26–27 September 2016
The Queen’s College, Oxford, UK
From investors to activists and world leaders, there is growing interest in whether and how climate policy should seek to limit the supply of fossil fuels in addition to reducing demand. Research suggests a large share fossil fuel reserves will need to stay in the ground to keep warming below 2°C – but achieving this will be a daunting challenge.
For many countries fossil fuel extraction and trade are central to energy security and economic development. And despite growing insights into environmental impacts of fossil fuel extraction and the financial risks of further investment in fossil fuel development, the options for supply-side climate policies and actions, their potential role and effectiveness all remain underexplored.
This two-day conference aims to fill that gap. It brings together academics and practitioners to discuss how to enable policies, plans and investment decisions on further fossil fuel extraction and trade to be more consistent with long-term global climate and sustainability goals.