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Low-carbon investment risks and de-risking

Nature Climate Change volume 4, pages 237239 (2014) | Download Citation

Effective mitigation of climate change requires investment flows to be redirected from high- to low-carbon technologies. However, especially in developing countries, low-carbon investments often suffer from high risks. More research is needed to address these risks and allow sound policy decisions to be made.

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I thank V. Hoffmann, J. Huenteler, C. Niebuhr, C. Bening and further members of SusTec, as well as O. Waissbein and D. Goldblatt for their comments.

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  1. Tobias S. Schmidt is at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH Zürich), Department of Management, Technology, and Economics, Group for Sustainability and Technology (SusTec), Weinbergstrasse 56, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland and the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, Stanford University, 473 Via Ortega, Stanford, California 94305, USA

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