Climate Finance and Financial Risk
Both climate change and the transition to a net-zero economy pose risks to financial assets and the broader financial system—but these same risks can create opportunities for firms and investors. RFF’s Climate Finance and Financial Risk Initiative aims to identify and improve the measurement of these risks to support financial stability, a thriving economy, and a healthy environment.
Climate Finance 101
An introduction to climate-focused financial investments, investor motivations and actions, and the challenges of and options for effective climate finance.
Climate Financial Risk 101
An introduction to the risks that climate change poses to financial systems and stakeholders, as well as actions to accurately account for these risks in decisionmaking.
Special Series: The SEC Climate Disclosure Rule
In light of a recently proposed climate disclosure rule from the US Securities and Exchange Commission, experts weigh in on what the rule entails and its implications in this Resources blog series.
William A. Pizer
Billy Pizer is Vice President for Research and Policy Engagement at RFF. Previously, he was the Susan B. King Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Marc Hafstead is a fellow and director of the Carbon Pricing Initiative at RFF. His research focuses on the evaluation and design of climate and energy policies.
Richard G. Newell
Dr. Richard G. Newell is the President and CEO of Resources for the Future. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the administrator of the US Energy Information Administration, the agency responsible for official US government energy statistics and analysis.
Brian C. Prest
Brian Prest is an economist and Fellow at Resources for the Future specializing in climate change, oil and gas, and energy economics.
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