CCF Insights: China’s coal power stranded assets challenge
Please click here to find the latest CCF Insights research note. The note focuses on the emerging threat of stranded assets in the coal power sector. The note finds that due to changed market conditions, coal power utilities may face the threat of asset write-downs, and potentially asset stranding, due to three key factors: displacement by renewable energy sources, falling utilisation rates, and lower than expected demand for electricity. The note provides perspectives from experts and stakeholders in the CCF network on how these challenges could be addressed both by government and the financial sector.
1 March 2016:
Frontline Perspectives from the Paris COP
On the evening of Tuesday, 1st March, in partnership with the Embassy of Canada in China, China Carbon Forum held an exclusive high-level event, Frontline Perspectives from the Paris COP.
The panel discussion was moderated by Mr. Guy Saint-Jacques, the Canadian Ambassador to China, and featured Mr. Su Wei, China’s Chief Negotiator for Climate Change, and Director General of Climate Change Department, National Development and Reform Commission, and Ms. Louise Métivier, Canada’s Chief Negotiator for Climate Change and Assistant Deputy Minister, International Affairs Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Both speakers shared their insights on the Paris COP and the implications of the Paris Agreement, after which they answered questions from the invited guests.
14 DECEMBER 2015:
China Carbon Forum welcomes the signing of the Paris Agreement at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties on Saturday (Paris time). The agreement confirms the commitment from all major parties, including China.
Click the link below for China Carbon Forum’s full statement.