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Is Passing a Tipping Point Avoidable?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s recent AR5 Summary for Policymakers, released March 30th, 2014 included the urgent but obvious observation that "increasing magnitudes of global warming increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive, and irrevocable impacts". Despite the scrutiny on climate systems, dangerous uncertainties still abound. The report states with medium confidence and growing menace that "the precise levels of...

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The Allocated Carbon Budget

Sharp readers of "The Carbon Underground" noticed that global proven reserves and the Carbon Underground 200 both exceeded the carbon budget by a factor of nearly four and a half. Coincidence or typo? Actually, neither. The allocated or adjusted carbon budget of 123 GtCO2 for The Carbon Underground 200 represents the burnable portion of reserves likely to keep global warming under two degrees centigrade. The calculations used to reach 123...

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In Gratitude

We are thrilled with the response to "The Carbon Underground," our research report on the top 200 listed coal, oil and gas companies by estimated carbon reserves. The preparation and launch of the report was a result of the efforts of everyone on our staff, as well as of a number of generous and talented individuals and organizations. We are grateful to everyone who contributed time and effort in order to ensure that our work and our launch were...

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Presenting “The Carbon Underground,” A List of the Top 200 Fossil Fuel Companies

We are pleased to announce the release of "The Carbon Underground: The World's Top 200 Companies, Ranked by the Carbon Content of their Fossil Fuel Reserves." The report provides an update to the top 200 list first published in 2011 by the Carbon Tracker Initiative in their “Unburnable Carbon” report, a groundbreaking paper that linked climate risk and investor risk. We have calculated the carbon emissions embedded in the reported fossil...

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Divestment Survey Suggests Fossil Free Investment Products Lag Investor Need

A recently completed survey conducted with 350.org of retail investors (see FFI Research) suggests broadly held concern about climate change and a growing interest in divestment from fossil fuel companies. While about a fifth of investors still struggle with whether divesting is the best tactic to deal with climate risk, the majority embrace it. Moreover, a whopping 90% of investors are ready to invest once they find a fossil free investment...

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Some Announcements in Celebration of Earth Week



Thank you for visiting our new blog, FFI Perspectives. Throughout the past few months, Fossil Free Indexes has 
undertaken research on the fossil fuel industry and on
 investor attitudes towards divestment, both in preparation for the
 development of fossil free investment products. Now, in celebration of
 Earth
 Week, we are pleased to share the fruits of our labor with you: On Tuesday, April 29, we will release a research report...

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