate,
                         Environment and Resources
18:10          Title tbc
Scott Barrett, Columbia University

18:40          Title tbc 
Karine Nyborg, Universitetet i Oslo
19:00           Title tbc 
                         Thomas Sterner, University of Gothenburg

19:10          Panel Debate

                     Rikard Gaarder Knutsen  OED,
20:00          End 


The meeting is open for all, but requires registration here