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Editor: David Keighley
14th July 2011

Are the world's stock markets - especially the London Stock Exchange - carrying far more fossil fuels than can be burned in the next 40 years, leaving investors exposed to a previously hidden 'carbon bubble'? According to new research released this week by financial thank tank Carbon Tracker they are. And in its report 'Unburned Carbon' it warns regulators, governments and investors not to "sleepwalk" towards another major financial disaster.

Carbon Tracker maintains that only one-fifth of the world's fossil fuel reserves can be used if global warming is to be limited to 2degC - yet far more than this is listed on the world's capital markets, with London currently holding fossil fuel reserves of over ten times the UK's domestic carbon budget for 2011 right up to 2050.

And with the London Stock Exchange loading up with more and more carbon through recent high-profile flotations, Carbon Tracker argues that the new Financial Policy Committee, set up to monitor risks and bubbles in the financial system, must address urgently this 'carbon bubble' and ensure regulators require greater disclosure on reserves and carbon emissions in order to assess this risk to financial stability. More information at


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David Keighley

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