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Climate and Carbon

IHS Markit Climate and Carbon service offers expert analysis of climate-related policies, markets, and technology trends to inform and support corporate strategy, investments, decision making and disclosure.

IHS Markit Climate and Carbon service is designed for decision makers needing to deliver on corporate emissions reduction targets and manage the risks that changing climate policies and the low carbon energy transition pose to their business.

Mounting global concern over the impact of climate change, as demonstrated by the more than 190 governments that adopted the 2015 Paris Agreement, has compelled companies to explore different strategies for a lower carbon world. Following the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD), investors are calling for greater transparency in the use of low carbon scenarios and key reporting metrics; making it critical for organizations to understand the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.

The Climate and Carbon analysis unites and enhances research and data from across IHS Markit to deliver an integrated, multi-sector perspective on key topics in the climate debate, including:

  • The implementation and implications of the Paris Agreement for energy producers and consumers
  • Climate-related financial risk in the energy sector and the recommendations from the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure
  • Emissions drivers and displacement factors in low carbon, 2 degree consistent outlooks
  • The role of natural gas in the energy transition
  • Existing and proposed national policy initiatives based on markets and mandates, such as carbon pricing, renewable energy standards and efficiency requirements
  • The outlook for emissions abatement technologies, including renewables, battery storage, electric vehicles and carbon capture

What's Included

Research & Data
  • Subscribers receive regular research delivered via IHS Markit Connect, including exclusive special reports on climate and CO2-related topics compiled by the Climate and Carbon research team
  • Emissions data and long-term projections
  • Low emission cases
  • Climate country profiles covering the G20 countries data and benchmarks on each country’s approach to climate change and air quality, including emissions data and economy-wide and sector-specific climate change mitigation and adaptation policies and measures and air quality standards
  • Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) outlooks to the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Company intelligence
  • Carbon pricing
  • Energy Transition Indicators (ETIs) to represent the scale and pace at which the energy transition is advancing in the wake of the Paris Agreement
  • Carbon Capture Use and Storage (CCUS) Projects and Policy dashboard
Analyst Access

Contact Climate and Carbon researchers to discuss published research and implications for member business operations, risks, plans and strategies. Our team calls upon the wider IHS Markit thought leadership and research community for limited, supplemental support.

Member Workshops

IHS Markit analysts and select outside experts hosts an annual workshop to discuss policy and market challenges. The program's collaborative design fosters discussions across a broad range of topics to meet evolving client needs and interests.

Webcasts/Other Meetings

Receive invitations to webcasts featuring research analyst presentations and Q&A to discuss current issues and research themes.

Key Questions

  • Companies will increase climate-related risk assessments amid calls for greater engagement and transparency. At what pace will companies adopt the use of scenarios to test business resiliency?
  • Oil and gas companies are growing their power businesses. Is this the best way to generate returns from the low-carbon transition?
  • Investment funds, banks, and international financial institutions are announcing withdrawal from oil and gas. Is this an important shift or a short-term trend?
  • Carbon pricing has been insufficient to move markets so far. Will there be a breakthrough for carbon pricing?
  • Carbon Capture Use and Storage (CCUS) projects are minimal so far. Will government support for carbon capture increase and will that be enough to take investments to the next level?
  • Emission estimates are varied and contentious. Will there be a move to standardize lifecycle assessments for emissions?
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