Full Title: DERISKING DECARBONIZATION: Making Green Energy Investments Blue Chip
Author(s): Dan Reicher, Jeff Brown, & David Fedor
Publisher(s): Stanford University
Publication Date: 10/2017

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Description (excerpt):
This framing paper for the launch of the Stanford Clean Energy Finance Initiative considers
the challenge and opportunity of dramatically scaling up global investment in clean energy
deployment. Simply put, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that we are currently
investing globally roughly one-third of the private and public funds necessary to have a shot
at staying within the 2 degrees Centigrade warming threshold that could help avoid the most
severe impacts of climate change. This paper takes a look through an “investor lens” at the risks
that stand in the way of adding tens of trillions of dollars globally over the next 25 years to the
current clean energy investment trajectory.