Article published in Environmental Modeling & Assessment, volume 27
One of the ways for achieving the goals set by the Paris Agreement is to set a price on greenhouse gas emissions. However, a rapid increase in this price may have a financial impact and increase the credit risk of companies. Using medium (2024) and long-term (2060) scenarios, this study analyzes the credit risk sensitivity of 763 international companies. The Energy, Utilities, and Materials sectors are the most affected, with a higher and more heterogeneous risk for the Utilities. However, the risk only becomes significant in the long term. A strengthening of greenhouse gas emission pricing mechanisms therefore seems achievable in the medium term without compromising financial stability.
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This article identifies supply and demand shocks in the oil and gas market using monthly data (from January 2008 to December 2021) and explores their impact on clean energy stock returns in Europe. Our results show that a negative gas supply shock positively affects clean energy stocks, while a negative shock in global oil supply does not have...