Webinar Video

Webinar: A bespoke probabilistic approach to climate scenario analysis

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) organised a presentation of a research paper 'A Bespoke, probabilistic approach to climate scenario analysis', 14 March 2023, 4:30 PM - 05:45 PM CET, via Zoom.

The paper was presented by Jeremy Lawson (Chief Economist and Head of the abrdn Research Institute).

The paper is co-authored with Anna Moss, Alexandre Popa, Eva Cairns and Craig Mackenzie.

The online seminar was moderated by Mar Reguant (Northwestern University, Barcelona School of Economics and CEPR).

We develop a new approach to designing climate scenarios and assessing the impact of physical and transition climate risks on companies and markets that is better tailored for financial and investment decision making. Our main innovations are that we: (i) allow for more plausible policy variation across sectors and regions to construct ‘bespoke’ scenarios that are more realistic than typical ‘off-the-shelf’ reference scenarios, (ii) develop a baseline scenario benchmarked against what is priced into the market to better identify potential asset price misalignments, (iii) assign probabilities to scenarios and aggregate them to analyse how the long-term fair valuation of asset prices relates to a probability-weighted mean outcome.