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Carbon tax could wipe out polluters' profits in pursuit of Paris targets

04.09.2017
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To achieve climate agreement's limit of 2C rise, pricing will have to increase to more than $100 a tonne, says SchrodersMore than $1.5tn (?1.2tn) in company profits worldwide could be erased by taxes required to meet the Paris climate agreement, according to analysis by Schroders. In a stark warning to investors to back more sustainable companies, the fund management group said total earnings of 12,500 global companies could fall by 20% were the world to limit itself to the 2C temperature rise target agreed in Paris through higher taxes. Schroders found prices in emissions trading would need to rise to "well over" $100 a tonne of CO2e from current levels, about $5, to encourage the move away from fossil fuels on the scale that was needed. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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