Find a round up of Carbon Tracker’s research and outreach activity in 2022.

In 2022 we saw global shocks catalysed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, just as the world was beginning to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to the impact of these events, most economies were shaping policies, financial regulations, and market mechanisms around their climate goals. Whilst this is still true, the extra stress caused by the war in Ukraine has resulted in a new urgency and impetus for accelerating the energy transition.

Energy markets responded by looking for new mechanisms and out-of-market approaches, to wean off fossil fuels or – in the case of energy intense economies – secure investments for system stability – including creating greater efficiencies and security.

As the world confronts these challenges, our work has become more important and urgent than ever.

Our in-depth country research enables investors to assess climate risks that stakeholders may consider in their transition plans.

By focusing investors on climate change as a financial threat we can accelerate the shift away from risks posed by fossil fuel-stranded assets, resulting in a managed and swift transition. Providing company profiles informs investors and asset managers on specific risks carried by fossil assets, against projected models of the energy transition and the companies’ own Net Zero statements.

The scientific data analysis and financial reasoning that drives our work is valued not only by investors, but by a wide range of elected officials, regulators, policymakers and NGOs. Even in highly-regulated markets, our research assists stakeholders in influencing.